Luka Doncic Rick Carlisle
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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had a great start in his second playoff appearance in his career, again vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.

Doncic posted a triple-double, his third in seven playoff games, to lead Dallas to the win over the LA franchise, which just like that lost the home advantage.

Mavericks coach had huge praise for Doncic after another stellar performance against two All-Stars like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

“This is his time of year, and he’s one of the smartest basketball players you will ever meet at any age, at any level,” head coach Rick Carlisle said after Game 1 of the series.