Luka Doncic Did THE UNTHINKABLE & Nobody Is Talking About It

On this drive, Luka Doncic sees 3 defenders on him. Look at Morris swiping at the ball, Nick Batum is on his hip, and then right in front is Terrance Mann. Still, Luka handles a triple team like it’s literally nothing, as he easily lays it in.
And right here, check out how much attention he attracts, as he’s boxed in by 4 Clippers players, but he sees Maxi Kleber wide open at the three point line, kicks it out and Maxi knocks down this great opportunity provided by Doncic.
These plays are just an illustration of how dominant Luka was in this game. Doing absolutely anything he wanted on the court.
But what if I told you that he did something that nobody else has in NBA history. What if I told you that this performance by him was one for the record books.
Sit tight and follow along closely. We got a big one today. What up everybody, my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
If you watched the game, or even if you didn’t and only took a look at the boxscore, you would see a stat line of 42 points and 14 assists which of course is monster in itself.
But then, the unthinkable. Check this out:
What you’re watching right now are 6 field goals, 4 made by Tim Hardaway Jr, 1 by Dwight Powell, and 1 by Kristaps Porzingis. These 6 were the only possessions that Luka Doncic was not involved in. Either by scoring or assisting on it.
As we take a look at the complete list of field goals in this game, the red being the points by Luka, and the green being all of his assists, you see that he was directly involved in 31 out of the 37 made baskets for the Dallas Mavericks. Wait what?! Doncic created virtually all of the made baskets for the team in the entire game.
So basically if you take away Luka, you take away 75 points from the Mavs in this game.
If we factor in the free throws that other players made, 75 out of the total 105 points that Mavericks ended up with as a team is 71.4% that Doncic was personally responsible for.
And 31 out of 37 is 83.78% if we talk about field goals. This is an unfathomable level of carrying a team. That’s virtually every successful possession for the team was in a way because of him.
I’ve definitely never thought of this stat but if anyone told me I would watch a game like this, I’m not sure if I would believe them. This is crazy.
Now, there are players that have a combined scoring + assisting number that’s higher than Luka’s 75. Just think of Kobe’s 81 + the 5 he assisted on that’s 86. Or Wilt’s 100 + the 4 assisted ones. However, percentage wise, Kobe’s 86 out of the Lakers total 122 in that game is 70.49%
And Wilt’s 104 from the team’s 169 is only 61.54% compared to the 71.4% from Doncic.
This puts him near the very top when we talk about carrying a team and how much a franchise is dependent on its star player.
But he’s not number 1, and I will make a list about that in a video in the near future. Make sure you’re subscribed for that as well.
Factoring in the circumstances of the injury that Luka’s been dealing with and we could see the previous game that it’s bothering him quite a lot at times, and the fact that this was a playoff game, a pivotal one at that, on top of that being played on the road, makes this one heck of a heroic performance by the young slovenian.
He was a bit less enthusiastic than that however, and in the postgame Doncic said that he played pretty bad according to his standards.
(DONCIC INTERVIEW)
Luckily coach Rick Carlisle agreed with me so much that he actually was stumbling to find the right words to explain what he saw in game 5.
(CARLISLE INTERVIEW)
Talking about how great he is, Luka just had his 4th game with 40 or more points in the playoffs.
And in just 11 career postseason games, he has as many 40s as Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard and Karl Malone had in their careers.
Doncic has more than some NBA greats like Kyrie Irving, Paul Pierce, Anthony Davis, Patrick Ewing, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Just think about how unbelievable of an achievement that is at only 22 years, and again, with only 11 playoff games under his belt. Incredible.
Even with all the heroics, the job is still not finished tho.
Going back home for a closeout game 6 should be the perfect setup for the Mavs but this series has been so wild and unpredictable that we should absolutely be prepared for anything.
This playoff matchup between LA and Dallas is only the second one in NBA history to have every road team win it for the first 5 games.
The first one being the 1995 Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs.
So since Kenny the Jet Smith was a part of that, he had something to say about this on Inside The NBA.

Komentarjev

  1. T Willey

    T WilleyPred dnevom

    I predict the nba sucks. drop defense, flops, no offensive rebounds, offensive is invited into the paint, the 3 point problem.. on and on

  2. Alexander Velchev

    Alexander VelchevPred 3 dnevi

    Dude, I can't concentrate on what you're saying because of your accent :) Try the windows narrator :)

  3. achim Sinn

    achim SinnPred 6 dnevi

    Doncic was great, but this stat could be a double edged sword. It also means the team doesn't really have any other solutions then giving the ball to Doncic. So if any other team finds a way of stopping him or he is injured they'd be screwed.

  4. Jason Warner

    Jason WarnerPred 6 dnevi

    Not downplaying Doncic, but your Kobe stats are incorrect. If he scored 81 and had 5 assists, that’s at least 91 (too lazy to see if any were 3s) not 86. Other than that, good video.

  5. Harry Ampatzides

    Harry AmpatzidesPred 6 dnevi

    In todays NBA with zero defence and with rules that are against playing tought defence like in the 90s for example...every single above avg player can break records. It means absolutely nothing. Doncic is a v good player...but he is playing in an NBA that is kindengarden ,boring,and slow like it was 40-50 years before and the most important??You dont need to be tough...u dont need to know how to defend...u dont need to know how to actually play basketball. All you need to know is to shoot against players that never learned how to defend from their college years till NBA.ITs all about shooting...nothing else nothing more and the rules of the game that actually MADE this game the way it is today. Meaningless with players that 20-30 years before would hardly find a team to play. So ye keep on trying to boost a sport that is actually dead,thanks god(for it) we live in an era that everything can become godlike thanks to the internet.Breaking records in todays NBA is a big joke.

  6. sleze

    slezePred 7 dnevi

    How many steps did he take on that first layup?

  7. Marcin Bielecki

    Marcin BieleckiPred 7 dnevi

    Defense only one on one...

  8. jthiel0711

    jthiel0711Pred 8 dnevi

    Get this man some fucking help please.

  9. Gimel Hope Calizo

    Gimel Hope CalizoPred 8 dnevi

    Luka is great, without support the team needs a lot of luck to be champion.

  10. OjoRojo40

    OjoRojo40Pred 8 dnevi

    Do you think this a good stat?? That's why they are losing, when the WHOLE game is involved is when they start to win. The same happened with Wilt, how many championships did he win when he was averaging 40 and 20 ??? 0, yes ZERO.

  11. Brian Beelner

    Brian BeelnerPred 8 dnevi

    If basketball games only lasted two quarters then he's HOF worthy. He withers every 2nd half.

  12. Darth_Zaider13

    Darth_Zaider13Pred 8 dnevi

    You sound more like a Niko Bellic

  13. MANMADELEGEND33

    MANMADELEGEND33Pred 8 dnevi

    “Luka Doncic does the unthinkable and nobody’s talking about! Mmmm probably because there is more important THINGS in life! 🤷🏽‍♂️😂😂😂🤦🏽‍♂️

  14. BRAD MARCUS

    BRAD MARCUSPred 8 dnevi

    Great player stuck in the NBA. A league that cares more about CHINA and race baiting and less about human rights. Shameful and boring the league has become. I miss what the league was when Jordan, Nique, Bird, Magic... where playing. When the game was physical and players didn't allow free looks at the basket and easy dunks. BORING AF!!!!

  15. James McLaren

    James McLarenPred 9 dnevi

    The title is wrong lot's of people are talking about it

  16. Brian Morien

    Brian MorienPred 9 dnevi

    That may be why they got knocked out of the playoffs. The ball has to move.

  17. Handzon Looking

    Handzon LookingPred 9 dnevi

    He has to win a championship first.

  18. Bloody Sabboth

    Bloody SabbothPred 9 dnevi

    Nobody talking about how shitty is freethrows are. Or the fact that the Clippers are in the 2nd round.

  19. txc Nexus

    txc NexusPred 9 dnevi

    Steph: normal day at the office

  20. txc Nexus

    txc NexusPred 9 dnevi

    I mean getting double/ triple teamed

  21. Dairis Ž

    Dairis ŽPred 9 dnevi

    Every channel is talking about it

  22. John Ziemba

    John ZiembaPred 9 dnevi

    How can you talk about something you can't think about?

  23. Roman Nikolayev

    Roman NikolayevPred 9 dnevi

    Is an amazing player but he shot 37 times

  24. moviekidd1

    moviekidd1Pred 9 dnevi

    Because nobody gives a shit about basketball. Feel free to end the sport entirely. Or send them all to China where there are more supportive of the govt.

  25. Tanay I.E.E

    Tanay I.E.EPred 9 dnevi

    Maxi kleber sucks to bad

  26. jon snow

    jon snowPred 9 dnevi

    It's not being talked about because he's white in a predominantly Black sport

  27. ManUP JC

    ManUP JCPred 9 dnevi

    I'm surprised Luka hasn't been canceled by the wokesters

  28. Madars A

    Madars APred 10 dnevi

    Its preety funny read all these coment's😅🤦‍♂️

  29. 12Khiry

    12KhiryPred 10 dnevi

    He’s also the worst defender on in the starting 5, which nullifies most of the good he does. He’ll need a defensive mvp to help him win. But generally people are overrating offense, the new rules give you freedom of movement which limits what defenses can do, making the current top defenders really impressive if you watch.

  30. Marek Banasiak

    Marek BanasiakPred 10 dnevi

    so the opening point is exactly the problem for the Mavs. You need another creator there so defense would need to defer

  31. Rick James

    Rick JamesPred 10 dnevi

    he just did it in game 7, 77 points

  32. Groovy

    GroovyPred 10 dnevi

    How to defend against Dončić: don't defend.

  33. rok dvornik

    rok dvornikPred 10 dnevi

    Tu je pa nš:Luka Dončič je Slovensk milijončič!!!Škoda le,da nima še koga v ekipi,ki bi mu bil lahko v pomoč!!!Go kLuka

  34. z0mby d0nky

    z0mby d0nkyPred 10 dnevi

    That's cause no one cares about basketball anymore? Most people that lean towards the right stop watching basketball and football to much politics with these sports...

  35. Simon

    SimonPred 10 dnevi

    Luka is the second coming of kobe

  36. T G

    T GPred 10 dnevi

    I'd like to see you run these stats on some of Birds games.

  37. Slymongoose

    SlymongoosePred 10 dnevi

    Nobody talked about because they too busy bitching about LeBron

  38. Atomic HRY

    Atomic HRYPred 10 dnevi

    can i get a heat check

  39. Miroslav The Pencil Maestro

    Miroslav The Pencil MaestroPred 10 dnevi

    Luka's ballhogging heroball worked great... until it didn't.

  40. MultiSupernaut

    MultiSupernautPred 10 dnevi

    All those team leaders have something in common - a Serbian father - Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Goran Dragic, Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic...in military history on of the best generals was Serbs (ww1 especially)...so if you look a basketball game as a battle, there is nothing weird about Luka's performance ;)

  41. Donna Austin

    Donna AustinPred 10 dnevi

    Luca my favorite player!

  42. Tony Trinh

    Tony TrinhPred 10 dnevi

    Doncic is the next Lillard...

  43. Mister J

    Mister JPred 10 dnevi

    Triple team nowadays would be like in the 80s, like being covered by ONE medium good defender.

  44. Mister J

    Mister JPred 10 dnevi

    Triple team nowadays would be like in the 80s, like being covered by a medium good defender.

  45. jessica biley

    jessica bileyPred 10 dnevi

    Still a loser

  46. RAW asshitshow

    RAW asshitshowPred 11 dnevi

    Well it’s not unfathomable Westbrook and lebron and other ball dominate players do the same shit and he lost so... who gives af

  47. Jesse Ashmore

    Jesse AshmorePred 11 dnevi

    It would be so annoying being his team mate. Just run around and Luka might pass it too you if he gets triple teamed.

  48. Gregor Radovic

    Gregor RadovicPred 11 dnevi

    Bravo Stefane dobro komentarišeš i analiziraš sve vezano na NBA💪💪💪

  49. Cee Loks 213

    Cee Loks 213Pred 11 dnevi

    It hilarious how people talk about how easy it is to drive in and what not but the truth is in today’s NBA defense doesn’t exist you look at a player wrong and bam foul and I really think some plays against the clippers where bullshit the refs where trying to keep the Mavs in but it didn’t work

  50. Jiahan

    JiahanPred 11 dnevi

    Not forgetting this is a playoff game against one of the best defenders in the league..

  51. B H-0

    B H-0Pred 11 dnevi

    If he doesn't suffer any major injury he will have one of the greatest careers of all time

  52. Branden Eubanks

    Branden EubanksPred 11 dnevi

    The 6 plays he wasn't involved with, team shot 100%. As a team they are predictable and easier to defend when he handles the ball that much. Need to run offense where he can play off the ball.

  53. Bully Jack You Don't Wanna Know Why.

    Bully Jack You Don't Wanna Know Why.Pred 11 dnevi

    Doncic is a white MJ, GOAT

  54. Ed

    EdPred 11 dnevi

    The only thing that doesn't make sense is why his free throw percentage is not better.

  55. KingSoul Official

    KingSoul OfficialPred 11 dnevi

    And they still lost🤫

  56. Vincent Omotoy

    Vincent OmotoyPred 11 dnevi

    And still love against clipps

  57. Homeward Bound

    Homeward BoundPred 11 dnevi

    Dude cannot even get out of the first round. These flash in the pan scorers never last or amount to anything.

  58. Mr. Mtz

    Mr. MtzPred 11 dnevi

    Go Mavs!!

  59. Takis Papadopoulos

    Takis PapadopoulosPred 11 dnevi

    Luca needs a team around him, it is an absolute shame and the only reason Mavs didn't pull through. Hardaway and porzingis are third tier players not to talk about everyone else.

  60. Martian Matters

    Martian MattersPred 11 dnevi

    A once in a lifetime player.

  61. lebron GOAT

    lebron GOATPred 11 dnevi

    love him-- he will make a great warrior

  62. Tim Cronin

    Tim CroninPred 11 dnevi

    81 + 5 assists is at least 91, not 86.

  63. Torrin Bianchi

    Torrin BianchiPred 11 dnevi

    What scoring 46 pts with 14 assists and 7 rebounds and still not winning the game? A shame indeed.

  64. LUAR COBAL

    LUAR COBALPred 11 dnevi

    and lost game 7

  65. SEVENOH

    SEVENOHPred 11 dnevi

    Lillard or Beal to the mavs

  66. mikel

    mikelPred 11 dnevi

    Lol

  67. Samuel Black Metal Rider

    Samuel Black Metal RiderPred 11 dnevi

    The way he plays seems so easy, smooth & effortless... it’s mind blowing

  68. Jerome Turner

    Jerome TurnerPred 11 dnevi

    This stat is not a good sign.

  69. Błażej Sadłek

    Błażej SadłekPred 11 dnevi

    You are the best. I enjoy watching your movies. Keep doing good stuff ✌️🤟 💪

  70. Rampart D.

    Rampart D.Pred 11 dnevi

    Will be the face of the nba for the 2020's

  71. Printing Team

    Printing TeamPred 12 dnevi

    Is he akashi?

  72. Nico Habachi

    Nico HabachiPred 12 dnevi

    He is Rookie Dirk at SF 😂😂😂😂 😂

  73. Z “HiyershySquirets” Bowzer

    Z “HiyershySquirets” BowzerPred 12 dnevi

    Doncic beat the Clipper Big One:Leonard team doesn't have a big 3 lmao

  74. J Wizdum

    J WizdumPred 12 dnevi

    Probably the most blatant eventual MVP I’ve seen in my lifetime, literally a guarantee he’ll win it at least once.

  75. J Cout

    J CoutPred 12 dnevi

    Dude, this didn't need to be a 7 minute video. It literally could have been a 20 second clip.

  76. Squeet

    SqueetPred 12 dnevi

    Dame to the Mavs. Lol I'm kidding.

  77. Space Lemur

    Space LemurPred 12 dnevi

    Doncic is the new Larry Barry, playing hurt included.

  78. mvpfocus

    mvpfocusPred 12 dnevi

    0:04: Doncic literally travels on the first play. Doncic is a great player, no doubt, but all of the traveling and diving into players before shooting is not the right way to play the game.

  79. Crock Pot

    Crock PotPred 12 dnevi

    Is it a coincidence that every video you make about a non white player is throwing shade? And tend to swing on white players nutsacks?

  80. Mark Olivo

    Mark OlivoPred 12 dnevi

    My gf glanced on this game for a few Dallas possessions and asked why the white guy has the ball everytime...this is why.

  81. Jack Salonsky

    Jack SalonskyPred 12 dnevi

    The guy is absolutely incredible

  82. Royal Ramble

    Royal RamblePred 12 dnevi

    There's 3 people that are talked about every day in basketball.. lebron lamello and luca.. all l names coincidence I think not.. then the next most talked about are kawhi dame and steph.. honorable mentions James harden kd and kyrie

  83. Garrett Graf

    Garrett GrafPred 12 dnevi

    Those are some interesting numbers, but I would say that Luca is both a ball hog (prefers to score himself), and a good passer to open teammates after running the shot clock down so that they have to shoot.

  84. Miroslav The Pencil Maestro

    Miroslav The Pencil MaestroPred 10 dnevi

    A white LeBron as it were.

  85. CZX3

    CZX3Pred 12 dnevi

    Hardaway Jr is nice too I like his jumper

  86. Everett Cox

    Everett CoxPred 12 dnevi

    I loved his postgame comments. He blamed himself then praised his teammate. The mark of a champion!

  87. Everett Cox

    Everett CoxPred 12 dnevi

    Well I hope we win out there but I'm not betting my life on it. We have the people to win it's just a matter of everyone doing their part. KP has to score and the bench has to rise up yet again.

  88. MrBareikis

    MrBareikisPred 12 dnevi

    dont even start thinking of a drinking game "when Doncic..." dont! you wont make it till 2nd QT

  89. petefaders

    petefadersPred 12 dnevi

    Come out aggressive and when the defense starts over focusing on you, change tactics and set up your team mates. An effective way to carry.

  90. petefaders

    petefadersPred 12 dnevi

    That's me in 2k park. I average 8 points 3 assists. That's most of the points.

  91. Van Jason Crisostomo

    Van Jason CrisostomoPred 12 dnevi

    Lebron's been doing this for 16years man.

  92. John Paulo Salto

    John Paulo SaltoPred 12 dnevi

    3:37 hola playa.

  93. Dwhytboi11

    Dwhytboi11Pred 12 dnevi

    I wonder why

  94. Jackir Erioa

    Jackir ErioaPred 12 dnevi

    too bad jokic is his older brother that will always outperform him

  95. Karl Glenn

    Karl GlennPred 12 dnevi

    Elite fcking numbers all the way, scoring, assist, efficiency. Jesus this kid is unbelievable.

  96. Chase Jordan

    Chase JordanPred 12 dnevi

    Anyone else feel the same way watchin The Don as as they do MJ?? Cause I can't be the only one..

  97. Renato Bakanovas

    Renato BakanovasPred 12 dnevi

    This series is like 1 luka amazing 2 luka amzing 3. Khwai amazing 4. Kwahi amazing 5. Luka is amazing 6. Khwai is amazing

  98. Rakim Carter

    Rakim CarterPred 12 dnevi

    goat

  99. ryanbxxxx

    ryanbxxxxPred 12 dnevi

    Lays it ene

  100. Laufatu Mataipule Jr

    Laufatu Mataipule JrPred 12 dnevi

    ESPN should hire you!

  101. Andreas Papadakis

    Andreas PapadakisPred 13 dnevi

    I see a slow chubby europlayer with solid fundamentals and guts ripping the league apart..if you know anything bb then you know Luca is another version of Dejan Bodiroga ,slightly less fancy..same thing about Jokic who is slower than the replay!all the talk for the athletisism and blah blah is going in flames, with these guys with some good fake moves being indefensible from all these superman best ever athletes,