The Dallas Mavericks took it to the Los Angeles Clippers 127-114 in a Game 2 upset victory Wednesday night in the bubble. Luka Doncic led the way for Dallas with 28 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists to even up the Western Conference first-round series 1-1.
Doncic scored 42 points in Game 1, giving him 70 points total in the series. That’s good for the most points in a player’s first two playoff games in modern NBA history (George Mikan scored 75 points in his first two games in 1949).
Luka Doncic has 70 points in his last two games.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) August 20, 2020
The Clippers entered this series as huge favorites; they even entered Game 2 as the NBA title favorites. But with Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis (who had 23 points and seven rebounds in Game 2), the Mavericks are a dangerous squad. After the Game 2 win, Doncic said that the TNT Inside the NBA crew should be saying that the Mavericks “got a chance.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 20, 2020
Don’t doubt the 21-year-old superstar.