댈러스 매버릭스의 스타 루카 돈치치는 골든스테이트에서 탈락한 후 수비적으로 개선해야 한다고 말했습니다.

루카 돈치치, who was recently selected to his third ALL-NBA First Team, 이후 기자들에게 120-110 그가 끔찍하게 플레이 한 손실, 그는 수비를 더 잘해야 한다고 말한다..

The Golden State Warriors celebrate after Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on May 26, 2022, at Chase Center in San Francisco, 캘리포니아.

The Golden State Warriors celebrate after Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on May 26, 2022, at Chase Center in San Francisco, 캘리포니아. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks looks to pass the ball during the fourth quarter in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on May 26, 2022, in San Francisco.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks looks to pass the ball during the fourth quarter in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on May 26, 2022, in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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.

더 많은 스포츠 범위를 보려면 여기를 클릭하십시오. .

If we talk about our season, I’m really proud of this team – everybody, every player, every staff member,” Doncic 말했다, ESPN에 따르면. “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 포인트들, 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 Maverickschampionship 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.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors drives past Reggie Bullock and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks on May 26, 2022, in San Francisco, 캘리포니아.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors drives past Reggie Bullock and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks on May 26, 2022, in San Francisco, 캘리포니아. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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.


“방어. 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. “솔직히, 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.

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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.

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