‘How do you not double?’ NBA world reacts to Luka Doncic’s game-winner over Rudy Gobert

Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) and guard Luka Doncic celebrate after a play against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

With 13 seconds to go and his Dallas Mavericks down by two points, Luka Doncic got the ball and worked a switch to have Rudy Gobert guard him. And with the four-time Defensive Player of the Year in his way, the Slovenian said “let me have this dance.”

Doncic proceeded to put Gobert through a blender before stepping back to drill a three that would stand as the game-winner, giving the Dallas Mavericks a 2-0 series lead on the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals on Friday.

That three capped the 25-year-old’s eighth playoff triple-double of his NBA career, with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists.

Meanwhile, the home crowd and NBA fans around the world were stunned as the Timberwolves not only blew an 18-point lead but left their 7-foot-1 Frenchman on an island against arguably the league’s top isolation scorer.

Here are some of the best reactions to Doncic’s game-winning moment and the Timberwolves’ potential series-costing decision.

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