Luka Doncic may be down two games in the Western Conference Finals but he has balled out in these playoffs. In fact, he has torched everyone he has faced in these playoffs and has joined some elite company. He became only the third player to reach 800 points in his first 25 playoff games, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan. However, more than Luka’s amazing run, fans are mesmerised by what Michael Jordan was able to achieve.
Luka in his most recent outing had 42 points on 12 of 23 shooting and 5-10 from the three-point range. What’s the most amazing part of this, is that he doesn’t take a lot of bad shots. No matter who is defending him in the playoffs, Luka always plays at his own pace. Let it be Kawhi Leonard, Mikal Bridges, Paul George or Draymond Green, he doesn’t change the way he plays. And he is an outstanding passer and if you double him, he will always make the right pass at the right time.
NBA Fans are in awe of Michael Jordan as Luka Doncic joins elite club
The NBA Fans were shocked to see how many points Jordan had scored in his first 25 games. They were in awe of Luka as well, but the way Jordan had dominated early in his career, left them in awe. Here are the best reactions:
Jordan is really the basketball Zues https://t.co/AYCnT8NMYb
— @FREEquency (@OverlordOsiris) May 21, 2022
I’m trying to tell y’all. MJ would be MJ in any era
— Slashh (@PlayboiSlashh) May 21, 2022
They be coming up with anything to make a player look better or more valuable than everybody else in the league. “First player since Wilt to win 20 games with his laces in a double knot” Stop it.
— Taylor Rooks Future Ex Husband (@ItsJust__CJ) May 21, 2022
Jordan is still the true GOAT… tell me where LeBron is on this list?
— ip Davis III (@PipDavis69420) May 21, 2022
MJ was 8-17 in his first 25 playoff games
— Yugi mo’ dough (@King_Odion) May 21, 2022
Damm we are all so impressed with Luka and then we see MJ had 104 points more
— Tom (@dardzinak) May 21, 2022
You are smoking some good ass weed if you believe luka is better than those men
— Tray (@Tray5135) May 21, 2022
Jordan lived at the ft line too.
— Tay TooSweet (@Searching4Tay) May 21, 2022
Players with 900 pic.twitter.com/HFDM1ZB1o8
— Junk Wax Heroes (@JunkWaxHeroes) May 21, 2022
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Explanation for why Jordan is #1: for the first few seasons he was in the playoffs, he was all the Bulls had…he scored a lot of points bc that was their best chance to win. But, when Jackson was elevated to head coach & Pippen, etc., arrived, he didn't need to score that many.
— AndrewTRei (@AndrewTRei1) May 22, 2022
The Mavs need to step up or this series is over
Game 1 was a blowout, and the Mavs knew they had to respond. And they came out fighting from the start. They had a 19-point lead in the game. Luka and Jalen Brunson were cooking. But the Warriors are different from the Jazz and the Suns in one aspect – they have been champions before and they have a superior playoff experience.
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They used it to claw their way back. First, they locked the Mavs up defensively to cut the lead to single digits. Then they exploded in the final quarter on the offensive end, to put this game to bed.
Apr 28, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts to free throws in the final seconds in a game against the Utah Jazz during game six of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
But one thing we have learned is that the Mavs always make the right adjustments. Their coach, Jason Kidd, will definitely have something up his sleeve as the series now moves to Dallas for the next two games.
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