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Luka Doncic on officiating: ‘I’m not going to talk no more’

Marc J. Spears: “I said I was going to twist my ankle. That’s all that I said. I’m not going to talk no more,” Luka Doncic on the technical.
Source: Twitter @MarcJSpears

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Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Luka Doncic (34pts) clutch down the stretch
Full European recap
Highlights, results, standings #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…4:02 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Doncic sparks 21-point comeback, Mavericks upset Warriors in Bay Area nba.nbcsports.com/2022/02/28/don…2:10 AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Spencer Dinwiddie said Jason Kidd has given him a “cheat sheet” to help him acclimate as Mavs’ 3rd ball handler:
“Obviously because we’re winning, everything is optimistic and happy, so I accept the praise, but it’s much more a credit to JKidd, Luka and JB helping me.” – 11:59 PM

Mark Followill @MFollowill
After 34 pts tonight, Luka ends the month of February with 10 game averages of 34.7 ppg, 10.3 rpg, and 8.8 apg…shot 45.7% FG and 41.2% on 3s. Mavs won 7 of the 10 games…expecting a Tuesday or Wednesday announcement that he’s Western Conference Player of the Month. – 11:39 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
How great is Luka? Folks talking about he didn’t play well tonight, but he still ended up with 34 points and 11 rebounds, and he scored 22 points in the second half as the Mavs rallied to beat the Warriors, 107-101. By the way, Spencer Dinwiddie is flat-out balling! pic.twitter.com/DNBMVjAyyj11:30 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
As Luka Doncic left his postgame interview, a Mavs staffer wished him a happy birthday.
Luka: “Not yet. That’s bad luck.”
So was his late-game poise for the Warriors: dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:20 PM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
“To jump more” and “to keep winning” 😂 -Luka Doncic shares his 23rd birthday wishes 🥳🎂 after the @Dallas Mavericks pull off a wild comeback road win from down 21 over the Warriors on ESPN! 🏀🔥🍿🍿@EspnNBA pic.twitter.com/uPxtCVTqI511:11 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Luka was ON ONE 🔥
The Mavs PG led his team to an epic 21-point comeback to secure the win against the Warriors tonight. pic.twitter.com/OEfgvcRlB611:00 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic on Spencer Dinwiddie, who scored 10 of his 24 points in Q4 tonight: “He’s a baller. That’s how I’m going to describe him.” – 10:37 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“I said I was going to twist my ankle. That’s all that I said. I’m not going to talk no more,” Luka Doncic on the technical. – 10:36 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
What a Mavs win.
Most improbable of Luka Doncic’s tenure? – 10:12 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Mavs rally from 21 down — 19 in the fourth quarter — to pull out the road win over the Warriors. That’s quite a way to kick off Luka Doncic’s 23rd birthday party. – 10:08 PM

Michael Dugat @mdug
Luka eventually turned it on too, but the Mavs don’t win this game without Dinwiddie … hopefully, they close it out – 10:06 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka hits both free throws with 7.9 left and Mavs are up 106-101. – 10:05 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka doing Luka things. What a comeback. Mavs up 102-96. – 9:58 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
A 26-1 spree put the Mavericks up 100-94 before Golden State finally got a bucket. Luka scored and Mavs are up 102-96 with 1:02 to go. Warriors have the ball. Mavericks have the momentum. – 9:57 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks’ 19-1 binge was accomplished mostly with Luka on the bench. Spencer Dinwiddie showing the form that made him a 20-plus scorer two seasons back. Mavericks down 94-93 with 3:54 to go. They’ve missed a couple chances to take their first lead of the game. – 9:51 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Kerr opts not to play Steph the entire fourth. He takes a seat as Doncic checks in – 9:48 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Dallas have made it nervous time with Doncic still sitting and Dinwiddie playing the star role – 9:45 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
This has been a fantastic game for Kevon Looney, who looks rejuvenated after the break. 10 points, 10 rebs, 5 AST, 3 STL +22. His PnR defense on the Luka/Powell combo has been exceptional. – 9:20 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
With 8 TOs, Luka has 2 more than the entire Warriors’ team. – 9:17 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
In addition to Wiggins’ 13 first-half points, he held the Mavericks to 2-of-11 shooting and forced three turnovers when he was the primary defender. He and Gary Payton II held Luka Doncic to just 1-of-8 FG and four turnovers. H/T @ESPNStatsInfo9:05 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs fall into early 18 point hole, cut it to six late in the 2nd, before outscored 8-2 in final 3 min going 1-5. and trail 60-48. GS physical w/Doncic who has 5 TOs, and also picked up tech 13. He and Dinwiddie 12 pts. Curry & Wiggins 13 for GS. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas8:52 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
I believe that’s Doncic’s 13th tech, tying him with Carmelo Anthony for the NBA lead. That would mean Doncic is 3 techs away from an auto-one-game suspension. – 8:41 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic just drew his 13th technical foul of the season and walked over to talk to Jason Kidd.
I doubt they chatted about how many techs Luka has to play with until a one-game suspension, but for those interested, it is 2 … over the next 21-plus games. – 8:41 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Luka gets called for a tech. Stephen misses the free throw. You don’t see that every day. – 8:39 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka setting up a billion open 3s for his teammates here in the 2nd quarter and they just aren’t converting. – 8:38 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Luka caught a blow to the face on the Wiggins drive – 8:33 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
The Mavs technically won the Luka-less minutes 14-13 to start the second quarter, but that ain’t gonna cut it tonight. – 8:27 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Alert defensive possession from Jonathan Kuminga the first few moments after he entered the game. Switches onto Luka Doncic early in clock, but leaves Doncic (wandering to corner) to wipe away a Maxi Kleber layup just as it is materializing behind him pic.twitter.com/V5EybsYWg18:15 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic’s body language is no bueno. – 8:03 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors rip off a 27-12 start on the Mavericks. Gary Payton II (despite limping on that shin) active on defense, bothering Doncic. Wiggins hitting shots after quiet return from break. Ball zinging around. Four Curry assists. Has 18 his last four quarters. – 8:02 PM

Michael Dugat @mdug
Luka looking particularly sloppy … – 8:00 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
3 extremely early turnovers by Doncic. – 7:53 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
On his last day as a 22 year old, Luka is on pace to have like 22 turnovers. – 7:51 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Same starters for Mavs: Luka, Brunson, Bullock, DFS and Powell.
For W’s: Curry, Looney, Moses Moody, Gary Payton II, Andrew Wiggins. – 7:11 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
GS starters: Wiggins, Payton, Looney, Moody, Curry
6:45 tip @theeagledallas7:02 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
As Luka Doncic warms up before Mavs-Warriors, Nico Harrison and Luka’s dad, Sasa, chat courtside. pic.twitter.com/CcHbaNOGYV6:20 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Luka Garza in pregame warmups pic.twitter.com/qHLVeOEbj65:09 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Marvin Bagley III (left ankle sprain) is OUT tonight at #Hornets.
Frank Jackson (back spasms) is upgraded to questionable, and it LOOKS LIKE (not sure) that Isaiah Livers and Luka Garza are available. – 1:47 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Over his last 5 games,
RJ Barrett is averaging:
29.2 points,
6.0 rebs,
3.2 made 3PTs
He is just the seventh player in NBA history age 21 or younger to avg at least 29/6/3 over a five-game span
The other six:
LeBron, KD, Tatum, D Book, Trae Young and Luka
tommybeer.substack.com/p/rj-scores-ca…8:41 AM

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