“DPOY getting cooked for the win” – Luka Doncic’s game-winning three-pointer over Rudy Gobert sparks WILD reactions on social media

The Mavericks have taken a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals against the Timberwolves.


“DPOY getting cooked for the win” – Luka Doncic’s game-winning three-pointer over Rudy Gobert sparks WILD reactions on social media

Luka Doncic hit the game-winning three pointer on Rudy Gobert to take Game 2.

Luka Doncic shocked the NBA world as he embarrassed the Defensive Player of the Year in the final seconds of Game 2. Rudy Gobert looked helpless when Doncic made an unreal three-pointer to secure another win on the road. The thrilling moment quickly went viral on social media generating many reactions from fans.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves started the game strong, as they kept a distance between the scores during the first half. At halftime, the team was leading by 12 points but the situation quickly started to shift. The Dallas Mavericks started catching up and tied the game in the final quarter. In the last seconds, as the Mavericks were trailing by two points, Luka Doncic left Rudy Gobert‘s defense in shambles as he hit the game-winning triple.

The final three-pointer by Doncic was the only points the star scored throughout the fourth quarter. Hence, it was inevitable for the DPOY to face criticism after the loss because of one poor defensive play.

On the other hand, the NBA netizens were hyped for Doncic’s three-pointer after yet another incredible performance. Fans praised the 25-year-old for his triple-double performance of 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists. With his game-winning shot, the Mavericks have now taken a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Luka Doncic’s game-winning shot over Rudy Gobert sent the NBA world into a frenzy

During the second game, fans were already upset with Gobert for his bizarre foul on Doncic during the second quarter. The Frenchman punched Doncic in the stomach in an attempt to steal the ball which made the Mavericks guard furious. Hence, the Timberwolves center’s other mistake did not sit well with fans.

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After the loss of Game 1, fans had high expectations from Gobert and the Timberwolves for the next game. However, the team blew out a big lead as they could not sustain their performance. The Mavericks’ last-minute win and Doncic’s shot over Gobert caused numerous reactions from fans. Check out what fans from X had to say below.

The Timberwolves have lost two back-to-back home games in the championship semifinals. The team has to now face the Mavericks on the road for Game 3. As such, the Timberwolves have to improve their performance both offensively and defensively to stay in the competition.

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