‘Found Their Identity’ Twitter Goes Berserk as the LA Clippers Advance Despite Luka Doncic’s Heroics

Published 06/06/2021, 11:53 PM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) moves the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half in game seven of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Clippers faced off against the Dallas Mavericks in a game 7 in the first round of the playoffs. This series is the rematch of the 2020 NBA playoffs and is certainly a cracker of a matchup.

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Coming into the playoffs, the Clippers were the dark horse contenders in the Western Conference. With superstars like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George along with role players like Rajon Rondo, the Clippers were clear favorites in this matchup.

Jun 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half in game seven of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While the Mavericks were not as loaded, they had a generational talent in Luka Doncic who can single-handedly defeat teams. With the teams well matched for the first six games of the series, this game 7 was a must watch.

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LA Clippers defeat Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks

Given how high the stakes were in this elimination game, both the Mavs and the Clippers came out, all guns blazing. With Kawhi and Luka going at it in the offensive end, the Mavericks took a slender three point lead at the end of the first quarter.

While Doncic continued his phenomenal run in the second quarter ending the half with 29 points, his team was struggling to make shots. The Clippers on the other hand saw Paul George and Terrence Mann lead the team to a 8-point lead at the end of the half with a 70-62 scoreline.

The Mavs knew they had to make a comeback in the third and they certainly started the game in a perfect manner. Dallas eventually had a five point lead in the game halfway across the third quarter.

As it looked like the Clippers were slipping back yet again, Kawhi and Co. answered back in some style. Going on a 24-4 run, the Clippers took a commanding 15 point lead. There was no stopping them from then on. Shooting 46.5% from the three point line, the Clippers never let the Mavs make a comeback in this game.

With his teammates misfiring from the perimeter as well as missing free throws, Doncic’s 46-point performance was not enough for the Mavericks. This game 7 victory certainly helped the Clippers to solidify themselves as a contender and Kawhi and Co. will have to put up their best performance if they want to defeated the one-seeded Utah Jazz.

Twitter reacts to Kawhi & Co. defeating the Mavericks?

NBA twitter certainly went crazy after Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the Clippers past the Mavericks with a dominant 113-103 victory. While many congratulated the Clippers, some also hailed Luka Doncic’s heroic display.

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While the Clippers advance to the second round, they will face a Utah Jazz team who are performing at their best. Can the LA Clippers continue this form against the one-seeded Utah Jazz?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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