Luka Doncic Goes 'Full Domination Mode' as Mavericks Blow Out Jazz in Game 5

Erin WalshApril 26, 2022

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Luka Doncic could not be stopped on Monday night as he led the Dallas Mavericks to a 102-77 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series at American Airlines Center. 

This type of performance is nothing new for Doncic, who finished with 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists on 11-of-22 shooting from the floor and 3-of-10 shooting from deep. However, it was quite the night for someone playing just his second postseason game coming back from a calf strain.

The Slovenian was all anyone could talk about on Monday night as Dallas took a 3-2 series lead. 

Mike Leslie @MikeLeslieWFAA

Luka Doncic with 19 points in the quarter. Full domination mode.

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan

Third quarter scoring:<br><br>All the Mavs: 29 points<br>Just Luka Doncic: 19 points<br>All the Jazz: 19 points

Tomer Azarly @TomerAzarly

Luka Doncic is cocky as hell, but man that dude is so freakin good. He is un-freakin-real.<br><br>And this small ball the Mavs are playing has been sneaky fantastic since they traded Porzingis.

Playoff Dalton @dalton_trigg

Luka Doncic is that dude

Guru @DrGuru_

Nah bro…Playoff Luka might be the best player in the world

Joey Hayden @_joeyhayden

Luka Doncic does not care about Utah's feelings

Kazeem Famuyide @Kazeem

Man, How does Dallas get two decades of Dirk and go right into pre-prime Luka? That must be nice

Lethal Shooter @LethalShooter__

Luka DIFFERENT!!!!!!

Jason Gallagher @jga41agher

Luka is playing with his toys on the playground right now.

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie

Luka Doncic when the playoffs roll around <a href="https://t.co/2MlNSWabIO">pic.twitter.com/2MlNSWabIO</a>

The Mavericks will look to eliminate the Jazz in Game 6 on Thursday and move on to the second round for the first time since 2011 when Dirk Nowitzki helped the team win the NBA title.


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