WATCH: Shaquille O’Neal ‘Still Can’t Believe’ Andrew Wiggins’ Epic Dunk on Mavs Star Luka Doncic

Published 05/24/2022, 7:15 PM EDT
May 22, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks over Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half in game three of the 2022 Western Conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have shown their class and champions status against the Dallas Mavericks. They are now 3-0 up in the Conference Finals and the Mavs do not seem to have an answer. Stephen Curry’s side has put on a show for the fans. Game 1 was a big blowout victory, and game 2 was a big comeback victory, whereas game 3’s victory once again showed the Warriors’ character. Another big plus for them was Andrew Wiggins, especially in game 3.

Stephen Curry scored 31 points along with impressive 11 assists and 5 rebounds. Klay Thompson scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Draymond Green was also contributing defensively, along with his 10 points and vital rebounds. Kevon Looney had 12 rebounds. Apart from the brilliant team performance, it was a lack of it for the Mavs.

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Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Jalen Brunson were the top scorers for the Mavs. While Luka scored 40 points, Dinwiddie scored 26 and Brunson scored 20 in a 109-100 defeat against the Warriors.

WATCH THIS STORY: Luka Doncic’s rise to stardom.

It was a brilliant outing for Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins. Moreover, a particular dunk on Doncic would be what he would take back as ‘his’ moment from game 3.

Shaquille O’Neal shares Andrew Wiggins’ insane dunk on Luka Doncic

On his Instagram story, Shaq shared the reel of Wiggins dunking on Luka in epic fashion. The dunk was special because firstly it was on a player of Luka’s caliber, secondly, it proved that Andrew Wiggins was playing on a top-notch level.

 

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The dunk was firstly called an offensive foul. But Steve Kerr challenged the call. The decision was overturned eventually and the insane dunk stood. In Shaq and Chuck’s words, it was not ‘an’ offensive, it was offensive!

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Other than the dunk, it was a brilliant outing for Andrew Wiggins. He scored 27 points with 11 vital rebounds. As it was the feature of the Warriors’ gameplay. Rebounds were a big reason why they came out on top. Along with the rebounds, their quick ball-player movement and accurate passing were too much for the Mavs to handle.

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The game series seems lost with the Warriors ahead by 3-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors seem to be on their way to the NBA finals with eyes on their 4th title. Steve Kerr would hope that they can clinch the series 4-0. If that happens, they would be proud to beat the Luka-led Mavs in 4 games.

However, the Mavericks certainly have the talent to surprise everyone even though the Warriors do not look like a side that will lose 4 games in a row.

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Chaitanya Sharma

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Chaitanya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his engineering from SRM University. Having determined an interest in football and basketball, he was inclined towards having a job in the sports industry.

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