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The Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic expressed that the birth of his daughter, Gabriela, marked the happiest day of his life.

Despite the joy, he couldn’t help but feel a sense of sadness as the Mavericks narrowly missed securing a victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Reflecting on the game, Doncic described it as a significant emotional rollercoaster. Despite the disappointment of the loss, he praised the team’s substantial effort, especially in the third and fourth quarters.

Doncic emphasized the need to replicate such performances, expressing confidence that it would lead to success in future games.

“First of all, it was the happiest day of my life,” Doncic said. “I got the baby, but then today’s game was a big rollercoaster, too. I’m so sad we didn’t win this game, but man, we gave a big, big effort.

“This team today was impressive in the third and fourth quarter. We gotta play this more times, man. We’re gonna win a lot of games.”