Luka keeps faith with Mavs down 3-1: 'I still believe we can win'
Despite facing the seemingly insurmountable odds of completing a comeback from 0-3 down in a best-of-seven playoff series - something no NBA team has ever done before - Luka Doncic continues to believe his Dallas Mavericks could be the first team to pull off the impossible.
"I still believe we can win. ... We have to go game by game. We're going to believe till the end," Doncic said following his tremendous 30-point, 14-rebound, nine-assist performance in the Mavs' 119-109 Game 4 win over the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Center.
Doncic and the Mavs torched the Warriors from deep, knocking down 20 3-pointers on 43 attempts. Dallas led Golden State by 29 after three quarters, prompting the Dubs to utilize a zone defense throughout most of the fourth.
"The biggest compliment we've gotten is that they have to play zone because they can't guard us one-on-one," Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd said postgame, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
In the NBA's history of best-of-seven playoff series, 146 teams have failed to win after going down 0-3. Now trailing 3-1 with Game 5 set for Thursday, the Mavs hope to move one step closer to history by securing another victory and keeping their season going for another day.
"We believe it's just one game at a time," Kidd said, according to Andscape's Marc J. Spears. "We did our part tonight."
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