Luka Doncic’s reaction

Two of the early frontrunners for MVP, Jayson Tatum, and Luka Doncic, were engaged in a fierce struggle for supremacy, and they did not let anyone down. Despite Doncic’s best efforts to get the Dallas Mavericks back into the game in the second half, Tatum ultimately guided the Boston Celtics to a 125-112 triumph.

With two minutes remaining and the Celtics ahead by 14 points, Tatum’s thunderous block on a Doncic layup attempt was a pivotal play that put an end to any dreams of a Mavs comeback. After Tatum’s block, Jaylen Brown’s deep triple from the right wing threw TD Garden into a frenzy, effectively putting the game to bed.

Jayson Tatum disclosed that he and Luka Doncic made fun of the play after the game. Tatum said that he leaped high to block Doncic’s shot out of fear of being immortalized on a billboard, but Doncic was confused that the star of the Celtics had ever considered the idea of jamming the ball down Tatum’s throat.

I explained to him that I had to block the shot because I didn’t want him to slam on me. He asked, “You thought I was going to dunk it?” as he turned to face me. You never know, I said. You have the necessary height. According to NBC Sports Boston, Tatum told reporters, “You can play a little bit over the rim.”

Tatum is correct in assuming that Luka could pull off the rare dunk at 6’7, especially at such a key point in the game. For all of Doncic’s strengths, his ability to leap isn’t one of his finest. Unfortunately, Tatum was more than prepared to meet Doncic at the summit already, so trying to jam it might have caused the Mavs to start additional embarrassment.

Luka Doncic’s reaction

To compete with Luka Doncic’s stunning 42-point, eight-rebound, nine-assist performance, Jayson Tatum once again stuffed the stat sheet with 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 blocks. No one would be shocked if either of them were to win the award at the end of the season because both are playing at an MVP level.

Read More: Who the Real MVP of The NBA Between Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum!

However, it appears as though Tatum’s defensive prowess and the Celtics’ collective skill could give him the edge. In the end, Jayson Tatum has nothing but respect for Luka Doncic, responding to the Slovene player’s arrogant compliments of him following the game. “It goes without saying that [Luka] is one of the league’s top players, a unique talent, and a person I respect. Tatum continued, “I really like competing against guys like them.

 

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