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The winner of Luka Doncic’s game in Mavs-Wolves shocks social networks

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-108 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on a game-winning goal by Luka Doncic.

Doncic had 32 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, the fourth triple-double of his postseason career, the fifth most in NBA postseason history, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Kyrie Irving added 20 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds, scoring 13 points in the final frame. Dereck Lively II scored 14 points and nine rebounds, making 6 of 6 shots from the field.

The Mavericks trailed by as many as 18 points in the second quarter, tied for the third-largest comeback victory this postseason. Dallas outscored Minnesota 61-48 in the second half.

The Mavericks trailed by two with 12.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter before Doncic hit a 3-pointer over Rudy Gobert with 3.1 seconds left. It was the second three-point basket of Doncic’s career in the final five seconds of a playoff game. He is the fifth player with multiple go-ahead 3-point field goals in the final five seconds of a playoff game since 1997-98 (play-by-play era).

Social media reacted accordingly to Doncic’s three-pointer, including Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.


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