Luka Doncic just cannot stop making history and standing out from the crowd. On Sunday, he put in perhaps his finest performance of his still very young career as he led his Dallas Mavericks to a 135-133 OT win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The 21-year old, playing on a sprained ankle sustained Friday and carrying a team without the stricken Kristaps Porzingis, would record 43 points, grab 17 rebounds, and also dish out 13 assists. But it was the way they won it, on his buzzer-beating three-pointer that will be remembered for generations.
That shot levels up the series at two games apiece, and it means the Clippers, the West’s two seed have their work cut out for them. In two of the other Game 4’s, we got confirmation of who would indeed be moving on to the second round of the playoffs. The Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors swept away their respective opponents, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, and they will now prepare for their next series. In the night cap, the Utah Jazz took a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets as Donovan Mitchell’s 51 outdid Jamal Murray’s 50 in a 129-127 scoring extravaganza.