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“They probably have the best duo in the league”

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Luka Doncic is one of the best All-Stars in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean he’s neglecting the league’s other stars. The Boston Celtics duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have impressed fans and the league, including Doncic.

The duo of Tatum and Brown gave the Celtics the opportunity to snatch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference this year. They have continued their high level of play since last season, when they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals after a remarkable turnaround that began in January.

Doncic, who currently sits atop the KIA NBA MVP ladder, praises Boston’s momentum.

“They probably have the best duo in the league,” Doncic said on ESPN.

“They probably have the best duo in the league.”

– Luka Doncic on the Boston Celtics

(By ESPN)

“They probably have the best duo in the league.” — Luka Doncic on the Boston Celtics (via ESPN)

For the MVP leader to openly hold his opponents in high regard is impressive. Both Doncic and Tatum are in this season’s MVP race and have proven themselves to be equally good on their own. In the NBA MVP rankings, the Dallas Mavericks star is at No. 1, while the Celtics star is at No. 2.

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Both superstars have carried their teams this season and posted incredible numbers. But unlike the Celtics duo, Doncic did all the heavy lifting on his own. Their newly acquired frontline, Christian Wood, spent most of his time as the sixth man.

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Luka Doncic’s MVP efforts not enough to secure wins for Mavericks

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Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic

Nobody can do what Luka Doncic did for the Mavericks this year. The 2018-19 Rookie of the Year leads the league in scoring (33.5 points per game) while also being able to get his usual triple-doubles. Despite his heroics, Dallas hasn’t displayed an impressive team record that could help his case win MVP.

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The Mavericks are 9-7, which is eighth in the tough Western Conference. Other than Doncic, no one has performed well giving the three-time All-Star his much-needed assist. Their second top scorer behind Luka is Spencer Dinwiddie, who is averaging 17.1 points per game.

Based on individual stats, it’s clear that Doncic still has no assists. The blame could be directed at the Dallas coaching staff, who didn’t come up with a decent game plan to cut Doncic’s production. It’s an urgent need for the Mavs because putting everything on their star could lead to fatigue, or worse, injury.

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The Mavs have Wood, who is capable of creating his own shots. But Jason Kidd chose to make him their sixth man, which isn’t the best decision.

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