On Friday, Luka Doncic was the man of the hour. Sinking a game-winning three in the closing seconds of Game 2, the Slovenian guard led the Dallas Mavericks to another victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals. His big shot was the talk of the town, and it wasn't just fans who were raving about the basket. Once the ball found the bottom of the net, famous athletes such as Dirk Nowitzki and Patrick Mahomes couldn't help but post on X.


In fact, Mahomes was so ecstatic about the Mavericks' win that he put out two more posts about the game.

It's understandable why the NFL's top quarterback felt this way. After all, Doncic's shot can only be described as cold-blooded.

For more context, the Mavericks were down by two with around 12 seconds remaining in regulation. Doncic had the ball near the logo as Jaden McDaniels defended him. The Mavericks guard called for a screen, and Dereck Lively's pick resulted in Rudy Gobert getting switched on Doncic. With a mismatch on his hands, Luka went to work.

Sizing up the Defensive Player of the Year, Doncic used a crossover and a between-the-legs dribble to set up his signature step-back three. He fired away, and the ball found the bottom of the net, much to the misery of the entire Target Center.

The Timberwolves had three seconds to respond, but Naz Reid's buzzer-beating attempt was off the mark.

The Mavericks steal another on the road

Luka finished the game with a monster triple-double of 32 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. He sank a total of five threes while making all his seven attempts from the three-point line. Kyrie Irving followed with 20 points, while center Daniel Gafford added 16 points.

Furthermore, the Dallas defense caused Minnesota's stars to struggle. Anthony Edwards finished with 21 points, but he was just 5-of-17 (29.4%) from the floor. Karl-Anthony Towns, meanwhile, had 15 points on 4-of-16 (25%) shooting.

Moving forward, the momentum is completely on the Mavericks' side as the team heads home with a 2-0 advantage. Luka Doncic is now two wins away from his first-ever finals appearance, and the Dallas fandom surely hopes that he'll make it this year.