Credit: AP - Scanpix
Credit AP - Scanpix

After losing the first two games of the Western Conference finals and wasting a 19-point lead on Friday, Luka Doncic was confident that the Mavericks could take the next two games in Dallas to answer the Golden State Warriors.

Luka Doncic

Luka  Doncic
Luka  Doncic
MIN: 35.52
PTS: 28.88 (53.44%)
REB: 9.16
As: 8.39
ST: 1.27
BL: 0.53
TO: 4.42
GM: 77

"Each one of us believes that we can win these next two games so we are going to believe until the end," he told the media.

Dallas Mavericks were leading by 19 points in the second quarter and by 14 at halftime, but finally fell to a fantastic Warriors in the second half (68-45) who made it 2-0 in this series.

The Slovenian, who had a bad night without sleep and vomited after the first match, played a great game with 43 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals.

Despite the fact that in addition to his gastric problems he also has pain in his right shoulder, Doncic did not use it as an excuse for the defeat and said that he has nothing serious.

The Dallas point guard targeted the defense as his team's weak point in the final two quarters.

"It's hard to put up with them. We haven't done our job in the second half. I think we defended well in the first half and in the second we didn't. So we have to improve our defense," he explained.

Regarding the strategy in offense, Doncic indicated that they relied too much on three pointers instead of trying to score more points in the paint.

"They have two of the best shooters in the world and they still attacked the paint," he exemplified.

In any case, Doncic urged to forget this game as soon as possible and look to the future.

"What happened, happened, so let's think about the next one," he closed.

Game 3 of the Western Conference finals will be played in Dallas tonight while Game 4 will be played on Tuesday.

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