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Mavs star Luka Doncic’s frustrated reaction in loss to Rockets caught on camera

Mavericks, Luka Doncic

The Houston Rockets ended the Dallas Mavericks’ winning streak on Wednesday with a 102-93 victory at home. Mavs star Luka Doncic had 23 points, nine rebounds, and five assists but was visibly frustrated after Wednesday’s loss. Doncic was caught on camera throwing a water bottle to the ground and yelling some words out of frustration. 

From what it looks like, Doncic must have been disappointed with how the Mavericks handled the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. They had multiple chances to overtake the Rockets down the stretch but just couldn’t convert their three-point shots and layups. It was a loss that could have easily been a win, hence why Doncic might have been mad. 

The Rockets were saved by John Wall, Christian Wood, and Kelly Olynyk, who were huge in the last quarter. Wood finished the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Wall and Olynyk had 31 and 10 points respectively. It was a total team effort for the red and black squad who needed this win desperately. 

As for Doncic and the Mavs, they’ll be able to bounce back on the second night of a back-to-back on Thursday versus the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s no final word yet if Giannis Antetokounmpo will suit up on Thursday, but this will be a great opportunity for the Mavs to steal the game and continue to climb in the Western Conference standings. 

The Mavericks are currently sitting in seventh place in the standings—in position to enter the play-in tournament. The best-case scenario for them is to avoid the play-in tournament and they have to win as many games as possible moving forward.