Luka Doncic added his umpteenth exhibition in the NBA playoffs (35 points, 10 rebounds) and led the Dallas Mavericks to the Western Conference finals after sweeping the Phoenix Suns (90-123) in the seventh and decisive game of the semifinals. The Texans, in this way, surprise by knocking out the Arizona team, runners-up last season and who had been the best team during the NBA regular season.
The game was dominated from the start by the Slovenian, who only needed 30 minutes to add up his stratospheric records. Even at halftime he had the same points as the entire rival team (27). The point guard was well accompanied by Spencer Dinwiddie (31 points) and Jalen Brunson (24).
The Mavericks, after the victory, will play their first conference final since 2011 when, led by German Dirk Nowitzki, they took the NBA ring after beating LeBron James' Miami Heat in the finals. Doncic and his teammates will face the Golden State Warriors for a place in the final starting next Wednesday.
In the other semifinal played on Sunday, the Boston Celtics, with a great group effort, also won the Milwaukee Bucks (109-81), current league champions, in the seventh game. Although the entire team was at a high level, the differential factor was power forward Grant Williams, who scored 27 points, with seven triples included. Giannis Antetokounmpo, stars of the Wisconsin team, was buried by the green defense and failed in the decisive moments despite the fact that he finished with 25 points and 20 rebounds. The Celtics will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern finals.