Luka evaluates shoulder, doesn't mind 'tough' Game 1 scar originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Luka Dončić was roughed up in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. And not just in the box score.
In the opening minutes of the Warriors’ 112-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center, Andrew Wiggins unintentionally made contact with Dončić's face and left quite the scrape.
“It’s good,” Dončić said of his face scar after the game. “Makes me look tough.”
“I felt a little pain when I shot [the basketball],” he said. “But it’s OK. It’s fine. We’ll get some treatment, and it’ll be fine.”
âItâs good. Makes me look toughâ - Luka on his scar pic.twitter.com/UQfSFpgqY3
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 19, 2022
Dončić was locked down by Wiggins and the Warriors' defensive effort, contributing just 20 points and shooting 3 of 10 from deep. He logged a team-worst minus-30 rating in 35 minutes and had more turnovers (7) than field-goal makes (6) for the first time in his playoff career.
Dončić and the Warriors will go at it again in Game 2 on Friday night at Chase Center.