WHAT: Game 3 of the series
WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. CST
HOW: ESPN or Bally Sports Southwest
THE STORY: Well, this has been fun. In each of the first two games, the underdog Mavericks went into Staples Center and silenced the crowd of cardboard people and Billy Crystal. Luka Doncic has been unstoppable. Some might say he looks marvelous.
The Clippers have tried a variety of things to stop him, but it hasn’t worked. No one has been able to stop him one on one. Especially Pat Beverly. He’s too small.
LUKA WHEN HE SEES PAT BEV GUARDING HIM pic.twitter.com/FZuM0jyjWM— MAVS IN 4 (@pandahank41) May 26, 2021
If they double him, he picks them apart and finds the open man. That’s worked out well, since the Mavs role players have been on fire. Especially, Tim Hardaway Jr., who’s shooting something like 120% from 3.
He’s earning himself some serious cash this offseason, and hopefully it comes out of Mark Cuban’s pocket. The reliable Marc Stein says that’s likely to happen, thankfully.
In Game 1, Luka made a new friend.
In Game 2, he saw an old friend.
This is the new Texas state flag pic.twitter.com/05kEBYSxtk— Jason Gallagher (@jga41agher) May 26, 2021
The perfect picture doesn’t exi- pic.twitter.com/VTtB94rmYQ— House Mavericks (@HouseMavericks) May 26, 2021
In Game 3, he’ll have a lot of friends, since the American Airlines Center is gonna be packed and loud. It’s gonna be fun. Spend Friday night with your friends, here at Mavs Moneyball. It’s gonna be great!