'That gets me going': Luka Doncic weighs in on tiff with Timberwolves fan as Mavericks barge to NBA Finals

Published May 31, 2024, 3:24 PMPao Ambat

Trash talk Western Conference Finals Luka Doncic at your own peril.

Luka Doncic averaged 32 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists in the Western Conference Finals series vs the Timberwolves.

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks swung fast and hard and never looked back 

The 25-year-old superstar set a defiant tone by starting four for four, hitting rainbow threes from 28 and 31 feet, before turning to talk trash with courtside fans with each swish.

“That gets me going. Everybody knows that by now,” Doncic said after his 36-point masterclass, propelling the Dallas Mavericks' return to the NBA Finals after closing out the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 5.


Doncic finished the game with 36 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists en route to winning the Western Conference Finals MVP award.

Asked on elaborating a heated exchange with a Timberwolves fan in the game, Doncic refused to go into specifics.

“I can't tell you. If I tell you, I can sue him,” he added.

As per Ben Golliver of The Washington Post: "A Target Center fan was waving a handkerchief at Luka Doncic early in the first quarter, apparently in reference to him crying for fouls. Doncic saw him and smiled, and now he keeps looking to the fan's side of the court during this early 20-point flurry."

Six years into the league, Doncic hasn't been to an NBA Finals.

Until now.

“It’s not easy, it's a very hard road but we’re here. It’s a good feeling. Just go out there and perform. It’s us [Mavericks] against them {Timberwolves]. Just staying together but that feeling is great. “

After missing the playoffs last season, the Mavericks are now in the NBA Finals and the superstar recognized the whole squad for sticking throughout the season.

“I think we have a great team but more importantly we have great guys on the team. From players to coaches from everybody in the team, we have great guys and that’s the most important thing.”