The Slovenian wonder kid did it again! It seems like the Mavericks superstar Luka Dončić is establishing himself as one of the most clutch players in the NBA. The newest victim on Luka’s list were the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Mavericks and the Grizzlies squared off in Memphis in a hard-fought game that came down to a dramatic finish. It seemed the Grizzlies had the win in the bag, with a 113-111 lead and two free throws for Grayson Allen with just a few seconds left. But Allen choked and miss both free throws, leaving the door open for Luka and the Mavericks to steal the win.
With just 1.8 seconds to go, Dončić got the ball in a tough position a few feet from the three-point line. But he managed to split between Dillon Brooks and Jonas Valanciunas and lean into a one-handed floater, barely managing to not step on the three-point line. It was a perfect swish, as Luka was already by the basket when the shot went in. Dončić just raised his hands in glory as his teammates stormed the court, celebrating the win.
The crazy game-winner has everybody in the FedEx Forum shocked, and numerous current and former NBA players went to Twitter to share their reactions.
Luka himself reacted in the post-game interview, sharing how he surprised himself making that shot.
Dončić finished the game with 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists, continuing his fantastic season. To add some fire and importance to the win, this shot put the Mavericks two wins ahead of the Grizzlies in a tight race for the Western Conference playoffs seeding. This was a one-of-a-kind shot that could be of enormous importance for the rest of the Mavericks season. Luka magic, baby!