After Luka Doncic’s amazing Game 4 buzzer-beater, the Dallas Mavericks had all the momentum coming into today’s match. But without Kristaps Porzingis, and with the return of Paul George, the Clippers were just too much to handle for the short-handed Mavs, and L.A. now finds itself just a game away from the Western Conference Semi-Finals.
The internet was buzzing with reactions today, a lot which were crediting PG13 for breaking out of his slump.
Paul George = Playoff P!
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) August 26, 2020
Gg Laker fans you woke up the monster
— Bucks SZN (@GoonToAnGoblin) August 26, 2020
One of the biggest stories of the night was an incident between Marcus Morris and Luka Doncic. In the video, it shows Morris stepping on Doncic’s recovering left ankle rather suspiciously.
Marcus Morris stepped on Luka’s ankle which has already been injured. pic.twitter.com/fB8TleETCZ
— ContentNBA (@ContentNBA) August 26, 2020
It’s not clear from the video whether or not it was intentional, but many fans had already reached their verdict.
Playing dirty, with porzingis injured, way more talented team all just to beat this man: pic.twitter.com/exFS0e5Wpt
— MKG (@MKGRDC) August 26, 2020
Hard to tell if it really was but it looks like it from this angle
— Jesse🦌 (@WiscSports4life) August 26, 2020
Personally watching how is body reacts I don’t think it was on purpose just unfortunate.
— Destin Adams (@destin_adams14) August 26, 2020
This why it’s fuck the clippers 😤
— oski (@oski74637581) August 26, 2020
Lamest franchise in NBA history
— b (@bagchaser47) August 26, 2020
Luka seems to be okay, so that’s good news for the Mavericks.
As for Morris, let’s not jump to any conclusions based on the footage. But considering the Clippers’ reputation, it certainly doesn’t help their image.
Game 6 will be on Thursday, and it will be interesting to see how both teams respond.