Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks didn't have a pleasant Tuesday night, as the Phoenix Suns took care of things and dealt them the third win of their second-round series, behind Devin Booker's 28 points and 7 rebounds.
The visitors couldn't do anything to prevent the 110-80 defeat, and not even Luka's 28 points were enough against the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference this season. The Mavs are now in an uncomfortable position, although they're coming back home for Game 6.
Luka wasn't so happy during the match and didn't hesitate to call people out for their antics. At one point, Devin Booker tried to get the ball from Doncic but used methods that the Slovenian player didn't like. Instead of waiting for Luka to give the ball to the refs, Booker just snatched it from Doncic's hands, annoying the player.
"Come on, man. Pu**y a**," Doncic yelled at Booker after his action.
The crowd celebrated Devin taking the ball away from Doncic, but Luka wasn't happy with that. Still, the Suns had the last laugh, beating the Mavericks to take control of the series again, entering Game 6 with an advantage.
It's not safe to say that this is over, but Dallas must bring their A-game to force a Game 7 in Phoenix. Perhaps Doncic takes it personally and wills his team to the Western Conference finals, or the Suns complete the job in Dallas, ending the Mavericks' hopes of having a deep playoff run.
Game 6 will be extremely entertaining and we can't wait to see what these two young players will bring to the table. Just like it's happening between the Warriors and Grizzlies, we could see a new rivalry brewing between Suns and Mavericks.