Luka Doncic’s brilliant basket leaves Kevin Garnett in awe during Mavs vs Rockets

Luka Doncic is having one of those seasons when nothing seems to go wrong for him. His jaw-dropping points tally is not the only thing that the Mavericks’ maverick is attracting attention for. His magical plays, quarterback-esque passes, and flashy trick shots during the game can easily end up in the season-end highlights.

Doncic continued the trend with another outrageous shot against the Rockets on Sunday night, which earned him plaudits from a former hoopster. The ex-NBA star in question is none other than Kevin Garnett.

Video: Luka Doncic scores with sick technique

Over the season, Mavericks star Luka Doncic smashed records and delivered some picture-perfect passes that left NBA enthusiasts awestruck. In his recent encounter with the Houston Rockets, Doncic managed to steal the show with his mesmerizing bucket.

Jabari Smith Jr., who played his second match after suspension, was responsible for guarding the 6’7″ Slovenian. Despite doing his best, Smith couldn’t contain the scoring beast, who employed an odd technique to shoot. With a few seconds remaining in the third quarter, Doncic hurled an underhand shot that resulted in a flawless bucket just before the buzzer.

The Houston franchise has shown great grit in the past couple of weeks, finishing with the higher points on the scoreboard. To extend their 11-game winning streak, the Rockets welcomed the Mavericks into their arena. Although having a home-court advantage, the Rockets failed to snatch the lead from Dallas, who established their dominance from the first quarter and finished with a 125-107 victory.

The 25-year-old Mavs guard bagged a massive 47 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists in the game while his Batman pulled 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 assists. However, with his underhand shot, Luka not only amazed the NBA community but also left a former NBA champion astounded.

Kevin Garnett lauds Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic received heaps of praise from former NBA players and this time it was Kevin Garnett’s turn to give Doncic his flowers. KG was shocked by the Mavs’ guard’s last-second addition of two points from within the 3-point arc with an insane technique.

Praising Doncic on his Instagram story, the “Big Ticket” wrote, “LUCkA THE DON say word Man bro out here playing horse.. making it look simple” along with a dozen of emojis. Garnett lauded Luka for making a difficult underhand shot look so effortless that most known figures in the league wouldn’t attempt it.

Doncic has been putting up gigantic numbers to his name, averaging 34 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 9.8 assists while shooting at 48.9% from the floor and 38% from the 3-point range, proving his worth in the 2024 MVP contender race.

On April 2, Luka will have another opportunity to weave his magic against the Warriors, and if he continues to perform his incredible feats, Stephen Curry and Co. could be in for a long night.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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