Luka Doncic passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points in first 2 playoff games
After a historic Game 1 performance where he dropped 42 points, the Mavs point-forward returned and rewrote history once again as he passes the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points in their first two playoff games.
In his first two playoff games, the 21-year old tallied a total of 70 points — an incredible feat for the young superstar. For what it’s worth, KAJ’s record is 69.
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“I mean we got a win. That’s all I care about.” Luka Doncic said after the game.
The 2019 Rookie of the Year was quick to brush off his huge performance on Monday after the Mavs suffered a Game 1 defeat against the Clippers. With that said, Doncic is certainly relieved that they finally got a victory.
Although he struggled with foul trouble all-game long, Doncic was still able to lead the Mavs in scoring behind a huge first half. He added eight rebounds in just 28 minutes.
While Doncic stayed in the bench for majority of the second half, Kristaps Porzingis stabilized the Mavs both offensively and defensively. Dallas’ bench also came up huge with Seth Curry (15 points) and Trey Burke (16) carrying the load.
Doncic came back in the fourth to put the game away for Dallas.
It’s probably now safe to leave the pen to the young Slovenian, as he will most probably keep etching his name in the history books in his first playoff series this year. Doncic and the Mavs will look to gain the series advantage over the Clippers on Game 3 on Friday.