Luka Doncic is congratulated by Travis Kelce after 33-point haul helps Mavs storm to 3-0 lead against Timberwolves

They say the game recognizes the game, so when Luka Doncic ran through the tunnel after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, he received congratulations from Travis Kelce.

The Chiefs tight end was in the building Sunday night alongside his quarterback and Dallas resident Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany.

After Doncic dropped 33 points in the win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, he noticed Kelce and they shook hands and quickly hugged before sharing a few words.

Kelce and Co. were treated to a fantastic game that went down to the wire in Dallas as the Mavericks pulled away to a 116-107 win and a commanding 3-0 lead over Minnesota.

Doncic and teammate Kyrie Irving both dropped 33 points on the night while shooting at least 50 percent or better from the field.

Travis Kelce and Luka Doncic greeted each other after the Mavericks defeated the Timberwolves

Luka Doncic (L) and Kyrie Irving (R) both dropped 33 points in the winning effort

Luka Doncic (L) and Kyrie Irving (R) both dropped 33 points in the winning effort

Meanwhile, Minnesota was led by a 26-point effort from Anthony Edwards on a night when the Timberwolves struggled from behind the arc. Teammate Karl-Anthony Towns struggled, shooting eight three-point attempts and missing them all.

Dallas closed the game on a 12-3 run to win a fifth straight playoff game after rookie center Dereck Lively II left with a sprained neck.

Lively was accidentally shot in the back of the head from Towns’ knee.

No team in the history of the NBA playoffs has rallied from 3-0. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Dallas.

PJ Washington started the decisive point with a corner 3-pointer after Doncic passed to Irving, who sent the ball to Washington.

The co-stars took it from there.

Doncic hit a shot into the lane for a four-point lead, Irving sent the crowd into a frenzy with a falling jumper and Doncic found Daniel Gafford for an alley-oop dunk and a 113-105 lead with 34 seconds left. Gafford blocked Mike Conley’s layup attempt at the other end.