WATCH: Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Greets NFL Star Patrick Mahomes After Win Over Clippers

Published 05/26/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
May 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after a slam dunk during game two in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the LA Clippers. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks to another impressive win over the LA Clippers. Doncic was fantastic, leading the Mavericks in scoring, as they took a 2-0 lead over the Clippers. The Mavs have now won both of the Clippers’ home games, neutralizing their home court advantage so far. The Mavericks will travel back to Dallas to take on the Clippers in their arena. After the latest game, Luka was greeted by another superstar, one from the NFL.

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Luka Doncic meets Patrick Mahomes

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic greeted NFL star and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes after the game. Mahomes was in attendance at the Staples Center, sitting courtside to watch the game. It was a fun moment between the two dominant superstars of their respective sports. Mahomes got to see firsthand what Doncic can do, as he dominated the Clippers to get the win again.

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For Luka, the game against the Clippers vindicated his performance. After his incredible game one triple-double, some fans believed it was an aberration and that the Clippers would come back strong in game two. However, Doncic showed that his performance wasn’t just a one-game spectacle. While he didn’t get a triple-double, he improved on his scoring with 39 points.

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Doncic put on a show against the Clippers

Doncic and the Mavericks entered the series against the LA Clippers with extra motivation. The Clippers had lost their last two games during the regular season. This dropped them from the third seed to the fourth seed. Some fans and analysts have speculated that the Clippers lost the third seed so that they could avoid meeting the Lakers in the NBA playoffs. For the Mavericks, this notion is severely insulting, and they are ready to show the Clippers why they made a mistake in trying to meet them.

May 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (right) defends Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second quarter of game two in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Can Luka Doncic lead the Dallas Mavericks past the LA Clippers in this first-round series? They carry a major advantage right now, being up 2-0 in the series without having played in their home. If the Mavericks can win their next two games in Dallas, then they will complete a 4-0 sweep of the Clippers, and prepare to face either the Utah Jazz or the Memphis Grizzlies. But the Clippers are still one of the best teams in the league, so a victory won’t come easy for the Mavs.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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