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“Steph ain’t ready for his smoke” Kendrick Perkins makes bold prediction on Luka Doncic, Mavs title aspirations

Dallas Mavericks dominate in the semifinals to make a potential title run, Kendrick Perkins says Golden State Warriors will not be able to guard the Slovenian player.

Kendrick Perkins on Luka Doncic and Warriors

Luka Doncic is currently marking his spot among the greatest players of all time. The Dallas Mavericks led by the Slovenian superstar has become the newest hot topic after their impressive regular season performances. They are currently headed for the Western Conference Finals where they will have to play at their top to get through.

Mark Cuban and Luka Doncic

The upcoming opponents, the Golden State Warriors have also been impressive in the postseason with each player in their lineup balancing out their contributions in every game. The Dubs are much more experienced in situations like this and may pose a threat against the Mavs. Getting a hold of Luka Doncic will be the key to them potentially winning the championship once again.

Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in a heated rivalry against the Phoenix Suns

Luka Doncic of Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic was left with the Mavericks without another All-Star on the roster. But the player made the best use of his abilities and his surrounding cast to become one of the top teams in the league. They finished fourth in the West with a record of 52 wins and 30 losses. The young European was a big reason while averaged 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game.

During this year’s playoffs, he became the third player in NBA history to average at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. Luka Magic fought hard against the first seeded Phoenix Suns pushing for a Game 7 which they ultimately won. He averaged 32.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 7 assists through the series.

Kendrick Perkins believes Luka Doncic will lead the Mavericks past WCF

Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Jordan Poole

The WCF game against the Warriors and Mavericks will be a very interesting showdown as we are looking at two offensively heavy giants. The Warriors do have an advantage in terms of experience in the playoffs and most important defense. Draymond Green has been huge backing to their offense throughout the post-season.

Kendrick Perkins was seemingly confident that Luka Doncic and his current dominant nature will be a challenge for GSW. He said, “They are going to pick on Steph (Curry) and he is going to have to slide those puppies. The way the Dallas Mavericks are playing its going to be a search out. It’s not about the bigs or who is the weakest link defensively. I’m not disrespecting Steph… but he’s not ready for that smoke of Luka Doncic.”

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