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Luka Doncic’s surprisingly harsh criticism of 42-point explosion in Game 5 of Mavs vs. Clippers

Luka Doncic, Mavs, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Luka Doncic just scored 42 points to take Game 5 and a 3-2 lead against the Los Angeles Clippers; however, the Dallas Mavericks star was still not satisfied with the way he played.

After taking the 105-100 victory, Doncic admitted that he played really bad in the fourth quarter of the contest. He was only able to score two points in the final period, during which the Clippers tried to stage a comeback after trailing by 14 points at the end of the third frame.

“I played terrible at the end, but we got the win, and that’s all that matters,” Doncic shared on his interview with TNT, per Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News.

Luka Doncic had 40 points in the first 36 minutes of play, so it’s understandable where his frustration is coming from. Mavs fans will also be happy with the mentality he has, as he has shown he is not satisfied with the level he is playing right now.

Simply put, that kind of thinking should only elevate him further as he tries to lead the Mavs to the promised land.

However, the Slovenian is undoubtedly a bit harsh to himself with his latest criticism. After all, he did have eight rebounds and 14 assists to his name. Sure, most of that also came from the first three quarters, but Doncic’s presence alone made it easier for his teammates to score.

With all the focus on Doncic, the other Mavs were able to hold on to their lead and escape with the big W in LA.