Luka Doncic’s mom Mirjam Poterbin couldn’t get enough of how good her son looked on Wednesday night.
Doncic balled out against the Los Angeles Clippers. Not only did he lead his Dallas Mavericks to a 127-114 upset victory over the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, he did so with style.
The 21-year-old scored 28 points, nabbed eight rebounds and handed out seven assists in the effort. This comes on the heels of him scoring 42 points, grabbing seven boards and dishing out nine assists in Game 1. Thus far this season he is averaging 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per outing.
One person who was particularly enthused about Doncic’s effort on Wednesday night was his mother.
Poterbin is something of a viral sensation for how young she looks, and her most recent Instagram post where she gushed about the Mavericks’ big win predictably spread like wildfire.
Luka Doncic’s Mom Mirjam Poterbin Is A Star In Her Own Right
Poterbin first went viral on the night Doncic was drafted back in 2018. Fans watching at home were absolutely stunned that such a young-looking woman could be the mother of a fully-grown NBA player.
Over the years, Doncic has repeatedly credited his mother for his basketball success.
Poterbin gained full custody of him when he was nine years old. From that point on, she provided him with both guidance and independence in an effort to foster his natural hooping abilities.
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“Honestly, I was never thinking about [his future in basketball] because, as his mom, what was important to me was to see him happy and his dreams come true,” she said at one point.
“I also think that Luka was never thinking about how far he could go either. He was just happy that he was playing basketball and that was the most important thing.”
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Luka Doncic Is Confident About Beating The Clippers
Doncic genuinely believes Dallas has what it takes to shock the world and defeat the Clippers this season. His team came within a badly botched Kristaps Porzingis ejection of stealing Game 1, and ultimately got the job done in Game 2. If the next two outings follow suit, it would not be particularly shocking to see the Mavericks up 3-1 on the team everyone had pegged as a favorite to win the NBA championship.
“We’ve just got three left,” Doncic said after Game 2.
“I think we can fight with them. Any series we go in, we’re going to believe we can win, for sure. If you don’t believe it, you’re not supposed to be here. You’ve got to believe it.”
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle offered a similar sentiment, but still urged caution.
“We took a step tonight in the right direction,” he said.
“It’s important to feel what winning feels like, but we’re also up against the human nature curve, which is always tough after you win a playoff game. Even in a situation like this where there’s no fans in the building, you get an exuberant feeling, and you can’t let human nature get the best of you. We’ve got our work cut out for us. It’s now a five-game series.”
The Clippers and Mavericks will face off in Game 3 of their series on Friday night at 6:00 pm PST.