When Luka Dončić hopscotched his way to the locker room after the Mavs fell in Game 3 to the Clippers — a cloud of darkness descended on the team. It seemed unlikely that his left ankle would be ready to go less than 40 hours after sustaining a mild ankle sprain.
Then Dončić did the impossible.
The sophomore sensation from Slovenia powered the Mavericks back from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter behind a triple-double performance with a step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer to seal the Dallas victory, 135-133, in overtime. The cold-blooded shot was masterful and capped a 43-point, 17-rebound, 13-assist triple-double performance for Dončić against a Clippers team that is a true title contender.
Within seconds after the game, Dončić’s name was trending worldwide and continued through Monday.
Here are some of our favorite moments that MFFLs tweeted and shared!
Her family’s reaction to Luka’s game winner is great 👏😂
(via hannanabdallah/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/DDcy6x6Kkx
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 24, 2020
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) August 23, 2020
I have been a #MFFL since the late 90’s. Yesterday’s game got vaulted into my Top 10 Mavs games since I’ve been watching. These are in no particular order, which games may I be forgetting? I tried to combine some playoff and some regular season. pic.twitter.com/PXOkmiSaBM
— Blake B (@GenericFan32) August 24, 2020
— Mitzy (@Mitzy_Rod04) August 24, 2020
My son in Los Angeles went crazy yesterday after that amazing Mavs win. It was just the shot in the arm we needed. Pure joy. Good for the soul. I’m still smiling. Are you still smiling? Today is a good day. Gotta get back to work. #ALLIN #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/og6GKtyswx
— Cynt Marshall (@cyntmarshall) August 24, 2020
goodnight. my lockscreen better than yours.
— Tee 🥺👉🏾👈🏾 (@KushVuitton) August 24, 2020
— Erin F. (@BrunetteInBigD) August 23, 2020
— 103.3 FM ESPN (@1033fmESPN) August 23, 2020
— MFFL.PH 🇵🇭 (@Pinoy_MFFL) August 24, 2020
if the NBA still made those “Where Amazing Happens” commercials pic.twitter.com/HIL9fL0bKK
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 24, 2020
Best Maverick moments of my lifetime…
• The Luka shot
• 2006 Playoffs
— All Things Mavs (@All_Things_Mavs) August 24, 2020
Luka Doncic(HalleLuka) buzzer beater against Clippers “Halleluka” @luka7doncic @mcuban @dallasmavs @DallazMavz @HouseMavericks @sdotcurry @TreyBurke @MavsPR #MFFL #Halleluka #NBA #Playoffs #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/snjTlkpHEi
— Alejandro Torres (@Alejandro_t9) August 24, 2020
— Coolio Jones (@Coolio_Jonez) August 24, 2020
— Jess (@JessicaMarieM_) August 24, 2020
"I think I didn't cry so much even when he was born"
— Bri Amaranthus (@BriAmaranthus) August 24, 2020