Luka Doncic was at a loss for words after his magical buzzer-beating three on Thursday. The Dallas Mavericks superstar was equally astounded as the fans watching after his last-second shot gave the Mavericks a slim 114-113 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I was losing my balance,” Doncic said after the game (via SportsCenter). “I don’t know. I was just surprised that it went in. I don’t know what to say.”
Luka was left speechless after his wild game winner 😅 pic.twitter.com/wQh5NfZAih
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 15, 2021
Who wouldn’t be speechless after an insane shot like this. One-handed, falling out of balance, with the game on the line. That one was tough.
Luka Doncic hit this for the win. Unreal. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/Zlwn7ZX7gc
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 15, 2021
Doncic and the Mavs had one last play on Thursday to tie the game or win it all on the road. With just 1.8 seconds to go, Doncic got the ball from Maxi Kleber and had to dribble out of both Dillon Brooks and Jonas Valanciunas to give him enough space for a shot. The 22-year-old seemed to have tripped which eventually caused him to lose his balance prior to putting up the insane bucket.
After the game, Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle did manage to come up with the right words to describe Doncic’s miracle shot. The Mavs head coach perfectly summed up how Luka’s shot will be played over and over again for seasons to come.
“Luka made one of the signature, special shots that you’re going to see for a long time,” Carlisle said (via Callie Caplan of Dallas News).
Rick Carlisle: "Luka made one of the signature, special shots that you're going to see for a long time."
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) April 15, 2021
These types of clutch shots from Luka are definitely nothing new to us all but, surely, this one will be up there as one of his best game-winners in his young career.