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Luka Dončić has now already won everything that could be won in Europe. Foto: Reuters

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Dream end to the season - MVP Dončić brings the "la decima" to Real

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21. May 2018 ob 10:30
Belgrade - MMC RTV SLO

What an end to the Euroleague – in a tense match in Belgrade, Real Madrid managed to beat the favourites Fenerbahce (85:80). On the wings of the Final Four MVP, Luka Dončić, Real has now won its 10th European championship title.

This is the tenth jubilee European title (la decima) for the Spanish team, and only its third in the last 38 years. For Dončić this is a new success in his remarkably rich, but also very short basketball career. We remind you that Luka is only 19 years old.

The Slovenian national team player scored 15 points in 29 minutes. He added three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block. He had a performance index rating of 17.

"I'm happy for the teammates and coaches. For everything. Everyone always talks about the pressure. Every time I step on the court, I want to have fun. Every ball possession was important, and we had that under control today," said the new Final Four tournament MVP Dončić, adding that: "The key to our success is that we played like a team. We win together and we lose together. We believe in our team, and in our fans which were excellent today. I'm happy to be in Madrid, where everyone's like my family."

Won everything that could be won
Dončić, a native of Ljubljana, received the biggest recognition in his career so far when he was declared this year’s Euroleague MVP (Most Valuable Player), and was also named in the best All-Euroleague Team. For the second year in a row Dončić also won the Euroleague Rising Star award.

Dončič’s second time at the top of Europe
Luka Dončić has now already won everything that could be won in Europe. Playing for Slovenia in September 2017 he became a European basketball champion. At the 2017 Eurobasket he was also named in the best All-Tournament Team, together with Alexey Shved from Russia, Pau Gasol from Spain, Bogdan Bogdanović from Serbia, and Slovenia’s Goran Dragić who was also the tournament MVP.

Dolores Subotić, MMC; translated by K. J.
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