Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks author dominant Game 7 effort en route to eliminating Phoenix Sun

As Luka Doncic lit up the scoreboard in Sunday's Game 7, burying the top-seeded Phoenix Suns by halftime,

the Dallas Mavericks' superstar broke out in laughter after some of his buckets.

The Mavericks will be a surprise participant in the Western Conference finals,

claiming the right to face the Golden State Warriors by rolling to a 123-90 road rout of the Suns.

And Doncic has never had more fun in his NBA career than he did while destroying a Phoenix team that followed up winning the West a year ago by posting by far the best record in the league this season.

"You can't get this smile off my face right now," Doncic said after he had 35 points,

10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in only 30 minutes, sitting out the entire fourth quarter because the win was already secured. "I'm just really happy.

"Honestly, I think we deserve this. We've been playing hard the whole series. Maybe a couple of games here we weren't ourselves,

but we came here with a statement in Game 7. We believed. Our locker room believed. Everybody believed. So I'm just happy."