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The Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic expressed his joy at witnessing fellow teammate Dereck Lively II aggressively drive towards the basket after short rolls against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the second quarter, Luka had advised him to simply go for the dunk, emphasizing that instead of attempting to pass when faced with smaller opponents in the low position, he should confidently go for the slam.

“That’s exactly what I told him in the second quarter,” Doncic said. “Just go dunk it. Like I said, ‘You’re trying to dunk it on Chet, but when there were small guys in low man, you’re trying to pass it.’ So I was like, ‘Just go dunk it.'”