Clippers vs Mavericks: Luka Doncic showered with respect and prayers after injury, Internet says 'take my ankle'

'I really wish Luka is fit for next game and smashes Clippers. Mavs has had no luck in this series. This series surely deserves a Game 7,' a tweet read


                            Clippers vs Mavericks: Luka Doncic showered with respect and prayers after injury, Internet says 'take my ankle'
Luka Doncic (Getty Images)

It was a close-fought game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. While the Clippers may have taken the 130-122 win to take a 2-1 lead, they had to contend against Luka Doncic, who once again proved to be a major headache. It took an ankle injury to force him out of the game, only for him to return and then exit after it rendered him unable to play. For fans, it wasn't just heartbreak that Dallas lost. And while there was a disappointment, there was also massive respect for Doncic's actions.

"Really proud of how the team continued to fight on even after Luka left. We’re still in this. Anyway, LUKA TAKE MY ANKLE," a fan wrote.



 

"If you really think Luka came back into the game just to get a triple-double you’re an actual idiot. Sorry. He’s made it pretty clear he doesn’t give a crap about stats, he just wants his team to win," opined one of the fans.



 

"Proud of @luka7doncic for going back out there and battling with his guys #GoMavs," read one of the tweets.



 

 

"God, it’s me again... I know you have a reason for everything but why did it have to be Luka’s ankle please let him be healthy for game 4," read one of the comments on Twitter.



 

"I really wish Luka is fit for next game and smashes Clippers. Mavs has had no luck in this series. This series surely deserves a Game 7," one fan tweeted.



 

It wasn't the ideal post-season start for Luka as he ended the opener on an average note. Lack of plays down the stretch cost them the game. Despite that, he still had the highest-scoring debut in NBA Playoffs history as he single-handedly notched up 42 points along with seven rebounds and nine assists. In Game 3, Doncic went down while defending Kawhi Leonard. He was seen grabbing his left ankle and he hobbled off the floor, where he sat looking absolutely distraught.

There is no update on the seriousness of his injury yet. The Clippers and Mavs face-off again on Sunday. 

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