p>Luka Doncic, a standout for the Dallas Mavericks, promised to release Christian Wood before Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz. And indeed, Doncic came through and led the Mavs to victory, while Wood had another unforgettable performance.
Doncic revealed what he said to Wood before the game during the postgame press conference following the 103-100 victory over the Jazz. Recall that the big man had just five points and 10 rebounds in their victory over the Orlando Magic, having a little offensive effect. The rookie Mav exploded for 21 points and 10 rebounds against Utah.
We need to use him more, I told him after the last game. That’s my fault, and I believe we utilized him much more in this game, showing what he is capable of. According to Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News, the Slovenian star told the huge man, “He was fantastic today, and we just have to feed him.”
There is no disputing that Christian Wood had a significant impact on the Mavs’ victory, even though Luka Doncic remained the center of their offense. He undoubtedly benefited from the passes Luka threw his way as well, highlighting the rapport they have already established so early in the season.
Even while it’s unclear whether Doncic and Wood will be able to maintain their exceptional bond, it’s encouraging that things are finally coming together for them. They not only increased their record to 4-3 for the 2022–23 season, but they also won their first three games in a row after splitting the first six.