Luka Doncic has clearly taken notice of Boston Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum’s rise this season.

The 2 confronted off in a showdown of MVP favorites on Wednesday night time with Tatum getting the higher of Doncic, particularly on one particular play late within the fourth quarter, because the Celtics cruised to a 125-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at TD Backyard.

The extremely anticipated sport was one each Doncic and Tatum have been trying ahead to, and the Mavericks guard thinks a lot of his counterpart that he thinks Tatum is greater than proper within the dialog for the coveted end-of-season award.

“It is at all times the perfect” Doncic said to face Tatum, based on ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “He is a tremendous participant. He is high 10, MVP (speak)…he is proven he isn’t a future face of the league, however he already is, and that is an unimaginable participant and it is at all times enjoyable to play with this sort of man.

The respect is unquestionably mutual between the 2 superstars.

“The most effective gamers within the league” Tatum said, by MassLive Souichi Terada. “A particular expertise and somebody I respect. Similar to competing with a man like that.

Tatum and Doncic undoubtedly placed on a present with the Celtics centerpiece who had 37 factors with 13 rebounds, 5 assists and two blocks. Doncic additionally did his half, amassing 42 factors on 17 of 28 capturing to associate with 9 assists and eight rebounds.

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