Luka Doncic
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Luka Doncic shared his excitement for the upcoming clash with the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.

Doncic called the battle with the Clippers a ‘hell of a matchup’ and pointed out the Dallas Mavericks are ready for the series.

This will be a rematch from the 2020 NBA playoffs, where the Clippers defeated Doncic and the Mavs in six games in the opening round (4-2).

The Clippers have the home-court advantage, after finishing fourth in the West. Meanwhile, Doncic and Dallas claimed the fifth place.

The 2021 NBA playoffs are set to start this Saturday, May 22, while the play-in tournament will take place from May 18 to 21.