Who even does this?! Luka Doncic is insane2021|03:54
Look at this absolutely mind blowing shot by Luka. Shot clock running down, and the dude pulls off the most casual step back from waaay downtown with a hand in his face. Unbelievable. And he did the same thing against Jayson Tatum on his way to 36 points on 63% from the three point line. An amazing 7 of 11. So this reminded me of something that nobody mentions when it comes to Luka Doncic. And we need to talk about it. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it. Before getting to that, let me break down a few more of his amazing plays from last night since he was spectacular. He killed Boston with this behind the back snatch into a stepback on multiple possessions and the Celtics defenders just couldn’t find an answer for it. But it wasn’t just scoring. You need to see this wild pass by Luka. On the high pick and roll, he gets trapped, and as he’s trying to get away from it, he actually dribbles towards a triple team. However check the poise and the patience, as Doncic takes a glance at this moment and locates Porzingis alone in the corner. So as he jumps for that pass, KP signals at the same time that he’s going to the rim. So Doncic makes an adjustment mid air and sends the pass to the basket, a nice catch by Porzingis and the dunk. Incredible. This was just 1 of his 5 assists of the night to go along with 8 rebounds, as Doncic continues to have yet another great all around season with averages that are pretty close to a triple double. But let’s get to the main topic of this video. When you look at his 3 point shooting this year, it’s 37.7% which is not bad by any means, especially for someone taking 8 of them per game. It’s a good percentage. But nothing more than that. However when looking ahead towards the playoffs, we need to account for 1 key thing. Looking at this statistic it all becomes clear. For some reason Luka started this season pretty slow shooting the ball, with an abysmal 9.5% in the 4 games Dallas played in December, following that up with 33% in January. Which, believe it or not, would be his career high number even if it only stayed at that. Yup! When you see his stepbacks and flashy 3’s and game winners, you could be deceived into thinking that he’s a better shooter from downtown than his 32 and a half and 31 and a half in his first 2 years in the league. But let’s put all that aside and focus on how Doncic is raising his form to a whole new level these past 2 months and shooting a blistering 43 and a half percent in both February and March. Of course culminating with this 7 of 11- 3 point barrage that he had against Boston. And when asked about all of those tough shots, he kept it fun with his answer. So as we’re slowly getting closer and closer to the postseason, it’s important to keep in mind that Luka is playing out of his mind, shooting lights out, oh and btw, the best shooter on the Mavericks hasn’t even played a single game for them. Of course I’m talking about JJ Reddick who came to Dallas at the trade deadline. And as I said in that previous video, he will be a huge weapon for this team in terms of filling in what they lost by trading Seth Curry, and providing great floor spacing for both Doncic and Porzingis to operate and play their game. Let’s just hope that Luka can keep up this high level and that the Mavs can make the playoffs in the West that much more interesting. Hey I’m 600 subscribers from half a million and I wanna celebrate tonight, so if you haven’t subscribe, baby! Talk to you in the next one, peace out.