After recording yet another near triple-double performance, Luka Doncic leads his national team to defeat Germany 94-70. Slovenia advances to the semi-finals in their debut Olympic Games appearance.
Year after year Luka Doncic has been proving to everyone that he is amongst the best players in the world. The 22-year-old Dallas Mavericks prodigy is truly a sensational talent, with several records already in his name. In his three years in the NBA, Doncic has already put up an incredible resume – 2 All-Star selections, 2 All-NBA selections, Rookie of the Year, and will surely be one of the future faces of the world’s best basketball league.
This year, Doncic was on a tear, torching the league, and dropping 40-bombs at will. He put up 27.7 points, 8.6 assists and 8 rebounds per game. And almost eliminated the star-studded Los Angeles Clippers team after recording an insane 35.7/10.3/7.9 in his second-ever postseason appearance.
Even after the conclusion of the 2020-2021 campaign, Luka just hasn’t seemed to cool off yet. Immediately after his 3rd season concluded, the 2-time All-Star joined his national team, leading Slovenia to their first-ever Olympic Games appearance.
Sure, fans expected Luka Magic to have a great Olympic debut. However, nobody was quite ready for Doncic to lead his team to be one of the most dominant teams in the entire tournament. His group stage performance was simply jaw-dropping. He first put a historic 48-point debut against Argentina, followed by a 25/7/7 outing against Japan, and then recorded a near triple-double defeating World Cup winners Spain, to finish as the best team in Group C.
NBA Twitter reacts to Luka Doncic leading his Slovenian team to the Semi-finals of their first-ever Olympic Games appearance
Slovenia faced Germany as their quarterfinals matchup. And as expected, Luka Doncic was sensational. Putting up 20 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds, Doncic led Slovenia to grab a huge 94-70 win against the Germans.
LUKA AND SLOVENIA ARE HEADED TO THE SEMI FINALS
Slovenia takes down Germany, 94-70
Luka: 20 PTS | 8 REB | 11 AST
He’s now 17-0 with the team. pic.twitter.com/grzf30Y4Ae
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 3, 2021
Luka, who now has a flawless 17-0 record when playing with his national team, has helped Slovenia qualify for the semi-finals of Tokyo 2020.
NBA Fans went absolutely gaga over Luka and his national team as they have an incredible 100% winning record in the 2020 Tokyo Games, and are very well legit contenders to win a medal.
While your favorite player lost to baguette Biyombo with a superteam Luka was beating entire countries with Slovenian YMCA players as his teammates, levels
— . (@lamibackup) August 3, 2021
SLOVENIA FOR GOLD!!
— ²³☄️ (@BronGotGame) August 3, 2021
Smells like Luka is headed to the Gold medal match hopefully against Team USA.
— ……Edward……. (@EdwardJoseph311) August 3, 2021
With the way this determined team is playing, it is very difficult to rule out Slovenia as a gold medal contender. The winner of the France-Italy quarterfinals will be facing Slovenia in the semis on Thursday at 7 AM ET.