NBA Updates PH – On Wednesday, Luka Doncic swiftly put to rest any doubts about his health with a superb performance in a tune-up game for the FIBA World Cup against Montenegro.
On Saturday, it appeared that a knee injury forced him to leave the Slovenian national team’s friendly match against Greece early.
The Dallas Mavericks‘ leading player impressed the audience by achieving his second triple-double in consecutive games for Slovenia against Montenegro. He scored 34 points, snatched 13 rebounds, and provided 14 assists.
Luka Doncic also hit the game-winning triple that broke a 97-97 tie with less than a minute left to play, and Slovenia won the game 104-100 thanks to his efforts.
After suffering consecutive defeats at the hands of the Greeks in their stadium, Slovenia finally broke through with a victory.
Luka Doncic recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists in the first matchup against Greece, which took place last Thursday and ended in a loss of 98-91. Greece still needs the services of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Two days later, in the rematch against Greece, Luka Doncic was on his way to another outstanding performance with 18 points before exiting with still two minutes left in the second quarter after banging knees with the Greek big man Emmanouil Chatzidakis. Luka Doncic’s exit came after the two players collided with each other in the second quarter.
At just 24 years old, Doncic is set to be a major player in the upcoming World Cup. The tournament, co-hosted by Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia, is scheduled to begin on August 25.
In the event that Slovenia advances that far in the tournament, Luka Doncic’s games in the Philippines won’t be open to the public until the quarterfinals of the knockout stage.
In spite of the fact that it was unable to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, Slovenia is now considered one of the favorites in Group F to move to the second round.
The Slovenians will begin their campaign on August 26 against Venezuela. After that, they will face Georgia on August 28 and Cape Verde on August 30. During the group phase, the matches will take place in Okinawa Arena in Japan.
To move on to the following round, each group’s top two teams will be taken into consideration.