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Luka feels he's failing Kyrie after Mavs' Game 4 loss

Published April 29, 2024 at 11:19

Dallas Mavericks standout Luka Doncic refuses to cite a right knee injury as a reason for his struggles in the first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers. However, it's evident he's battling through it, and he acknowledges the burden it places on Kyrie Irving. Despite Irving's remarkable 40-point performance, spearheading the Mavericks' comeback from a 31-point deficit in Game 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers, they fell short, losing 116–111 at home. Post-game, Luka Doncic expressed the need to elevate his performance, conceding he feels he's letting Irving down with his current level of play.

"I just got to help him more," Doncic said of Irving. "I feel like I'm letting him down, so I got to be there. I got to help him more. He's given everything that he has, and he's been amazing for us the whole series."

Despite dealing with knee soreness, Doncic scored 29 points but only made 1 out of 9 three-point attempts. He faced early struggles as the Clippers surged ahead, and despite recording a triple-double, he seemed dissatisfied with his performance in the Game 4 loss.

Acknowledging the fans' support in the team's comeback from a 31-point deficit, the 25-year-old also took accountability for the sloppy play that allowed the game to get out of hand early on.

Source RealGM: Luka Doncic On Kyrie Irving: I Feel Like I'm Letting Him Down
Source Sports Illustrated : Luka Doncic Says He's Letting Kyrie Irving Down After Mavs' Game 4 Loss
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Luka feels he's failing Kyrie after Mavs' Game 4 loss

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