“This is going to be a bloodbath,” Celtics legend sees Kyrie Irving – Luka Doncic duo taking Mavericks to WCF

The form of the duo Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving has brought hope to the Dallas Mavericks.


“This is going to be a bloodbath,” Celtics legend sees Kyrie Irving – Luka Doncic duo taking Mavericks to WCF

Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic

The Dallas Mavericks have been on fire, winning their last seven games, and that hot streak has seen them receive praise from former Boston Celtic legend Paul Pierce. He spoke recently on the Undisputed show, where he called the Mavs the team to watch due to their superstar duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

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Furthermore, he said that the Mavs are on a path to the Western Conference Finals as they now have his attention, and with Batman and Robin clicking, the Western Conference looks like a bloodbath. He doesn’t see a team outside the top three that matches their current form.

I'll tell you what, they got my attention... Outside of the top three, the rest of these teams are in the same boat, I feel like, but even then, when I look at OKC, Minnesota, Clippers, New Orleans, Dallas can play with all of them... this is gonna be a blood bath from the West.
Paul Pierce on Undisputed

The Dallas Mavericks are at the top of the Western Conference’s form table, and with a record of 45-29, they are just two games behind rivals the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite it being a challenging task, their current form and that of their star have given hope to the likes of Paul Pierce.

The Mavericks brought the Houston Rockets back to base literally last time when they put an end to their hot streak, with Irving and Doncic combined for 71 points in the game. The Mavs’ last appearance in a conference final ended in defeat at the hands of eventual NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, but with their star duo, the future seems brighter.

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Luka Doncic eligible for end-of-season awards

Luka Doncic after helping the Mavericks snap the Houston Rockets’ 11-game winning streak now has the chance to win his first MVP award after crossing the 65-game mark. However, he has four consecutive All-NBA First Team selections and remains a strong contender for this season’s MVP gong.

His strong outings have seen the Mavs win 11 of 12 games, with their only loss coming in his absence against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They are now fifth on the Western Conference standings after the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Phoenix Suns last night.

Doncic is arguably having the best basketball season in the NBA, as he’s averaging a league-leading and career-high 34.0 PPG, 9.1 RPG, and 9.8 APG. All these stats won’t mean anything if he doesn’t lead the team to an NBA title.

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