Luka Dončić Had Perfect Message for Charles Barkley After Mavs’ Game 5 Win

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks lead their series with Oklahoma CIty Thunder, 3-2, after winning Game 5 on the road.
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks lead their series with Oklahoma CIty Thunder, 3-2, after winning Game 5 on the road. /

Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks took control of their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder with a huge Game 5 win on the road Wednesday night. Dončić led the way once again, recording a triple-double with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

The Mavs can now wrap up the series with a win at home in Saturday night's Game 6.

While Dončić was the star for Dallas, the Mavs might have gotten some help from a NBA legend—Charles Barkley. He predicted earlier in the night that the Mavs would get blown out by the Thunder and his predictions have a history of going the other way, much like this win by Dallas.

Dončić had a fun message for Barkley after the win:

The Thunder, who are the No. 1 seed in the West, will need to get a road win of their own to save their season. Maybe Barkley can help them out by picking Dallas to take Game 6.


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