Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks took care of business in a pretty emphatic way on Wednesday night. Doncic had a 29-point triple-double by halftime against the Utah Jazz — the first time in NBA history that a player has scored at least 25 points in a triple-double in one half — as the Mavs went on to win, 147-97.
Doncic’s night came to an end after only 32 minutes of work, one that ended with 40 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, and a steal. But despite that, he came back out for a postgame interview where he was asked a pretty simple question: How important was it to step onto the floor and get a win in resounding fashion? His response was pretty simple, in large part because he derailed himself by swearing and felt the need to apologize.
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“I said before the game, we just can’t f*ck around,” Doncic said. “And uh … ah, sh*t. My bad.”
Doncic is something of a master at swearing on live television after getting asked about a basketball game, which is legitimately one of his most endearing traits, because he clearly feels terrible about it when it happens. Anyway, if Doncic keeps putting up 40-point triple-doubles, I am sure no one will have that big of a problem with him occasionally swearing on television.