Following the Dallas Mavericks’ Game 1 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals, Luka Doncic reflected on his comment about battling through “Real Madrid DNA.”

Doncic, who scored 33 points in the game, spoke about his time at Real Madrid, saying, “Definitely. Once you play there for many years and I won there, so it kind of stays with you. Sometimes you just remember those beautiful moments when you win and what it means to win.”

Before joining the NBA, Doncic had a successful stint with Real Madrid, winning three Spanish league titles and one EuroLeague championship.

Doncic’s performance in Game 1 showcased his ability to rise to the occasion in crucial moments, mirroring his success with Real Madrid.

The Mavericks will look to harness Doncic’s winning mentality as they continue their quest for an NBA championship.