Rudy Gobert: “Luka Doncic is obviously a fantastic player”

Luka Doncic Slovenia Argentina
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The Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, who currently plays for the Slovenia national team, posted 47 points in a victory over France on Wednesday (7/9) to set a new second-highest scoring performance in the history of EuroBasket tournaments.

“I think it’s much more complicated than that,” France big man Rudy Gobert said when Eurohoops asked if Doncic is a standard case of ‘the best offense beats the best defense.’

“It’s a team game. Luka is obviously a fantastic player. He’s able to manipulate the game like only a few people probably in the history of the game have been able to do it. He’s able to make other people better around him and score. You have to try to make him work defensively. Tonight he had a big night. There’s always talk on what should do, or what we should have done. Some of the shots he made were really tough. You got to tip his hat off when he makes shots like that,” Gobert said.

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