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Luka Doncic on Caitlin Clark: She will shoot it higher than me

Throughout Luka Doncic’s morning shootaround interview with two reporters, I requested Doncic whether or not Caitlin Clark’s play reminds him of, effectively, him. “She’s extra Stephen Curry than me. She’s the girl Steph Curry.” Doncic thought for a second and added: “She will shoot it higher than me.”
Supply: Dallas Morning Information

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: Nikola Jokic has by no means appeared significantly excited to make basketball historical past.
However as the ultimate ESPN MVP Straw Ballot of the 2023-24 season exhibits, Jokic — regardless of stellar years from SGA, Luka and Giannis — is on the verge of doing simply that.…11:35 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic says Iowa’s Caitlin Clark ‘can shoot it higher than me’ activities/maveric…10:49 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Please take a look at my free NBA recreation notes publish this morning, highlighting feats by Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Domantas Sabonis, Luka Doncic, and Victor Wembanyama, amongst others.
Learn, share, and subscribe proper right here:… AM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Last Bontemps ESPN MVP Straw Ballot outcomes:
Full voting breakdown through @TimBontemps:…7:53 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
This trio ought to be known as ‘triple-double machines’ ’trigger it’s so automated for them 🤯

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Steph Curry certainly noticed Luka’s trickshot and needed to problem him 😅 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Luka Doncic was annoyed as a result of he thought Klay Thompson traveled throughout the play.
What do you assume? 🧐 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Luka Doncic now holds the document for many three-pointers made in a season for the Dallas Mavericks, with a complete of 258 🇸🇮 AM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
When Wiggins performs like that (Principally 22 playoffs Wiggins) Warriors are a handful. His protection on Luka was sensational, and but Luka went for 30-12-11. – 1:05 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Triple doubles this season:
26 — Domantas Sabonis
23 — Nikola Jokic
20 — Luka Doncic
First season in NBA historical past that 3 gamers recorded at the very least 20 triple-doubles. AM

StatMuse @statmuse
Final three gamers with 15+ 30-point triple-doubles in a season:
MVP Russ
MVP Oscar
Luka Doncic this season AM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
The Mavs lastly misplaced a recreation with their new beginning lineup. Dallas drops to 11-1 when Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are joined by Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington and Daniel Gafford. – 12:27 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Luka within the loss:
30 PTS
12 REB
11 AST
5 3PM
twentieth triple-double of the season. AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors start enormous week with dwelling win over the Mavericks. Fifth straight. They obtained a ton from Andrew Wiggins (23 factors, guarded Luka) and Chris Paul (14 factors, +8, guided recreation with out Curry). Draymond Inexperienced’s protection massive down the stretch. – 12:26 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors defensive scheme is on level tonight. Early double on Luka is forcing Mavericks middle to make selections with the ball – 11:55 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks didn’t truthful effectively within the non-Luka minutes on the finish of the third quarter. The Warriors surged and went forward 80-74. They’d a 19-6 surge to complete the quarter, though Luka was on the ground for a part of it. It was 12-3, Warriors, after Luka’s exit. – 11:51 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Mavericks have but to prime 27 in 1 / 4. Anticipate a push from Luka/Kyrie within the fourth quarter.
I’d maintain forcing different Mavericks to make performs – 11:49 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka is bringing out the most effective in Wiggins and Draymond proper now. They’ve accomplished an amazing job directing the ball and blitzing him. Luka has 23 and 5 ast however 4 TOs in a efficiency that thus far has been survivable for the Warriors. – 11:36 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Intense in SF. Tied at 49 after Mavs go on a13-0 run in final 3:13 of the half. This after GS had a 14-0 run. A lot of contact allowed, particularly across the rim. Who fights by it finest determines this. Luka 17-5-3. Kyrie w/12. Curry 11 for GS. 2nd half quickly @971TheFreak – 11:12 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
The 258th 3-pointer of the season for Luka Doncic, breaking George McCloud’s group document of 257 that stood since 1995-96! To extend scoring, the league moved the above the break portion of the 3pt line in from 23 ft 9 inches to 22 ft from 1994-97. PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz are taking part in Keyonte George, Kris Dunn, Kira Lewis Jr, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Luka Samanic proper now… which is likely to be the smallest lineup I’ve seen in a Jazz recreation – 10:43 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
These are fairly apparent fouls the Warriors are committing on Luka. You wrap your arm round a man off the ball it’s speculated to be a foul each time. – 10:30 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Jones, Washington, Gafford, Irving, Doncic
GS starters: Wiggins, Inexperienced, Jackson-Davis Thompson, Curry
9:05 tip @971TheFreak – 9:33 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Luka . . . Steph . . . Steph . . . Luka PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kerr on Doncic and the Mavericks, “most likely the most well liked group” within the NBA. PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
The hardest components of guarding Mavericks’ Luka Doncic? LeBron James breaks them down activities/maveric…7:32 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
It ain’t bragging if you happen to’re simply telling the reality.
Me to Luka Doncic after shootaround: “Lots of people assume you is likely to be the most effective H-O-R-S-E participant of all-time.”
Doncic: “I is likely to be up there.” – 6:47 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
BTB participant of the Month. 4x participant of the week together with 2x this month.. It’s been an unimaginable month and yearfor Luka Doncic, and we’re solely now attending to the time of the yr he likes finest. – 5:04 PM
Are Luka and Kyrie the most effective duo within the NBA? 🤔
@ZachLowe_NBA, @ramonashelburne and @DGreen_14 focus on if the Mavs can win the West 🍿 PM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Luka Doncic named Participant of the Month within the Western Convention 🇸🇮
The Dallas Mavericks chief has averaged a triple-double per recreation:
eurohoops.internet/en/nba-news/16…4:30 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
When you like Luka highlights, the @MavsStudio41 crew put collectively a entire lot of them to commemorate March Western Convention Participant of the Month honors…77 of them as a matter of reality! Virtually quarter-hour of enjoyable right here…4:28 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Mavericks Luka Dončić named Western Convention participant of the month in March. #Rockets Jalen Inexperienced was among the many 6 different west nominees. Inexperienced averaged 27.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, on 49.2% FG & 40.8% 3ptFG as Houston went 13-2 in a March. – 4:24 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Mavericks’ Luka Dončić tops Rockets’ Jalen Inexperienced as Western Convention participant of month for March… through @houstonchron – 4:16 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis was a nominee for Western Convention Participant of the Month, which in the end went to Luka Doncic. PM

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Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Jalen Brunson the participant of the month for March within the East. Luka Doncic, his outdated Dallas teammate, wins within the West. – 4:05 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Western Convention Participant of the Month honors in March certainly go to Luka Dončić after averaging 32.5 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 10.1 apg in 14 video games. That’s again to again PotM honors for Luka. – 4:04 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Western Convention Participant of the Month honors certainly go to Luka Dončić after averaging 32.5 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 10.1 apg in 14 video games. That’s again to again PotM honors for Luka. – 4:02 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
March gamers of the month:
Luka — 34.0 PPG | 9.1 RPG | 9.8 APG
Brunson — 27.9 PPG | 6.5 APG | 40.0 3P%
Think about in the event that they had been teammates. PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić and New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson have been named the NBA Western and Japanese Convention Gamers of the Month, respectively, for video games performed in March. PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Luka Doncic has entered the MVP race. PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most threes by quarter this season:
1st — Steph, Luka
2nd — Bogdan
third — Steph
4th — Steph PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
I requested Doncic how the Mavericks had been in a position to gel comparatively rapidly after the acquisitions of Gafford and Washington … and of the Warriors he says “You possibly can by no means depend them out.” PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Try my free publish on March’s prime performers, with tidbits like this:
“Doncic has averaged at the very least 30 PPG and 10 APG in every of the final 4 months. The one different participant in NBA historical past to document 4 such months in a row is Nate Archibald.”
Learn:… PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic says he watched a part of the Iowa-LSU ladies’s recreation final night time. Requested whether or not Caitlin Clark reminds him of him, he smiled and mentioned she’s extra like Steph Curry. “She shoots it higher than me, that’s for certain. PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic says he watched a part of the Iowa-LSU ladies’s recreation final night time. Requested whether or not Kaitlin Clark reminds him of him, he smiled and mentioned she’s extra like Steph Curry. “She shoots it higher than me, that’s for certain. PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“He’s doing it in a more durable convention”
@TermineRadio tells @JumpShot8 why evaluating Luka’s numbers to Joel Embiid’s numbers earlier within the yr places Luka close to the highest of the MVP ladder #MFFL PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Luka Doncic just isn’t on the Mavs damage report for tonight’s recreation towards the Warriors. He was a recreation time choice for Sunday’s recreation towards the Rockets – 1:07 PM

Extra on this storyline

That’s as a result of Iowa sensation Caitlin Clark on the earlier night time poured in 41 factors and had 12 assists and 7 rebounds because the Hawkeyes’ ousted reigning champion LSU within the Elite Eight – with 12.3 million TV viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched ladies’s basketball recreation in historical past. Amongst these watching was Doncic, though he needed to get rehab remedy and missed a lot of the second half when, in Doncic’s phrases, Clark “obtained it going.” Like most of us, the Dallas Mavericks star noticed the sport’s highlights afterward. “Superb,” he mentioned. “I noticed the 3-pointers. She had, what 41? Triple-double? She certain let that ball fly.” -via Dallas Morning Information / April 3, 2024
On what present NBA participant he sees anybody breaking that 40,000 level plateau… Amare Stoudemire: Luka [Doncic] perhaps. Apart from that, no. Kevin Durant presumably… however aside from that, no I don’t see it. I don’t see it bro. LeBron James is a SPECTACULAR human being at the beginning. Together with the God given expertise that God blessed him with, you perceive me? That’s what’s outstanding about LeBron James. -via YouTube / April 3, 2024
Basketball-Reference: Luka Dončić is on tempo to be the tenth participant to common 34+ factors per recreation over a full season. #NBA | #MFFL -via Twitter @bball_ref / April 2, 2024



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