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Doncic's new task: "To be like LeBron James, not like Harden" - Walla! sport

2022-05-18T11:09:42.778Z

Jason Kidd signaled to the Slovenians a goal before the Western Conference final: "Should be dominant on both sides of the pitch." Meanwhile Donchich surprises: "Drymond Green is more important than Kerry"



Doncic's new task: "To be like LeBron James, not like Harden"

Jason Kidd signaled to the Slovenians a goal before the Western Conference final: "Should be dominant on both sides of the pitch."

Meanwhile Doncic is surprising: "Drymond Green is more important than Kerry."

And why do some commentators gamble on Dallas?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 12:40 p.m.

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After Jimmy Butler's performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, NBA fans are waiting to see who will be the hero of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, which opens tonight (Wednesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.) in San Francisco.

On the one hand stands the Golden State star battery, on the other hand he has a unique and special Luca Doncic, and although on the face of it the balance of power tends in favor of the Warriors, quite a few commentators think otherwise.



"It's going to be a Small Ball series, and in Small Ball Dallas is better," Charles Barkley claims.

"No one at Golden State can stop Doncic, and if Jaylen Branson and Spencer Dinwiddie continue to play the way they have in recent games, it will be very difficult for the Warriors to deal with them. I bet on the surprise, I bet on Dallas."



A senior executive at one of the Western teams analyzed the series anonymously for "Athletic" and explained that "Dallas has the momentum and the confidence, and that's going to be a factor in this series. No one expected them to be in that class, not even themselves, .

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So who's the favorite here?

Luca vs. Kerry (Photo: GettyImages, Ron Jenkins)

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Doncic faces a not-so-easy defensive challenge in the face of Golden State’s dynamic and offensive offense, which in order to stop her and prevent her from scoring a flood of threes requires special concentration.

Doncic has been criticized in part of the series against Phoenix for his performance on defense, and will now have to prove himself in the face of a deadly attack that will not allow him to rest for a moment.



Jason Kidd also seems to be emphasizing Doncic's defensive performance, signaling new goals to him.

According to Mark Jones from ESPN, "Kid told him that the next step in Luca's development, especially in the playoffs, must be in defense. He told me that the role model for Luca is LeBron James, who controls both sides of the court, both offensively and defensively. Luca "Trying to avoid becoming Harden, who contributes nothing on defense. Luca is neither Larry Byrd, nor Harden. He's more like LeBron James, and we need to start showing that."



Doncic, for his part, is waiting for a matchup against Golden State mostly because of Drymond Green.

He said, "Obviously Steph and Clay are exceptional attacking players, but I think the Warriors' real key player is Drymond. He's really incredible, I admire the work he does and who he is. Yes, including his trash talk. It's the fun part of this game. ".

Green most important of all?

Drymond with Kerry and Thompson (Photo: GettyImages, Ezra Shaw)

Doncic admits he lived the dream.

"I did not expect to reach the Western Conference final, that's for sure. I live the good life now, I live the dream."

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