Luka Doncic on sixth straight loss: “This is where the big teams come together”

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Giannis Askounis

02/Feb/21 08:50

An initial angry reaction turns into an optimistic touch for Luka Doncic

By Johnny Askounis/

Luka Doncic missed the opportunity to snap the losing streak for the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. His missed long-range shot at the buzzer versus the Phoenix Suns marked the sixth defeat in the row in the 2020-21 NBA Regular Season. He was apparently extremely frustrated at the end of the game.

As the dust settled, the Slovenian sensation accepting the loss and the drop to 8-13 shifted his focus to the upcoming fixtures.

“It’s tough, but there is always another game coming,” he mentioned, “We’ve got to stay positive. I think this is where you can see who we are, in the tough moments. We’re standing together. I think the last two games were way better than before, and this is where the big teams come together.”

The Mavericks were up 11 with 4:48 left and held a two-point lead with ten seconds remaining. Devin Booker drained a triple with a second and change to go and Doncic failed to deliver the response for another disappointing outcome.

Doncic finished with 25 points, eight assists, five rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. He is averaging 27.4 points, 9.4 assists, and 9.2 rebounds this season.

Up next, the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday before a seven-game homestand.

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