The Grizzlies got hit with a dose of "Luka Magic" on Wednesday night.
With only 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation and Dallas trailing Memphis by two points, everyone inside the FedEx Forum knew the ball was NBA Vintage Clothing going to end up in the hands of Mavericks star Luka Doncic. After a Dallas timeout, Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber found Doncic with an inbound pass and let the All-Star guard do the rest.
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Doncic caught the ball, took two dribbles and threw up an awkward, off-balance floater from beyond the 3-point line. Swish. Mavs win.
Immediately after the game, Doncic, who finished with 29 points, nine assists and five rebounds in the victory, told ESPN's Dave Pasch that he was "surprised" to see the shot go in. During his postgame media availability, Doncic also described the shot as "kind of lucky."
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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle now "expects" Doncic to make shots with a high degree of difficulty. He told reporters that he has lost "thousands" of dollars betting against Doncic draining half-court heaves, and he has learned his lesson.
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