Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic
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Luka Doncic opened up about his duel with Kawhi Leonard in the first-round playoff series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The star of the Mavs praised Leonard, adding he is enjoying his battle with the superstar of the Clippers.

“It’s fun when he’s missing & we’re making. It’s so hard to stop him. He’s an amazing player. Shout out to Maxi [Kleiber & Dorian Finney-Smith], amazing defense. Without them, I don’t think we win the game,” Doncic told reporters after Game 4.

Doncic had 43 points, 17 rebounds, and 13 assists, helping the Mavericks tie the series at 2-2.

Meanwhile, Leonard posted 32 points, nine boards and four assists, but were not enough to lead the Clippers to the victory.

Game 5 will take place on Tuesday.