“Undertaker Meme Pass”: NBA Twitter Stunned After Luka Doncic Pulls Off Unbelievable Pass While Sitting on the Floor vs Suns in Game 3

Published 05/06/2022, 11:48 PM EDT
Apr 8, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) runs past referee Leon Wood (40) after Donicic makes a three point basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic is a master of the offensive game. He may not be the fastest, but his presence on the frontcourt is an absolute advantage for the Dallas Mavericks. They do have players like Jalen Brunson, and Spencer Dinwiddie, but Doncic is their ace. His offensive weapons are many which lead him to be an absolute threat.

He showed it again today. Against the Suns in Game 3, he already has five assists. One of them includes a beautiful pass sitting down to Dorian Finney Smith, who scored the two points. The Slovenian tried to get the points himself but fell down and couldn’t get it. It went to Maxi Kleber, who sent it to a sitting Doncic who sent it to an advancing Finney Smith in the paint.

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Twitter reaction to this play

Mar 21, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) guards Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Fans have gone wild over this play of Doncic’s. They are raving about how even sitting down, Doncic is a threat to the frontcourt. These are some of the reactions to this moment on Twitter:

Luka Doncic against the Suns

May 2, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) looks on against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of game one of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic is vital to the Dallas Mavericks’ hopes of winning games, especially against a well-rounded team like the Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately, his performances haven’t helped the Mavericks beat the Suns as they are down 2-0. Dallas had scored enough points to win, but it couldn’t get the stops it needed. It was yet another defeat in which Doncic had been extraordinary, early on, but exhausted by the end.

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Doncic has a league-high 38.8 percent usage rate in the playoffs, up from his regular season mark of 36.8 percent. It was 45 percent in the first half of Game 2. He would have played 40-plus minutes again if it had gone down to the wire. The reason Phoenix went after Doncic is not that he can’t guard anybody; it’s because he likely can’t do absolutely everything on offense against elite competition for heavy minutes less than two weeks after returning from a calf injury and hold his own defensively. According to the Suns’ Jae Crowder, the team discussed the fact that Doncic had played 44 minutes in the opener.

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Can Doncic save the Mavericks’ chances in the playoffs? That will absolutely be the question for tonight’s game.

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Aditya Kar

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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.

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