Mavs news: Luka Doncic leads Slovenia to semis, continues epic Olympic streak
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic and the rest of his squad just blew by Germany as Slovenia continues their magical run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 22-year-old led the way as his team secures a semi-finals berth with an emphatic 94-70 blowout win against a tough German squad.
The two-time All-Star went to work again on Monday, putting on quite the show against the German national squad. He dropped a near triple-double performance with 20 points, 11 assists, and eight boards. In addition, Luka’s crazy international streak continues as he is now 17-0 with the Slovenian national team (via Bleacher Report).
LUKA AND SLOVENIA ARE HEADED TO THE SEMI FINALS
Slovenia takes down Germany, 94-70
Luka: 20 PTS | 8 REB | 11 AST
He’s now 17-0 with the team. pic.twitter.com/grzf30Y4Ae
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 3, 2021
This is also Luka’s third 20-point game in these Olympics. He exploded for 48 points in the tournament opener against Argentina and followed that up with another impressive 25-points outburst against the hosts, Japan. Doncic is now averaging 26.3 points per game as he continues to ball out for the 4-0 Slovenian squad. Add to that, the six-foot-seven guard has propelled himself to the second leading rebounder of the entire tournament with a total of 32, next to teammate Mike Tobey.
What’s more impressive about Slovenia’s win on Monday was that they did it by commitee. Zoran Dragic ended up with a game-high of 27 points, adding to Doncic’s 20, while Tobey finished with another double-double with 13 points and 11 boards. Slovenia also shot 15/35 from deep, with Zoran knocking down five of them.
Up next for the red-hot Slovenian team would be to face either Italy or France who’s set to battle it out in the other quarterfinal match later tonight.