The Dallas Mavericks won against the Los Angeles Lakers in a dramatic thriller of a game at Crypto.com Arena on Friday, and all credit goes to their power forward Maxi Kleber, and his buzzer-beating three-pointer.
No Mavericks fan could hope to tie the game in the final five seconds, let alone win it. But fate had already decided to deliver a poetic ending to the game, letting Maxi score that decisive three-pointer in the breathtaking moment.
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The Mavericks star Luka Doncic wasn’t on the court to contribute to the win, but he didn’t forget to appreciate the man of the night and express his enthusiasm.
What did Luka Doncic say about the three-pointer from Maxi Kleber?
The Slovenian star missed the game due to a left thigh sprain, but he traveled to Los Angeles to support the team. He had the excellent moment to exclaim the joyous outcome after such a nerve-wracking second.
The arena held their breath for a long moment as the 31-year-old threw the ball to the basket, but the ball easily made the basket and the fans immediately produced an earsplitting celebration. Doncic shared that iconic moment in his Instagram story, writing in the caption, “big buckets.”
The four-time NBA all-star couldn’t hide his hype after achieving such an unexpected victory. He has struggled to be consistent on the court since last month due to a thigh injury he sustained during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
However, his absence put pressure on the rest of the team as they tried to fill the gap, with another star, Kyrie Irving, doing his best to keep the franchise afloat for the postseason playoffs. He made that artistic assist on Kleber’s clutch score after displaying mesmerizing dribbling.
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Kleber scored 10 points with four rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes, whereas Irving scored 38 points with six rebounds and six assists. The Mavericks are the sixth seed in the Western Conference with 11 more games to play.
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