The Dallas sensation hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining – his second go-ahead 3 in the final minute – and the Mavericks avoided a fourth-quarter collapse in a 110-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
After the latest dramatic shot similar to one Doncic drained to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 of a first-round series in the playoff bubble, Boston’s desperate inbound toss toward the basket hit the rim, sealing the Dallas win. “The wiring of people like Luka Doncic, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, guys that have this laser-like focus in these situations. It’s difficult to explain how their minds and their brains work.”
The Mavericks won for the seventh time in nine games to get back to.500 for the first time in almost a month while dropping Boston below the break-even mark for the first time since the third game of the season. The Celtics won both games in Boston last week and have a six-game road winning streak in the series.