Slovenians pack the house, watch Dragic outduel Doncic

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Giannis Askounis

29/Mar/19 11:23

About 2,000 Slovenian fans were at the American Airlines Arena for the Goran Dragic versus Luka Doncic matchup.

By John Askounis/

It was a special night for both Goran Dragic and Luka Doncic. About 2,000 Slovenians took a seat at the American Airlines Arena to watch their NBA compatriots shine. Most of them might have expected a triple-double from the 20-year-old forward, but 32-year-old Dragic put up 23 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the second triple-double of his NBA career.

The experienced point guard led the Miami Heat to their home win with 9/17 from the field. He tallied one steal and one block as well. After the NBA 2018-19 Regular Season contest he admitted: “To buy a ticket, to fly from a different continent here and to stay here and support us, it’s something amazing”,

Doncic finished with 19 points, eight boards and seven dimes. “It was great. Honestly maybe for the first time in my career I was nervous before the game, It was different for me, but it was a special night” he mentioned following the match.

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