Jason Kidd denies knowledge of Luka Doncic being sick

Jason Kidd denies knowledge of Luka Doncic being sick

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jason Kidd irked by Dallas Mavericks shot selection after blowing lead in Game 2 espn.com/nba/story/_/id…2:05 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Luka Doncic on what went wrong in tonight’s loss:
“Bad defense, that’s it. We got to concentrate on our defense in games. Our defense got to improve a lot.” – 12:59 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Since Mavericks drafted Luka Doncic in 2018, they have lost 5 playoff games in which Luka scored 40+
In that same span, here is the full list of players who have lost more than once in playoffs in 40-point games:
– Durant (3x)
– Giannis, Booker, Dame, Mitchell (2x each) – 12:43 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic: “We were up 19, so it’s a tough situation, but we can’t look back.” – 12:26 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs waste Luka Doncic’s 42-point night, fall apart in second half of Game 2 loss to Warriors dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…12:14 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Dallas 3FGA by halves:
Game 1
1H: 29
2H: 19
Game 2
1H: 27
2H: 18
For GSW to limit DAL to 18 attempts in the 2H tonight is exactly the formula. Tough twos put all scoring pressure on Luka/Brunson/Dinwiddie to create and match Curry/Klay/Poole/Wiggs. – 12:14 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Jalen Brunson, Luka Doncic and Reggie Bullock all hit 5+ 3-pointers and the Mavericks lost. The Mavericks are the first team in NBA postseason history to have 3 players record at least 5 3-pointers and lose the game. @ESPNStatsInfo12:00 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Steve Kerr says Kevon Looney is “incredibly underrated by everybody” and was “brilliant” tonight. In the 2nd half, Looney held the Mavericks to 0-7 FG as a primary defender, including holding Luka Doncic to 0-3 FG as his primary defender. Looney had 21 points and 12 rebounds. – 11:57 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Lot of Mavs shot ball freely, when things were going well in first half. Down stretch, only Luka and Brunson even looked at hoop – 11:51 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Where did things break down defensively for the Mavs? “Offense, offense,” Jason Kidd said. “When we (good offense) we play good defense.” He noted the Mavs have had a tendency all season to let down on defense when the offense goes bad. – 11:51 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jason Kidd: “You can die by the 3, and we died by the 3 in that third quarter.” – 11:51 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd on Mavs’ second-half slog: “We play defense when we play offense, and we play no defense when we can’t score.” – 11:50 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jason Kidd: “We play no defense when we can’t score.” – 11:50 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Mavericks coach Jason Kidd after Game 2 loss to Warriors: “We play no defense when we can’t score.” – 11:49 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most playoff losses when scoring 40+ points since Luka’s first playoffs in 2020:
5 — Luka
2 — Giannis, Booker, Dame, Spida pic.twitter.com/G4hirnF0KP11:49 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
— Luka and Brunson had 73 combined
— The Mavs shot 21-45 from three
— They lost
This Warriors team is scary. pic.twitter.com/Mh407UCzT911:39 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Flu Games
MJ: Luka:
38 PTS 42 PTS
7 REB 8 AST
5 AST 5 REB
3 STL 3 STL
1 BLK 1 BLK pic.twitter.com/0LRt01UUtY11:37 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors rally from down 19 to beat the Mavericks 126-117 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Golden State has a commanding 2-0 series lead entering Game 3 Sunday night in Dallas. Luka Doncic still scored 42 points, but Stephen Curry countered with 32 points of his own. – 11:36 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
This has to be a more demoralizing loss for the Mavs than getting blown out by 25. 4% OVER hits easily, 1% props on Luka Doncic assists and Reggie Bullock 3’s hit but Klay Thompson points + rebounds comes up a few short. On to the Game 3’s – 11:36 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Mavs will head home in an 0-2 hole despite 42-5-8 from Luka Doncic and 31-7-5 from Jalen Brunson.
Second half: Warriors 68, Mavs 45 – 11:36 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
What a performance from Luka Doncic:
42 points
8 assists
5 rebounds
5 threes
3 steals
1 block
2 turnovers
52.1 FG%
50.0 3PT%
Really tough loss for the Dallas Mavericks. pic.twitter.com/AzCnzEto3u11:35 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Fluka Doncic tonight:
42 PTS
5 REB
8 AST
3 STL
12-23 FG
5-10 3P
Down 0-2. We’ve seen this before. pic.twitter.com/l0biYuxWFJ11:35 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
When teams hunt Luka on defense, I just think about the gap there is even between him in his prime and prime Bron, Kobe, Giannis, etc. Ain’t nobody hunting an All-Defensive guy. – 11:34 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Golden State’s greatest advantage is Steph Curry’s influence.
In two straight rounds, Ja Morant and Luka Doncic settled for 3s when their advantage was in the paint. Warriors coax opponents into playing their game. – 11:33 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Doncic is awesome. But I’ll still take No. 30. – 11:31 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Wasting a 19-point lead and *this* Luka game is criminal. Worst loss for a team I was invested in in a very long time.
So glad there’s no @FTFonFS1 tomorrow.
Talk to y’all during Game 3 and not a second sooner. – 11:29 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Luka has tried to will them forward, but the defense has been so bad it hasn’t mattered. – 11:28 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Most career 40-point games in the playoffs, active players
1. LeBron James, 28
2. Kevin Durant, 14
3. James Harden, 9
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, 8
t-5. Russell Westbrook, 7
t-5. LUKA DONCIC, 7 – 11:28 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Luka Doncic has 42 points on some very efficient shooting. – 11:26 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Luka still gets his 40 ball. – 11:26 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
After a big play that gets the crowd fired up, Luka Doncic is great at answering on the other end. I’d love to know his field-goal percentage on those silence-the-crowd attempts. 😅 – 11:25 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
When Luka had at least one guy helping, Mavs looked good.
Apparently, when it’s Luka vs The Warriors, not so much. – 11:22 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
Who is the ideal second star to pair with Luka? – 11:21 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka shifting into attack mode no matter who is guarding him right now. But with GSW up 9 and scoring at will, they may live with him getting 2s. – 11:18 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson have combined for 11 points in the second half. It’s only 6 minutes left in the game. – 11:16 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
This is where you wish Luka and Brunson had more direct two-man chemistry a la Smart/Tatum. – 11:15 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Trying to see if Luka is tired, here. Hasn’t done much since the first quarter. Numbers look good, but he needs a burst – 11:14 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Kevon Looney currently has more made FGs than Luka Doncic – 11:13 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
First half Luka >>>> Second half Luka – 11:11 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
With Luka coming back in, Steph still on the bench. Warriors have a 5-point cushion to play with, but wouldn’t want to mess around too long. – 11:10 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Jordan Poole just stared down everybody he could find in the Chase Center after his 3-pointer puts Golden State up 97-92 with 7:48 to go. Luka likely back in after this timeout. – 11:08 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
19-point Mavericks lead GONE
And Golden State outscoring Mavericks by 8 points with Doncic *on* the floor – 11:01 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Luka resting to start the fourth quarter. Moses Moody on the floor instead of Lee. Critical minutes – 11:00 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Only player in this game for either team with more FGs than Kevon Looney (17 points, 8/11 FGs) through three quarters is Luka Doncic (28 points, 9/17 FGs) – 11:00 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Rest Luka or nah? – 10:59 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka trying to tell DFS to screen for him and get to the FT line vs the Box/1 – 10:55 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
It’s still funny to me anybody ever doubted Luka Doncic would be that dude. I didn’t know it would be *this* soon, but it was pretty clear who did their homework on him and who didn’t – 10:52 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Much needed basket by Doncic. Mavs have been outscored 18-11 in the third quarter and, as I said, have gotten too 3-point happy. They are 2-of-12 on 3-pointers, 2-of-5 on 2-point shots. – 10:51 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Mavs switching Kleber onto Steph for the first time. Warriors should probably shift to attacking Luka if that’s going to be the strategy. – 10:50 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Luka looks exhausted. He has to let others take the ball up and help. This is exactly how last game got away from them. – 10:45 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
So, should Luka learn the lesson that once you get a tech at this point in the season then you can do whatever the hell you want?
Or, does that only apply to Green? – 10:39 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
And Draymond has no business arguing that call. His 4th was the right call. He didn’t have rebounding position and went through Luka to tap the ball out of bounds. A dumb foul – 10:38 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Green seems really upset that he just fouled the shit out of Luka – 10:35 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
With Curry guarding DFS now, the Mavs have shifted to using him as the screener for Luka.
I’d still use Bullock fairly frequently in part to see how the Warriors react scheme-wise and partially because it should still generate some good looks. – 10:35 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
I wouldn’t mind Draymond Green guarding Luka Doncic more often. – 10:31 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
You could tell Luka wanted to try Draymond the first time that switch happened. Dray knocked it away. – 10:31 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mavericks scored 40 in that second quarter with Luka making only one shot (and that one shot was a late-clock 30-footer) – 10:24 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Luka Doncic / Reggie Bullock pick-and-rolls generated an incredible 1.8 points per chance in the first half, per @SecondSpectrum. The Mavs have logged 16 screens so far, already more than the nine Luka/Bullock pick-and-rolls in Game 1. – 10:23 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
The Mavericks escaped to halftime with a 72-58 lead. Great offensive half as they 15-of-27 3-pointers (55.6 percent). Warriors got going late in the second quarter, but Luka answered with a long triple, then told the crowd to quiet down. Luka has 24, Brunson 20. – 10:21 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
A brilliant 1st half as the Mavs shoot 15-27 from 3pt to set a franchise record for 3s in a half as they lead 72-58. Basically the shots they missed in G1 they’re making tonight. Doncic 24, Brunson 20. Curry 20 for GS. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas10:17 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Warriors still can win this, but a big mountain to climb. Dubs in 5 predictions looking tenuous. Seeing the real Doncic genius tonight. Without Curry’s efforts, it’s already over. – 10:16 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
there’s only one way to make a team stop being on fire in NBA Jam and Luka just did it in real life. – 10:15 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Celtics fans: We scored 70 by halftime!
Luka: Hold my beer. pic.twitter.com/pNFUCsXN4N10:14 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs up 72-58 at the half. Luka has 24-3-6, Jalen has 20 pts, Reggie 13 pts. Mavs are 15 of 27 from 3. – 10:14 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Doncic is different – 10:14 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steph Curry scored 20 points in the first half, but Luka Doncic’s 24 and Jalen Brunson’s 20 have the Mavs up 72-58. – 10:13 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors trail the Mavericks 72-58 at halftime. Doncic has 24 points and Brunson added 20. Curry leads Golden State with 20 points. Warriors committed 10 turnovers and allowed Dallas to shoot 52 percent. – 10:13 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Of note: Warriors avoided going much to the smaller Poole, Curry, Klay, Wiggins, Draymond lineup to open the series. Just closed the final 1:36 of first half on a quick 10-5 burst. Would’ve been 10-2 if not for that Luka bomb. Could see Kerr giving it a longer test drive in 2H. – 10:12 PM
Mark Kreidler @MarkKreidler
Doncic and Curry just TRADING blows #nba10:12 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic claps and nods his head to a heckling Warriors fan as he walks off the court — after making that outrageous 30-footer to be the shot clock and give Dallas a 72-58 lead. – 10:12 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
That’s a tough three. Killed that halftime momentum. Salute Luka 🫡 – 10:12 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic seemed to enjoy his chat with a courtside fan on the way to the locker room. His 30-ish-footer was a hell of a way to respond to the Warriors’ run. – 10:12 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Warriors go on a run, Luka tells Chase to sit down with a 28-footer.
72-58 at the half. Luka with 24. Steph with 20. Brunson with 20. – 10:11 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
That Luka 3 before the half was worth at least 7 points in reality. – 10:11 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Luka lmao just stop it! – 10:11 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka from Napa – 10:11 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Best part of this game so far is Luka hasn’t had to expend much – he got a nice 5.5m gametime rest to start the 2Q and they haven’t really had the chance to grind on him at all. – 10:09 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
51 points on 25 FG attempts for Luka, Brunson and Bullock
48 points on 37 FG attempts for the Warriors team – 10:04 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Luka with 19, Brunson with 19, Dallas 14-26 from 3. Recipe for an 18-point lead – 10:02 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Not sure why the Warriors are doubling Doncic in the post. Let him go 1v1 all game. They’re shooting 50 percent from 3. Why give them more good looks? – 10:01 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Live look at Luka right now… pic.twitter.com/8Ku8zUQpQG9:57 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic has 18, Brunson 16. Pretty stout 1-2 punch.
Warriors’ backcourt: Curry has 11, Thompson 4.
And Curry just picked up his third foul. – 9:56 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The passes Luka Doncic makes lol that’s just insane – 9:55 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka giving it up, cutting and getting it back to collapse the defense again. – 9:55 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
That 3 by Dorian puts the Mavs up 53-34 with 7:08 left in the second quarter. And Luka is getting plenty of rest. Luka hasn’t played since the 1st quarter ended with the Mavs up 32-25. – 9:50 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
It’s another blowout in the making. That’s all the Mavericks play anymore. They are up 53-34 with 7:08 left in the half. Luka getting a nice, long rest with video reviews and lots of stoppages of play. And the lead has more than doubled. – 9:50 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
What is it with these guys and the non-Doncic minutes. Almost every time – 9:49 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
My goodness. Mavs doing all of this with Doncic on the bench. Dallas outscores Golden State 21-7 to start the second quarter to take a 53-34 lead. – 9:49 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Dallas just crushed the Warriors 21-9 in the minutes that both Curry/Doncic rested. That’s a huge swing pocket in this series. Mavericks up 19. Might be worth trying Kuminga/Moody in that Lee slot in second half. – 9:49 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Latvian Laser has changed this game … and Luka getting a NICE recharge stretch. – 9:49 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
what was that shot by Klay. Mavs trucking them in non-Luka minutes is not great Bob. – 9:49 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Just like that, Mavericks have a game-high 19-point lead midway through the second quarter. Doncic and Brunson have a combined 31 points. – 9:49 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Dallas is now 10 of 20. The lead is up to 19. The Warriors are -12 in the non-Steph/non-Luka minutes – 9:48 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
21-9 start to the third quarter for the Mavericks in the non-Curry, non-Luka minutes – 9:48 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Warriors should pull a page out of Mavs coach Jason Kidd’s book and just run into some of these Mavs guys on the bench who are too close to the court. – 9:45 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Luka going off isn’t the problem for Golden State. It’s the turnovers (8) and the fact that Jalen Brunson is 5-7 from the field. – 9:41 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
🤞 Survive the non-Luka minutes 🤞 – 9:35 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Luka Doncic scored 18 first-quarter points to give the Mavs a 32-28 lead over the Warriors. Let’s see who makes the better adjustments in the second. – 9:35 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
After 1: Warriors trail 32-25
-Super sloppy start
-Poor early efense
-Nice recovery after being -13
-Curry 11, Wiggins 7
-Luka (18 pts) playing with a vengeance – 9:35 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Luka has 18 after 1Q. He’s getting a 50-point trip dub tonight. – 9:34 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
We’re getting to the point with Luka where the conversations are going to be:
“He’s the best player in the world.”
“Over KD? Over Giannis the last Finals MVP?! Over Jokic the two time reigning MVP?!”
“Yes, he’s better.”
“Well, hard to argue with that.” – 9:34 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The broadcast report on Luka is like, “He contracted MRSA, he got burned saving a cat from a house fire, his spleen ruptured, and his shoulder hurts.” and cuts to him wincing in pain as he shoots a free throw.
*Game starts*
Luka: I’m going to score 18 this quarter. – 9:33 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Luka had 20 in Game 1. He has 18 in the first quarter of Game 2. – 9:33 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
If Luka gets any sleep in this series he’s gonna be a problem … – 9:33 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors trail the Mavericks 32-25 after one. Luka Doncic already has 18 points on 6-9 shooting. Steve Kerr figured it would go down like this in Game 2.
Curry leads Golden State with 11 points, Wiggins has 7 points. – 9:32 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Luka with 18 in the first after just 20 in all of Game 1. Not bothered as much by Wiggins’ defense. Getting what he wants, when he wants – 9:32 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs lead the Warriors 32-25 after the first quarter. Luka Doncic has 18 points and already as many buckets as all of Game 1. – 9:32 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka had 20 pts in Game 1. After the first quarter tonight, he has 18 pts. Mavs up 32-25. – 9:31 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka had 20 points in Game 1. He’s got 18 after the first quarter tonight as Mavericks are up 32-25 after 12 minutes. – 9:31 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
18 points in the first quarter for Doncic. I’d say he’s feeling OK. – 9:31 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Luka did a lot of posting up on Klay last game. He’s realizing off the bounce is the move. Wiggs subs right back in. – 9:30 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Probably best for the Warriors to mirror Andrew Wiggins’ minutes with Luka Doncic. Wiggins left and Luka got two straight pretty easy blow by buckets. – 9:29 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
It’s a much different Luka Doncic here in Game 2. Buckets coming a little too easy in the opening quarter. 16 points with still a minute left in the period for Dallas. – 9:29 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Luka wants 50 – 9:29 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Klay on Luka.
Good luck. – 9:29 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Wiggins is the barometer that’ll determine the success of Dallas’ defensive strategy. Not just because he can make Luka work, but also because Dallas will leave him to overload elsewhere and trust they can close hard on him and he won’t make the next play. So far, he has. – 9:28 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Mavs were outscored by 10 in 3:32 with Frank Ntilikina on the court. He was key contributor late in Suns series, but Warriors are happy to let him shoot and it hurt Mavs. Will be interesting to see if Jason Kidd goes back to him later. – 9:27 PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Any shot Luka doesn’t take is a win for the Warriors’ defense. – 9:24 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Bring me a Luka-Steph shootout. I need it like I need oxygen. – 9:23 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Steph is 3-4 from deep to start. This should be one hell of a duel between him and Doncic tonight. – 9:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Give me an off-the-dribble, contested pullup three by Luka over a wide-open corner three from Ntilikina every time. – 9:23 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka doing Luka things. You know what that means. He has 12 pts. Mavs up 26-10. – 9:21 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Yeah, Luka saw our slanderous tweets. – 9:21 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Luka good – 9:15 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Sickly Doncic has 9 of Dallas’ first 20 points. – 9:15 PM
Allia LaForce @ALaForce
Luka Doncic update for Game 2. @NBAonTNT #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Yv8o9BtLMU9:10 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Early adjustment from Mavs: off a miss, setting the screen at halfcourt with Curry’s man to give Luka more space to attack. If I’m GSW I respond by doubling hard there and making them give it up to Bullock in space. – 9:04 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka 5, Warriors 0. – 9:04 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
FLuka Doncic? – 9:04 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Game 2 ain’t Game 1. Luka Doncic with a quick 5 points – 9:04 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Luka Doncic goes right at Andrew Wiggins on Dallas’ first possession of the game and sinks a fade-away. Then knocks down a 3-pointer next trip down. – 9:04 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Congrats everyone, we made it to another day where we get to watch Luka Doncic play playoff basketball. – 9:03 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
How do you do, fellow kids?
Jason Kidd is Steve Buscemi. pic.twitter.com/Z09bzT7am08:58 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
GS starters: Wiggins, Green, Looney, Thompson, Curry
8:02 @theeagledallas8:32 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Luka debuts a new all white Jordan Luka 1 tonight. 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/HkocOREMcr8:12 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic is busting out a new colorway for his Jordan signature shoes. pic.twitter.com/PnHJ3YphgX8:01 PM

NBA Kicks @NBAKicks
A new Jordan LUKA 1 for @Luka Doncic tonight! #NBAKicks pic.twitter.com/EkXJpAyVwO8:00 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Jason Kidd said Luka “is fine. To my knowledge he was good this morning. I don’t know if he was sick or not sick.” – 7:58 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jason Kidd calls Stephen Curry “the best conditioned athlete in this game,” a major factor in making him so hard to guard. – 7:36 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
“He’s fine,” Jason Kidd says of Luka Doncic. I’m told that Doncic was a bit under the weather during and after Game 1, but he was a full participant and practice yesterday and is ready to roll tonight. – 7:32 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd on report about Luka Doncic being sick after Game 1: “He’s fine. To my knowledge he was good this morning. He was good this afternoon. I don’t know if he was sick or not sick. He’s fine.” – 7:31 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Jason Kidd said Luka is “fine,” adding he doesn’t know if he was “sick or not sick.” – 7:31 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Thinking back to Luka Doncic stating plainly what the adjustment will be tonight in game two. pic.twitter.com/p6WDdJ5XmZ7:23 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
From @Callie Caplan:
Source: Luka Doncic is ‘good to go’ for Mavs-Warriors Game 2 despite reported sickness dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…2:51 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Source: Luka Doncic is ‘good to go’ for Mavs-Warriors Game 2 despite reported sickness dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…2:47 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram
Nobody has ever won an NBA title with Luka Doncic’s usage rate. What is the history of high-usage stars in the playoffs, and can the Mavericks star break the mold?
theringer.com/2022/5/20/2306…1:21 PM
Tim Cato @tim_cato
Slovenia’s obsession with Luka Doncic is growing ever larger these playoffs. even grandmas are waking up in the middle of the night to watch him.
i talked to Slovenians about the country’s pride in a superstar very much their own: theathletic.com/3324315/2022/0…1:07 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1995, the @Phoenix Suns Kevin Johnson had 46 points and 10 assists in a Game 7 loss to the Rockets in the conference semis.
Johnson is one of 10 players in NBA history to record at least 45p/10a in a playoff game, and one of only two to do so in a Game 7 (Luka Doncic). pic.twitter.com/atMkJVedwZ1:01 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Exclusive with Jason Kidd:
-Why he’s one of the few former superstar players who has found success as a coach
-How he has matured over the last eight years
-How Frank Vogel influenced him
foxsports.com/stories/nba/ho…12:58 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
I’m convinced that Luka Doncic is the Undertaker meme.
Luka is 21-5 after a loss this season and a ridiculous 20-6-0 against the spread, by far the best among NBA stars.
DAL+6 and +210 ML at @DKSportsbook pic.twitter.com/EUXHIQzR0S12:36 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New @Zach Kram on Luka and high usage stars in the playoffs: theringer.com/2022/5/20/2306…10:56 AM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast!
—Boston‘s big revenge, Smart vs. Superstar Jimmy, GSW vs Luka and the WTF Suns w/ @Haralabos Voulgaris
—I called @jacko2323 to jinx the red-hot Yankees (it worked)
—An NFL schedule deep dive + a possible holy shit 2022 sleeper w/ @SharpFootball
open.spotify.com/episode/2Vm1zM…1:02 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
How Mavs star Luka Doncic reminds Warriors of 2018 West finals matchup vs. James Harden dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…10:22 PM

More on this storyline

A source told The Dallas Morning News on Friday afternoon that Luka Doncic is “good to go” despite the comments from TNT play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Harlan after Doncic’s Game 1 struggles on Wednesday night. Doncic, like the rest of his team, endured a poor shooting performance in the Western Conference finals opener. He scored 20 points and shot 33.3% from the floor, his lowest marks this postseason. -via Dallas Morning News / May 20, 2022
Vincent Goodwill: Looks like Luka Doncic’s left thigh is wrapped up before Mavericks practice begins. He started limping a bit in the second half -via Twitter @VinceGoodwill / May 3, 2022

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