Those who expected the Western Conference semifinal matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks to be a walkover for Phoenix will be disappointed.
The tie is going all the way to Game 7, with the Mavs putting up a stubborn showing to stay well in with a chance of downing the Suns, who comfortably had the best record in the NBA during the regular season.
Luka Doncic has proven again that he’s already one of the best players in the NBA, much to the frustration of his haters, who are terrified that the Slovenian prodigy could find himself in the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.
The former Real Madrid star seemed to take the matter personally after Devin Booker made fun of him in Game 5. He came back stronger than ever in Game 6 to stop the jokes and annihilate the Suns (113-86) at the American Airlines Center.
Doncic vs Paul and Booker
“It’s not just that the Mavs have the best player in the series, the Mavs‘ best player is better than the Suns‘ best two players combined,” Nick Wright said on Fox Sports’ First Things First.
“And you know, I am feeling good this morning. Nothing better than having a nice familiar thing. My actual son tweeting about my large adult Slovenian son [Luka Doncic]. Well, get that, 33, 11, eight and four.
“More points, more rebounds, more assists, more steals, for all you defense fetishisers out there, and a clear 12 fewer turnovers.
“Do you feel that? It’s the vice tightening on Devin Booker and Chris Paul.
“Chris Paul, four times in his career has 2-0 leads, that’s the most in NBA history. Could we have a fifth?
“And Devin Booker had the audacity, the unmitigated gall to mock a clearly superior player… A lot of pressure on the Suns for Game 7.”