ルカ・ドンチッチ, who was recently selected to his third ALL-NBA First Team, 後に記者団に語った 120-110 彼がひどくプレイした損失, 彼は防御的に良くなる必要があると言っています.
“I don’t like losing, especially like this,” Doncic said Thursday night. “I played terrible.”
Doncic, who struggled in the first half as Golden State jumped out to a 69-52 halftime lead, said Dallas needs to learn how to be a championship-level team like the Warriors.
“I think you can see the championship team the Warriors are,” Doncic said. “We gotta learn how to be that. They were amazing every game. They deserved to win.”
Doncic was able to move Dallas past the first round for the first time in his career, but knows there is more that needs to be accomplished.
“If we talk about our season, I’m really proud of this team – everybody, every player, every staff member,” Doncic 前記, ESPNによると. “Nobody had us here. But I promise we fought until the end. Congratulations to Warriors. They were obviously the better team. But I’m really proud of this team.”
Doncic finished the night with 28 ポイント, nine rebounds and six assists, most of which came in the second half. He tallied just six points on 2-12 shooting in the first half, putting Dallas in a hole they were unable to climb out of in the second half.
“This year we made a huge, huge step,” Doncic said when asked his thoughts on the Mavericks’ championship trajectory. “Maybe a couple of steps. Obviously there’s a lot of things to do, but I think we made a huge step. And I think we’re on a great, great path.”
While Doncic is one of the NBA’s best players offensively, teams target him on the defensive side of the floor, consistently hunting the 23-year-old when buckets are needed.
“Defense. I think defense has got to be way better for me,” Doncic said when asked what he needs to work on to take the next step. “正直なところ, I think I made a huge step this year defensively, but there’s so much room for improvement. I’ve got to be way better there. I think that’s one spot that can take us to the next level.”
Golden State is heading to its sixth NBA Finals in eight years, but its first since 2019. They await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.