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Frustrated Luka Doncic rips jersey, plays with it that way

Lakers Mavericks Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) and guard Rajon Rondo (9) defend against Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

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Luka Doncic was frustrated. His Mavericks were getting blown out by the Lakers, who scored 79 points in the first half. As Rick Carlisle had complained about recently, the Lakers were physical with Doncic, and he wasn’t getting calls.

And when he did get to the free-throw line Friday night, he uncharacteristically struggled, missing five free throws in the first half. After the fifth miss, Doncic went Hulk Hogan and ripped his jersey.

With those Mavs jerseys, they might look better that way. They can’t look worse.