WATCH: Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Puts Warriors’ Steph Curry to Shame with a Buzzer-beater

Published 04/28/2021, 12:06 AM EDT
April 27, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


On Tuesday night, the Mavericks inflicted shame on the Warriors with a dominant play that was unique to this season. It appeared as if the Mavs were seeking revenge for the series loss against the Kings, by punishing Steph Curry’s GSW.

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Luka Magic took on Steve Kerr’s men by storm as Kerr watched the humiliation as a helpless bystander. The Warriors absolutely had no answers against the Mavs, and as the night matured, the situation for Bay Area kept getting worse. It was Luka all over the place, with no signs of Chef Curry making the cut.

When Luka Doncic denied Steph Curry a block

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After losing Q1 by scoring a meager 12 points, the Warriors continued their poor play in the second quarter. Right before the half-time, the Mavs were leading 60-29 when Luka Doncic dropped a buzzer-beater over at least three players checking him. The Mavericks guard came from the opposite end, cut through the traffic, and pulled a floating jump shot over an answerless Steph Curry.

Warriors’ Stephen Curry sits with player development coach Bruce Fraser during the fourth quarter against the Mavericks at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

That was not it. He continued with his circus shots in the second half and punished Andrew Wiggins a couple of times. The man of the hour was hitting threes from each side and it was a spectacle to see Luka not taking no for an answer.

That look on Steph’s face behind the towel proved that the Mavs got under his skin on Tuesday night. 

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The Mavericks and their sheer domination over the Warriors

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This was the Mavs’ second victory over the Warriors in the current season. One must note that the Warriors had blown out the Mavs on February 4 with a 147-116 victory. Almost three months later, Luka’s men forced the Dubs nation to taste their own medicine. 

Although GSW’s guards, Steph Curry and Mychal Mulder, combined for 11/20 three-pointers and 53 points, the rest failed miserably. Veteran Draymond Green went scoreless as he tried just one field goal, while Kelly Oubre Jr. looked every bit rusty. 

For the Mavs, the bench players, Tim Hardaway and Jalen Brunson helped with the offense. On the other end, guard Trey Burke and forward Dorian Finney-Smith stunned the Warriors with an amazing defense. 

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It was a forgetful 30-point loss for the Warriors which again brought them to the 50% win%. Do you think they can bounce back from here? 

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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