One month ago, Ja Morant’s impressive dunk in the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Minnesota Timberwolves had left everyone perplexed. For many, in fact, it was the dunk of the season. But now there is one who fights for the position. And in conference finals, no more and no less. The author? Andrew Wiggins. The victim? Luke Doncic.
It was the last quarter of Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks. The Californians were leading by 91-83 and, with 6:30 left in the match, Wiggins, who was having a great game, decided to make a play to remember. He received on the perimeter, faked Reggie Bullock to get him off and drove straight to the rim. There, he rose and put an unforgettable poster on Doncic.
Of course, because of the violence of the dunk and Doncic’s complaints of pain, the referees charged a foul in attack. However, Steve Kerr, coach of the Warriors, quickly requested a review of the play and there the judges corrected their mistake: the poster was more than valid. All legal.
To put a finishing touch to the play, the Warriors took the victory by 109-100 and put the series 3-0 against the Mavericks. Despite Wiggins’ great game, who converted 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, the figure was Stephen Curry, who scored 31 points and distributed 11 assists. Yes, the Chef, like every night, was intractable.
Luka and his teammates are on the ropes. If they want to overcome this history and advance to the NBA finals, they must win the remaining games until they force game 7. It seems difficult, because the Warriors are playing as they did in the years 2015, 2017 and 2018, in which they were champions . Can they do the heroic Doncic and the Mavs?
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