WATCH: Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Gets His Revenge on Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. With Fierce Poster

Published 05/25/2021, 10:38 PM CDT
May 22, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots over LA Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the third quarter of game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


It seems like the Clippers tend to lose their touch when they enter the playoffs. Starting off as one of the top teams in the West, the Mavericks are giving the Clippers a run for their money in the first round itself. However, it is no surprise because Luka Doncic has been in unbelievable form. Defeating the Clippers in Game 1 has only made Doncic’s thirst for their blood stronger in Game 2. And this incredible shot by him says it all.

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Luka Doncic stunning elevation

The Dallas Mavericks have taken the lead by the end of the first quarter, and Kawhi Leonard has been the top scorer so far for the Clippers. Doncic’s first quarter in this game has been a little slow, but that has no one worried after what they saw in the previous game.

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Not only did he put up 31 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds in the last game, but it also became his seventh triple-double in the playoffs. This is the most any player of this franchise has ever recorded.

And now, just when the Clippers are trying to rally back in the second game, Luka came in with a stunning poster that gave them a 7 point lead. To make things better, it was on Marcus Morris, his rival from last season. It’s like Luka was taking revenge for what the Clippers or specifically Marcus Morris did to him in the postseason last year.

The beef with Marcus Morris

While playing the LA Clippers last year, Luka Doncic was already dealing with a sprained ankle when Morris ended up stepping on his heel during the series. Fans went bonkers as they labeled this as an intentional move or Morris’ part.

However, the beef that everyone believed that the two had seems to have been dusted off long ago. Morris recently confessed that he had already apologized to Doncic for it. Marcus wanted to clear the air and remove any misconception of him being a dirty player.

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Even before this year’s series, Doncic accepted that their beef was squashed. The Mavs superstar even praised his rival for being a great player and defender. Morris did not refrain from complimenting Luka either and established that he respected Luka as well.

May 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) slam dunks over LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (8) and center Ivica Zubac (40) in the first quarter of game two in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

While the rivalry may not exist anymore, Doncic has still subtly taken his revenge. And if Dallas wins this series, Doncic would have gotten back at Morris perfectly.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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