Latest Luka Doncic News

Mavericks star Kyrie Irving breaks left hand in offseason workout, has surgery

Jul. 16, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving broke his left hand during an offseason workout and had surgery, and the Dallas Mavericks didn't provide a timeline for his recovery in an announcement of the injury Tuesday night. Irving and Luka Doncic led the Mavericks to the NBA Finals in their first...

Kyrie Irving sounds ready to keep chasing titles in Dallas after NBA Finals loss to Boston

Jun. 18, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is a year away from having the option to leave the Dallas Mavericks, and at that point would be closing in on his longest stint anywhere since asking out of Cleveland, where he was drafted, in 2017. Yet the mercurial guard sounded as if Dallas could be...

Analysis: It takes time to win, and that's a lesson Luka Doncic is learning

Jun. 18, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

Michael Jordan needed seven seasons to win his first title. LeBron James needed nine seasons and two futile trips to the NBA Finals before he became a champion. Shaquille O’Neal got swept in his first finals. And the newly crowned champion Boston Celtics lost the finals in 2022 and lost in the...

Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks

Jun. 18, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum put his hands behind his head, with TD Garden fans standing on their feet cheering around him, and took it all in. Walking to the bench, he wrapped both arms around Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla. The journey was complete. The...

Doncic and Irving can't deliver for Dallas in NBA Finals clincher as Celtics win 18th championship

Jun. 18, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Short jumpers rolled off the rim and 3-pointers went in and out. Even free throws were a challenge for Luka Doncic in the clinching game of the NBA Finals. Dallas needed Doncic and Kyrie Irving to be at their best in Game 5 against the Celtics on Monday night....

A postseason like almost none other for Luka Doncic, even without a title

Jun. 17, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

Luka Doncic's first trip to the NBA Finals didn't result in his first championship. That said, the Dallas star most definitely left his mark on these playoffs. Doncic finished the postseason as the NBA's leader in points (635), rebounds (208) and assists (178). He's...

Rookie Lively leaving an impression as Mavericks try to stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun. 16, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

Dereck Lively II drained the first 3-pointer of his career, forced a missed layup at the other end and ping-ponged back down the court to slam home an alley-oop pass. The Dallas Mavericks didn't trail again in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against Boston following that first-quarter...

Celtics take season's worth of lessons into Game 5 of NBA Finals with latest chance to secure title

Jun. 15, 2024 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics picked the most inopportune time to play their worst game of the season. Boston’s 122-84 Game 4 loss to Dallas had all kinds of superlatives, and none of them were good. It ended the Celtics’ 10-game playoff win streak. It was the...

Kyrie Irving ends his personal Celtics skid, so now the Mavs will try to win in Boston in NBA Finals

Jun. 15, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving's personal 13-game losing streak against the Celtics is over. Now it's back to the parquet floor in Boston to face his former team again, the Dallas Mavericks still alive in the NBA Finals after avoiding a sweep with a 122-84 blowout in Game 4 on Friday...

Doncic scores 29, Mavericks roll past the Celtics 122-84 to avoid a sweep in the NBA Finals

Jun. 14, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — There were two options for the Dallas Mavericks. Pack for Boston, or pack for vacation. Boston awaits. These NBA Finals are not over, thanks to one of the biggest blowouts in title-round history. Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half,...