Luka Doncic (24, Slovenia) and Kyrie Irving (31) did not let go of hope for advancing to the playoff stage.
According to what Dallas announced on the club’s SNS on the morning of the 6th (Korean time), Doncic (left thigh injury) and Irving (right foot injury) can play against the Sacramento Kings.
Dallas will finish the regular season with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs after the match against Sacramento. Currently, Dallas is half a game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are in 10th place in the Western Conference, having played one game less. Since Dallas lost the tiebreaker against Oklahoma City, it must win more than them. 먹튀검증
Therefore, in the remaining games, Doncic and Irving are predicted to do their best in the remaining games. Like Dallas, Oklahoma City has been in a bad shape lately, including a three-game losing streak, so they’re not in the stage to give up just yet.
Doncic and Irving, who have the strongest offensive skills in the league, only had 4 wins and 11 losses in the games they played together. Dallas has led 19 of their past 24 games in clutch time (within 5 points in the 5 minutes before the game ends). So Dallas could have won almost every game, but lost by a single point.
Dallas went 20-14 in the clutch before trading Irving, the most wins in the NBA this season. However, after joining Irving, the clutch record was 2-11, including 6 consecutive losses, as it was sluggish with 5 wins and 14 losses.
However, Doncic and Irving are playing their part in the attack.
Doncic filled the record book with an average of 32.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game, a field goal success rate of 49.8% (22.2 attempts), a three-point success rate of 34.7% (8.2 attempts), and a free throw success rate of 74.2% (10.6 attempts). Irving also played an active role in 19 games since joining Dallas, with 26.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists, a field goal success rate of 51% (19 attempts), a three-point success rate of 37.7% (7.3 attempts), and a free throw success rate of 94.6% (4.9 attempts).
On the other hand, Dallas is using a last resort to use Reggie Block as a big wing while failing to fill the void left by Dorian Finney-Smith. Dallas was on the verge of being knocked out of the play-in tournament by over-assisting defense to protect an unfamiliar and ill-fitting block.