Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic absolutely torched the Phoenix Suns throughout the entire night but the highlight of the game came in the final minute of the first half when he made moves on Cameron Johnson and sent the Suns guard on the floor.
After Johnson breaking Johnson's ankles, Doncic hit a stepback three that gave the Mavericks a 57-27 lead.
The Suns trash-talked Doncic during their Game 5 win and the Mavs guard made them pay in Games 6 and 7.
In Game 7, Doncic scored 35 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists as the Mavericks dominated the Suns 123-90 to progress into the Western Conference finals. "You can't get this smile off my face right now," Doncic said, per ESPN.
"I'm just really happy. "Honestly, I think we deserve this. We've been playing hard the whole series. Maybe a couple of games here we weren't ourselves, but we came here with a statement in Game 7. We believed.
Our locker room believed. Everybody believed. So I'm just happy."
Doncic gave credit to his teammmates
Besides Doncic, tow more Mavericks guards stepped up as Spencer Dinwiddie scored 30 points and Jalen Brunso added 24 points.
Since the Mavs were up big after the first three quarters, they didn't play Doncic at all in the fourth quarter. After the Mavericks overcame the Suns in a seven-game series, Doncic made it clear he's not the only who deserved credit for the hard-fought victory.
"It's not on me. It was the whole team today," Doncic noted. "Today was just incredible. I've never seen a performance on Game 7 like this. I can't remember the last time that somebody went to the away game and did this, so I'm really proud of what we did today." The Suns face another tough opponent as they will battle versus the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals spot.