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    Luka Doncic celebrates his game-winner. via ESPN/NBA Luka Doncic hit a wild, running, three-point game-winner on Wednesday. JJ Redick said the shot was so unusual, he thought it was a two-pointer and didn't realize the Mavs had won. Doncic apparently practices trick shots and unusual shots all of the time. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Luka Doncic wowed the NBA world on Wednesday with one of the wildest game-winners of the season. With 1.8 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks trailing the Memphis Grizzlies by two, Doncic caught the ball on the left wing, ducked past a defender, and launched a running, floating three-pointer that went through as time expired. As Doncic's teammate JJ Redick said on his podcast, "The Old Man and the Three," Doncic's shot was so unorthodox that Redick didn't even realize the Mavs had won the game. "When he shot the ball...
    Fact check: Neither McDonalds nor Coca-Cola announced they would no longer hire white executives Democrats agonize over game theory on Biden’s $2T-plus spending plan On Feb. 27, 2016, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry pulled up from 40 feet in overtime and broke basketball. The game-winner heard around the world was a triumph of skill, practice, gusto and necessity. Curry never knew how far he was from the hoop. He just knew the clock was dwindling, and it was time to shoot. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad According to StatMuse, Curry was then in the middle of the greatest three-game 3-point shooting streak in NBA history. He also beat his own single-season record for threes made in a season in that game. Most threes in a 3-game span in NBA history: 29 — Steph Curry (Apr 9-14, 2021) 28 — Steph Curry (Jan 13-16, 2019)...
    Grayson Allen’s hot streak was halted in the most painful of ways. The 25-year-old guard has been on an offensive tear, but two missed free throws overshadowed his 23-point performance in the Grizzlies’ heartbreaking 114-113 to the Mavericks on Wednesday night. All signs pointed to a victory for Memphis late in the game. They were up by two when Allen, a 90.6% free-throw shooter, went to the line with 2.2 seconds left. Even if Allen missed one of two shots, Dallas’ best chance would be to force overtime. The former Duke star, who is averaging double-digit points for the first time in his NBA career, missed both free throws. With seconds to spare, the Mavericks inbounded the ball to Luka Doncic, who delivered in a big way. Doncic managed to get a shot off after stumbling through multiple Grizzlies defenders, and knocked down a Hail-Mary...
    The Grizzlies got hit with a dose of “Luka Magic” on Wednesday night. With only 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation and Dallas trailing Memphis by two points, everyone inside the FedEx Forum knew the ball was going to end up in the hands of Mavericks star Luka Doncic. After a Dallas timeout, Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber found Doncic with an inbound pass and let the All-Star guard do the rest. MORE: Ben Simmons makes his Defensive Player of the Year case Doncic caught the ball, took two dribbles and threw up an awkward, off-balance floater from beyond the 3-point line. Swish. Mavs win. Immediately after the game, Doncic, who finished with 29 points, nine assists and five rebounds in the victory, told ESPN’s Dave Pasch that he was “surprised” to see the shot go in. During his postgame media availability, Doncic also described the shot as “kind of lucky.” “Sometimes you’re gonna make it, but sometimes...
    Getty Luka Doncic guarding LeBron James. If it wasn’t already clear, Luka Doncic is one of the best players in the NBA despite only being 22-years-old. A big issue that young superstars typically deal with is how they play in the clutch. That’s not a problem for Doncic as he’s as clutch as they come. He showed that off on Wednesday night by hitting an insane game-winning 3-point shot to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. LUKA MAGIC pic.twitter.com/wZ345fsYSY — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 15, 2021 The shot was so epic that it got an immediate reaction from Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Cmon @luka7doncic you ain’t serious man!! ???????????????????????? — LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2021 That shot was certainly one of the best of the season and will be played on highlight reels for a long time. The Dallas Mavericks have been...
    Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic drained a one-handed three-pointer Wednesday night to lock down another win for the Texas team. This might be one of the coolest game-winning shots ever. That might be an exaggeration, but see for yourself: WATCH: LUKA!!! MAGIC!! GAME OVER!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/l8jSn6TVPP — Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 15, 2021 “I was really surprised when it went in,” Doncic said, ESPN reported. “Those are the best feelings ever.” (RELATED: REPORT: Luka Doncic Card Sells For $4.6 Million) Doncic acknowledged that sometimes he’ll miss those last minute attempts to win a game. “Sometimes you’re going to make it, but sometimes you’re going to miss it, too,” Doncic said. “You’ve got to take that, too,” he added. “I think that’s the most important part. If my team trusts me in that moment, I’ll keep working on it.” I’m pretty sure Doncic will end up making more of those...
    Luka Doncic played the savior for the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Mavericks were down two points with less than two seconds remaining in the game. Doncic got the ball and put up a prayer from just beyond the three-point line and the ball went through the net. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Doncic smiled and tried to get the limited number of fans in Memphis hyped up. He was immediately greeted by teammates, and Tim Hardaway Jr. let a fan know it was a three-pointer and not a two-pointer. "Honestly, I don’t remember," Doncic replied when he was asked whether he got a good look at the rim. "I was kind of falling down. It’s kind of lucky, but we’ll take it." CURRY'S 42, GREEN'S TRIPLE-DOUBLE LEAD WARRIORS PAST THUNDER It was only Doncic’s third three-pointer in the game. He finished with...
    This is a shot Luka Doncic made. ESPN Luka Doncic stole a win for the Mavericks with a stunning buzzer-beater against Memphis. The shot came after the Grizzlies missed two foul shots that could have sealed the game. Even LeBron James was in shock watching Luka's miracle shot from home. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Luka Doncic stole a win for the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. With just seconds remaining against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Mavericks were trailing 113-111, with Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen set to shoot two from the foul line. Allen has made 90% of his free throws on the season, and two more would have sealed the win for Memphis. However, in a statistical anomaly sent from the basketball gods, he missed both. After a timeout to advance the ball, the Mavericks had 1.8 seconds to make a miracle happen — two...
    Even Luka Doncic couldn’t have planned Wednesday night’s buzzer beater against the Memphis Grizzlies. Down two points with just seconds remaining against the Grizzlies, Doncic made one of the shots of the season, taking off from just behind the three-point arc to defeat Memphis. By the time Doncic’s shot went in, he was near the rim. LUKA ???????????? pic.twitter.com/uh9OTXK9os — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 15, 2021 The Mavericks are trying to play their way out of the NBA’s play-in tournament, which could see them on the outside looking in of the ultimate goal — reaching the playoffs. Dallas currently sits in the No. 7 seed, just 1.5 games behind the Portland Trail Blazers for the six-spot.Luka Doncic’s NBA portfolio grows with Wednesday’s buzzer-beaterIt’s by no means Luka’s best game-winning shot — that’ll clearly go to his buzzer beater against the Los Angeles Clippers in the bubble. Yet, should the...
    Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm stole the show on Wednesday after he belted a 3-run homer and crossed home plate with a eurostep.  Leave it to Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm to record without question the play of the day on Wednesday for Major League Baseball. With the Marlins holding a 2-0 lead on the road against the Atlanta Braves, Chisholm made things 5-0 with one swing of the bat. To put an exclamation point on his three-run homer, though, Chisholm decided to cross home plate by dropping a eurostep. Seriously? Goodness, this move surely has Luka Doncic practicing at home trying to match his perfection. JAZZ CHISHOLM EUROSTEPPED ACROSS HOMEPLATE AFTER HOMERING ???????????? (via @MLB)pic.twitter.com/1heKgKJQBZ — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 15, 2021 Jazz Chisholm eurostepping across home plate has made baseball great againAs soon as Chisholm made contact with the ball, he knew it was out of the park. Unfortunately for...
    Luka Doncic is one of the craftiest guards that the NBA has ever seen. He is the exception to every defensive set a team makes up, as Doncic can hurt any team from any point of offense. Double him? He will find the open-man. Try to be physical? He has a tough 6’7 frame. Even if you defend him as well as you can, Doncic has a deadly step-back three. But defensive legend Tony Allen knows how he would stop Doncic. “I’m not giving that up. I’m not giving that up. Everything you’re going to have to beat me with is going to have to be going to the right. I know this is your strong hand, but you can get nine points in three shots going to this left hand, so I think that’s more deadly. If you score on me, you’re going to have to score on me...
    Not everyone likes change. With the NBA season entering its final stretch, the Dallas Mavericks sit in seventh place in the West at 29-24. Normally, that would put them comfortably in the postseason, albeit with a tough first-round matchup (the Suns are currently the No. 2 seed). This year, however, things are different. For the first time, the league is featuring a four-team play-in tournament for teams ranked 7-10 in the standings after the regular season. That change muddies Dallas’ postseason hopes, and they’re not happy about it with 19 games to play. “In hindsight, this approach was an enormous mistake,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban told ESPN, apparently citing the “physical stress of compressed schedule on high-usage players.” The format does show some respect to the Nos. 7 and 8 seeds, who would both have two chances to win one play-in game, while the Nos. 9 and 10 seeds would...
    More On: dallas mavericks Kristaps Porzingis shows how clutch he can be The major problem the Knicks can no longer avoid Knicks back below .500 after blowing big early lead Mavericks coach misses Knicks game after positive COVID-19 test Not everyone likes change. With the NBA season entering its final stretch, the Dallas Mavericks sit in seventh place in the West at 29-24. Normally, that would put them comfortably in the postseason, albeit with a tough first-round matchup (the Suns are currently the No. 2 seed). This year, however, things are different. For the first time, the league is featuring a four-team play-in tournament for teams ranked 7-10 in the standings after the regular season. That change muddies Dallas’ postseason hopes, and they’re not happy about it with 19 games to play. “In hindsight, this approach was an enormous mistake,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban told ESPN, apparently citing the...
    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban backed Luka Doncic’s criticism of the NBA’s play-in tournament this year.  The Dallas Mavericks enter Tuesday sitting in the seventh spot in the Western Conference standings. That has the team set, as of right now, to take part in the play-in tournament. Luka Doncic recently spoke out criticizing the fact his team may need to take part in such a tournament after already landing what is normally a secure playoff spot. Not only that, but his team would now play extra games after a 72-game season that was already filled with fewer days off than normal. Mark Cuban, who approved the tournament, recently spoke with ESPN and said the whole thing is a big mistake.Mark Cuban joins Luka Doncic in criticizing NBA play-in tournament“In hindsight, this approach was an enormous mistake,” Cuban told ESPN. There is something to be said about Cuban and Doncic speaking out...
    This last one week has been absolutely crazy for the Mavericks who have produced unpredictable results. They defeated WC toppers Utah Jazz and crushed the fearless Bucks while losing against the pitiful Rockets. And now, they have lost to the Spurs in a two-point game that washed off Luka Doncic’s efforts. The Slovenian is averaging almost identical to his last season numbers, and it has helped the Mavs come out of misery multiple times this year. As a result, Mark Cuban’s team is sitting comfortably at #7 in the WC. But which aspect of Luka’s game seemed the most impressive, and which legend(s) does he resemble? Luka Doncic and his ever improvising self Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, Maxi Kleber, and Jalen Brunson react against the Jazz at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Just as the Spurs defeated the Mavs 119-117, coach Rick Carlisle gave the post-game interview...
    DALLAS CBSDFW.COM/(AP) — The team was still stinging from a loss against an in-state opponent and one of the worst in the league, so Kristaps Porzingis got two quick shots on purpose and another by accident in the fourth quarter while putting Dallas in front of Milwaukee. It was a good night for the 7′ 3″ Latvian who appeared unhappy over not getting any looks late in a loss to lowly Houston. Those eight consecutive points helped put quite the bookends on arguably the worst loss of the season for the Mavericks: victories over NBA-leading Utah and the Eastern Conference-contending Bucks. READ MORE: 1 Dead, 5 Injured In Shooting At Business In Bryan, Texas, Suspect Identified As Employee Larry Bollin Luka Doncic scored 27 points, Porzingis had 26 points and 17 rebounds playing on consecutive days for the first time in two months and the Mavericks beat the Bucks 116-101 on...
    The Dallas Mavericks pulled off an amazing victory yesterday as they beat arguably the best team in the NBA, the Utah Jazz. Coming into the match, the Jazz were in red-hot form with a nine game winning streak and had the best overall record. The Mavericks, on the other hand, were coming off of a four game winning streak of their own, but were missing multiple key players against the Jazz. Their record against the Jazz this season was also appalling, with two back-to-back losses. Feb 8, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) celebrates with guard Luka Doncic (77) and guard Jalen Brunson (13) during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Despite all the chips being down for Dallas, superstar Luka Doncic and forward Dorian Finney Smith put on a show against the Jazz,...
    The Utah Jazz extended their impeccable winning form with their ninth win in a row in a blowout victory against the Orlando Magic. The Jazz are well above every team in the NBA and have a league-best record of 38 wins and 11 losses. The Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, put on an all-round clinic against the Washington Wizards. The Mavs now have a record of 27 wins and 21 losses and find themselves at the seventh spot of the Western Conference. The Jazz face off against the Mavericks tonight at 7:00 PM EST. Take a look at the injury updates and predictions for the same. Dallas Mavericks: Injury updates and expected lineup The injury bug might have latched on to the Mavericks, but the team is certainly unphased by the same. They won their fourth game in a row as they beat the Wizards 109-87. Mar 17, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA;...
    The Dallas Mavericks have found a rhythm and are on a four-game winning streak at the moment. While the entire team should be credited for stepping up, Luka Doncic deserves special praise for everything he’s been doing this season. Former Maverick Dennis Scott feels the same way too!  Doncic was regarded as a special talent ever since his rookie season in the NBA. He averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in the 2018/19 season and the numbers have only increased over the years.  As for the current season, Luka Doncic is the fifth top scorer in the NBA. He averages 28.6 PPG and has particularly been impressive in the last few games.  “We always talk about our great players in our league. They make everyone better around them. That’s why he’s come into the league in the short couple of years and has become special,” Scott hailed Doncic...
    Luka Doncic has taken the league by storm. In just a few years, Doncic has gone from a European wild-card to one of the best players in the NBA. Doncic is still extremely young, but he plays substantially better than many experienced players. Luka has shown great maturity in his game but still continues to display the quality that makes him one of the hottest commodities in the NBA. D-Rose pays respect to Luka Doncic Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose also has the same opinion of Luka. After the Knicks‘ loss to the Dallas Mavericks a few days ago, Derrick Rose gave Luka Doncic a signed jersey. The jersey read ‘To Luka, keep pushing yourself. I’m a huge fan of your game! Peace and Love.’ These words coming from Derrick Rose are a huge compliment, given the fact that he is a former MVP in his own right. Luka Doncic...
    Luka Doncic is one of the foremost talents in the NBA today. The 22-year-old from Slovenia has shown that he is equipped to be the new face of the NBA. Since his arrival, Doncic has grown by leaps and bounds in just two seasons. Doncic has shown that he can be an MVP level player and also lead a team to an NBA championship in the future. Gilbert Arenas on new players in the NBA Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas believes that players who are superstars today need to pay attention to upcoming players. There is no room to relax when you’re at the top. If top players become complacent, they will get caught by the new generation. They need to change their skill-set in order to cope with the new incoming players of the NBA. READ MORE: Mavericks’ GM Explains Why Luka Doncic Will Make Their Recruitment Simpler Arenas...
    Luka Doncic’s step-back 3 game against the Boston Celtics provided a scary glimpse of the future. Through the first two seasons of his NBA career, one of the biggest knocks on Luka Doncic — on the offensive side of the ball, anyway — was his lack of efficiency from 3-point range. As a masterful creator with the ball in his hands, Doncic immediately proved himself capable of carving out space for his own shot and for his teammates’ shots, but when it came to actually making his own step-back 3s, the results just weren’t there. But that’s the scary thing about a kid being that good in his early 20s: He was only going to get better, and with more practice, those clean step-back 3s were eventually going to start finding the bottom of the net. While the Dallas Mavericks star has been hitting his 3s at a much healthier 36.8...
    The Dallas Mavericks have added another shooter around Luka Doncic, with J.J. Redick coming via a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Dallas Mavericks are clinging to the eighth spot in the West, and they’ve added a piece at the trade deadline. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Dallas has agreed to a deal to get guard J.J. Redick from the New Orleans Pelicans. According to Charania, the Mavericks will also acquire Nicolo Melli while sending James Johnson, Wes Iwundu and a second-round pick to the Pelicans. Melli played 22 games for New Orleans this year, averaging 2.0 points and 11 minutes per game. It’s no secret Redick was a candidate to be traded, and failing that he was in line to be bought out by New Orleans. He has missed time recently with a heel injury, so when he might play again is unclear right now. He’s...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — This season’s leading scorer for the Dallas Mavericks made a slam dunk this week after a donation to help local healthcare workers put their best foot forward. Luka Doncic donated 100 pairs of Air Jordan 1 shoes to healthcare staff at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Specifically, Doncic’s donation recognized and benefitted frontline workers who are helping organize and distribute COVID-19 vaccines. READ MORE: Sad Milestone, Report Says COVID-19 Fatalities Now Leading Cause Of Death in Dallas County  THANK YOU to all healthcare workers. Appreciate all you do! ???????? https://t.co/co3aRdfpUG — Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) March 23, 2021 READ MORE: Small Plane On Flight From Texas Crashes In Southern New Mexico; 3 Injured While Luka couldn’t attend the shoe presentation on March 23 due to NBA COVID health and safety protocols,, he sent a video extending his gratitude saying, “Thank you for everything you did during this pandemic.”...
    Fran Drescher Celebrates The Nanny Heading to HBO Max: Mark Your Calendars BlackRock-Backed EV Startup to Make Nasdaq Debut in Crowded Race The NBA has a loaded Wednesday schedule with 11 games, all of which involve teams in the playoff hunt. That presents a large NBA DFS player pool as there will be no shortage of options for whatever price range you're seeking. An example is Karl-Anthony Towns, who is averaging 53.9 points per game on DraftKings over his last four contests. Towns has a juicy matchup tonight as his Timberwolves take on the Mavericks and that game has an over-under of 231.5 points per William Hill Sportsbook, which is the highest of Wednesday's slate of games. © Provided by CBS Sports But the two-time All-Star won't come cheaply as he costs $10,000 on DraftKings and $10,200 on FanDuel. Plugging him into your NBA DFS lineup means you'll have...
    Luka Doncic had one of the best shooting nights of his career against the Portland Trailblazers. Doncic shot 8/9 from beyond the arc in a 37-point performance to blow Damian Lillard’s Blazers out of the water. It took Doncic only three quarters to leave his mark on the game, being rested for the entire fourth quarter with Dallas holding a 34-point lead. However, it could have been a 37-point lead. The last possession of the third quarter saw Tim Hardaway Jr. run an isolation play for himself. He took the ball up the left side of the key and then attempted a step-back buzzer-beating three. But the shot was completely off the mark, resulting in an airball. Luka had some fun with Hardaway after the miss. Doncic was obviously poking fun at Hardaway, who joined Dallas midway through his rookie season from New York in the trade that...
    US public school system tiptoes back to life Georgia spa shooting victims included Hyun Jung Grant, mom to 2 sons: ‘She was one of my best friends’ Despite the return of CJ McCollum from a foot injury that cost him two months, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is still clearly the driving force behind the Portland offense and NBA daily Fantasy players are taking notice. Lillard is averaging 41.3 points per game in his last three outings and enters a Friday night matchup with the Mavericks as one of the most expensive options in the NBA DFS player pool. Lillard had 34 points and 11 assists in his last matchup with Dallas, so should you be plugging him into your NBA DFS lineups? © Provided by CBS Sports With big money on the line in NBA daily Fantasy tournament, cash games and 50-50s on FanDuel and DraftKings, you...
    Luka Doncic hit yet another incredible game-winner to seal the Dallas Mavericks’ win over the LA Clippers, but Twitter chose to go after Pandemic P. Luka Doncic is cold-blooded. The former Rookie of the Year scored 42 points as the Dallas Mavericks bounced back to beat the LA Clippers 105-89 on Wednesday night. The win split the series between the two teams after the Clippers took care of business on Monday. Doncic was the only player for the Mavs to score more than 15 points in the outing. Los Angeles, on the other hand, got 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists from Kawhi Leonard in the loss. Paul George ended the night with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the blowout loss but still somehow found himself a trending topic on Twitter by the end of the evening.Luka Doncic hits nasty floater against the Clippers; crosses up Paul...
    Sheriffs office regret any heartache for bad day comment after spa killings Biden touts delivery of 100M COVID-19 shots weeks ahead of schedule We used to hear about Luka Doncic making grown men look like fools. Now, we see it ourselves. Doncic scored 42 points on 28 shots in the Dallas Mavericks’ win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, drilling six threes, dishing nine assists, grabbing six rebounds, picking three pockets and blocking two attempts. Watch Doncic in the first quarter, dribbling to his left, pump-faking and breaking the discipline of one of the NBA’s most-disciplined defenders. He makes Kawhi Leonard lurch out like a leopard before nailing the triple, as though he wasn’t stepping back 30 feet from the rim, as though Leonard’s giant hands — their strength the source of the legendary “Klaw” moniker — didn’t clip Doncic’s elbow. Doncic nailed three more threes from the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — After a defeat two nights earlier, the Dallas Mavericks dazzled and Luka Doncic put on a show Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Luka thrilled the crowd early with a four-point play after getting fouled by Kawhi Leonard, then turned for a lengthy acknowledgement of those fans after one of several late buckets that helped keep Dallas comfortably in front. READ MORE: Dallas Police Searching For Driver Who Hit & Killed Man Walking Along Houston Street Viaduct In a two-game set with the feel of a playoff series, the Mavericks got the split behind their young sensation. Doncic scored 42 points, and the Mavs trounced their first-round playoff opponent from last season, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 105-89. Josh Richardson scored 14 points and was a defensive spark as the Mavericks followed a 109-99 defeat two nights earlier and won the season series, 2-1. The other...
    Dallas Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic ended up being too tall to take part in a prank alongside teammate Luka Doncic.  The Dallas Mavericks had plenty of reasons to be happy Saturday night after beating the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 116-103. Luka Doncic and Boban Marjanovic were so happy they decided to join in on the postgame interview being conducted by Josh Richardson. Fans have seen this before. Some teammates come over, make faces in the background, put up bunny ears, and it is all in good fun. But this time, NBA fans saw something truly hilarious. See for yourself. Boban too big to fit in the video bomb ???? pic.twitter.com/fyhKunqg31 — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 14, 2021 Boban Marjanovic too tall to make it on televisionThis is amazing. Doncic comes over to have some fun and Boban is right behind him. Only we never see...
    Dallas Mavericks have certainly come back to life with a record of 11 wins and 4 losses in the last 15 games. With a resurgence in form, the Mavs have a record of 19 wins and 17 losses. But the Mavs had a terrible start to their season, winning just 8 of their first 19 games. This certainly didn’t bode well with fans and players alike. Their superstar, Luka Doncic, was understandably frustrated with the lack of success and even called out the team for being “terrible” after their loss to the Jazz in January. Since then, they won 11 of their 17 games and have clawed their way back to the 8th spot in the Western Conference. This certainly was a much-needed boost of form, given the comments from their prodigy. Mark Cuban reveals why he didn’t panic despite Luka Doncic’s comments Mavs owner Mark Cuban recently appeared on...
    Stephen Curry is already putting on a show at the All-Star Game, as he was caught on camera scaring the heck out of Luka Doncic.  With all eyes on the NBA and the All-Star Game Sunday night, you’d better believe Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is ready to put on a show. Well, the sharpshooter has already done that in multiple ways, as he started his night off by winning the 3-Point Contest in an absolute thriller. So, how was he going to follow that act up? He’s done so by going viral again on Twitter after he scared an unexpected Luka Doncic during the ASG intros. Steph Curry sneaking up on Luka Doncic during All-Star Game intros was pricelessThat video above is just gold. Curry wanted his fist pump from Doncic, but the Dallas playmaker wasn’t ready to deliver. So, Curry snuck up on him and gave his...
    As any 22-year-old would, Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is putting his resume on display on his new Linkedin profile. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has already put together quite the body of work in his short NBA career. He was the 2018-2019 Rookie of the Year, narrowly beating out Trae Young, who he was traded for by the Atlanta Hawks in their infamous draft night switch. Since then, he’s made two NBA All-Star Games and was named to the All-NBA First Team last season. However, this year hasn’t quite gone as anticipated for Doncic and the Mavericks. They’re currently 18-16 but have managed to slip back into the eighth seed in the Western Conference. They’ve gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, thanks a lot to the excellent play of Doncic. In that run, he’s averaged 31.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 8.0 assists, and has shotten 51.9 percent from the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Lower back tightness sidelined Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic Wednesday night. The recently turned 22-year-old sat out in the victory over Oklahoma City, but coach Rick Carlisle said his health shouldn’t cost him his second All-Star appearance this weekend. Doncic showed up on the injury report Tuesday, a day after scoring 33 points in a 130-124 victory at Orlando. It was the sixth game of the season of at least 30 points for Doncic. READ MORE: ERCOT CEO Bill Magness Voted Out By Board Of Directors The second missed game of the season for Doncic was Dallas’ last before the All-Star Game on Sunday in Atlanta. Carlisle said he expects Doncic to participate. Our All-Star ????#MFFL | @luka7doncic pic.twitter.com/VzwGZHKdD1 — Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 4, 2021 Doncic was voted an All-Star starter and also is in the skills competition, which will be before the game in...
    Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks drives to the basket against Dwayne Bacon #8 of the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center on March 1, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.Alex Menendez | Getty Images National Basketball Association star Luka Doncic gave himself a birthday gift – an equity stake in sports nutrition maker BioSteel. The Dallas Mavericks star joined the growing list of pro athletes with an ownership stake in the company as part of a multi-year endorsement deal. Terms of Doncic's equity stake in BioSteel were not provided. BioSteel co-founder and ex-hockey player Michael Cammalleri said Doncic's addition would help the company expand internationally. "As an athlete and businessperson, I've been exposed to both sides of these deals. Luka is a fierce competitor, and we couldn't be happier to welcome him to Team BioSteel," said Cammalleri, who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League. "As...
    LaMelo Ball was one of the most exciting prospects to enter the NBA in recent memory. Coming from the infamous Ball family, LaMelo had seen his brother Lonzo be a high draft pick in 2017. In 2020, LaMelo went third overall to Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets. And now he is making a strong case for why he should be the Rookie of the Year this season. LaMelo Ball matches LeBron and Luka LaMelo Ball averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.7 assists for the month of February. He became the first player since LeBron James and Luka Doncic to average a 20-6-6 stat-line for an entire calendar month of their rookie year. James and Doncic had done it multiple times in their rookie seasons, and Ball finds himself in elite company now. Many expect LaMelo Ball to walk away with the coveted Rookie of the Year trophy, and few can...
    Over the last few weeks, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been creating a lot of buzz around the league. He has been in sensational form and fans are witnessing his transition from a star to a superstar right in front of their eyes. Be it scoring or playmaking, Luka is carrying the team on his back. Due to his insane efforts, the Mavericks have improved their record to 17-16 this season. They now have a legitimate shot to make a run for a playoff berth in the second half of the season. Looking at the game of Luka Doncic can mesmerise any NBA fan. It’s safe to assume that he will become the face of the league in the coming years. But what retired NBA player is his game similar to? Well, that might be difficult to guess, but someone who has few similarities with Doncic is Celtics legend...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The sports card industry is marveling at a record sale that took place over the weekend. At $4.6 million, the most expensive basketball card ever sold is now a signed Luka Doncic rookie card featuring the NBA Logoman patch from a game-worn Dallas Mavericks jersey. Collector Nick Fiorello bought the 1-of-1 card on Feb.28, which is second in all time in sports cards to a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card that sold for $5.2 million. It was first sold for $2.8 million in April of 2018. It then became the largest known sale of all time in January of 2021 when Rob Gough purchased it for $5.2 million, according to actionnetwork.com. READ MORE: 3 Pop-Up Vaccination Sites To Open In Northeast San Fernando Valley JUST IN: Collector Nick Fiorello has purchased this Luka Doncic 1/1 for $4.6 million. pic.twitter.com/BziiWTrdfC — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 28, 2021 READ...
    Ever since he has entered the league, the European superstar Luka Doncic has hit the ground running. Despite this year being just the third season of his career, Luka has already developed an insane reputation in the league. The 22-year-old has been breaking records left and right since he stepped foot in the NBA. Tonight was no different for Doncic as he created history once again. But this time, it wasn’t during a game that Doncic broke a record. The Mavericks star turned 22-years-old today, and he already has quite a few records to his name. For starters, Doncic is a triple-double machine, and that is nothing new. He had already recorded 32 triple-doubles before turning 22-years-old. What’s even more surprising is the fact that he has almost twice the triple-doubles than the second player on the list. It is a known fact that Luka Doncic can fill the stat...
    Reg Lewis, Actor and Mae West Muscleman, Dies at 85 United, predicting a rebound in travel, buys 25 Boeing 737 Max jets © Provided by INSIDER Luka Doncic. AP Photo/Matt Slocum A one-of-one Luka Doncic rookie card just sold for $4.6 million. It's the most expensive NBA card sale in history. Memorabilia is having a moment. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A one-of-a-kind Luka Doncic rookie card sold for $4.6 million over the weekend, becoming the most expensive basketball card in history. The card was purchased by collector Nick Fiorello, according to Darren Rovell of the Action Network. Fellow collector Bolillo Lajan San shared news of the sale on Instagram. "Many heard there was a deal brewing since back in November of 2020 for the 2018-19 National Treasures Luka Doncic Rc Auto Logoman 1/1," he wrote. "Even though there was a few adjustments to the sale...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – At $4.6 million, the most expensive basketball card ever sold is a signed Luka Doncic rookie card featuring the NBA Logoman patch from a game-worn Dallas Mavericks jersey. Collector Nick Fiorello bought the 1-of-1 card on Feb.28, which is second in all time in sports cards to a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card that sold for $5.2 million. It was first sold for $2.8 million in April of 2018. It then became the largest known sale of all time in January of 2021 when Rob Gough purchased it for $5.2 million, according to actionnetwork.com. READ MORE: Texas Power Company Brazos Electric Files For Bankruptcy Protection After Deadly Winter Storms JUST IN: Collector Nick Fiorello has purchased this Luka Doncic 1/1 for $4.6 million. pic.twitter.com/BziiWTrdfC — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 28, 2021 Number three on the coveted list isa 2009 Mike Trout Superfractor that sold for $3.9 million....
    Make your voice heard: Biden backs Amazon workers union drive in Alabama I wanted to love foldable phones, but the novelty got old fast A record-breaking sale was completed over the weekend, making a 2018-19 Luka Doncic card the most expensive sports card in history. The final price: A mind-boggling $4.6M. https://www.instagram.com/p/CL2k3MtH2uU/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading The card is 2018-19 National Treasures Luka Doncic rookie card Auto Logoman 1/1. If all of that reads like another language, I’ll break it down. 2018/19 National Treasures is the absolute premium set for card collectors. A single pack of 10 cards in a box, boasting some of the rarest cards in the collecting hobby. It’s impossible to find a single box at MSRP in the wild, but 2019/20 packs routinely sell for $4,500 or more on the secondary market. Luka Doncic rookie card, really speaks for itself here. It’s the first time NBA...
    A card signed by Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has reportedly sold for a staggering amount of money. According to Darren Rovell, a signed Doncic card has sold for $4.6 million to collector Nick Fiorello. It’s the only card of its kind in the world. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) JUST IN: Collector Nick Fiorello has purchased this Luka Doncic 1/1 for $4.6 million. pic.twitter.com/BziiWTrdfC — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 28, 2021 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m blown away at times by how much some of this memorabilia sells for. Imagine having so much money that you can afford to spend $4.6 million on a signed trading card. It’s truly mind-boggling.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Luka Doncic (@lukadoncic) I love sports memorabilia as much as the next guy, and I...
    Andrew Cuomo says hes truly sorry for workplace comments he says were misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation following sexual harassment claims Connecticut man accused of starting Molotov cocktail fires targeting ambulances Despite a superb start to his NBA career, Luka Doncic is not about to christen himself as “The Great Slovenian Hope” just yet. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Luca Doncic does share some similarities with Larry Bird, namely in his wizardry with the basketball and his ability to score at all three levels. Speaking this week with the New York Times, retired Boston Celtics great Cedric Maxwell called the Dallas Mavericks star “Larry Bird reincarnated.” After the Mavs defeated the Brooklyn Nets over the weekend, Doncic reacted to the comparison, which others in the past have made as well. “More games to go,” he said, per Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News. “A long time before you...
    A one-of-its-kind Luka Doncic card sold this weekend for about the cost of an NBA lottery pick. The card, a 1:1 Logoman autograph rookie from the 2018-19 Panini National Treasures set, went for $4.6 million in a private sale. That’s the highest known price paid for a basketball card, per The Action Network, and second overall for a sports card behind a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that sold for $5.2 million.   The buyer is Nick Fiorella. Fellow collector Bolillo Lajan San announced Sunday on Instagram that he and Fiorella, his “new business partner/friend,” had “finalized” the sale.  FAGAN: Baseball collections evolved in 2020 amid pandemic pause If you want to see what a personal check for $4 million looks like, then you can see it in this IG post. Doncic, who turned 22 on Sunday, became an NBA All-Star for the second time in his three-year NBA career earlier in the month. He entered...
    Luka Doncic is arguably the best young player in the NBA. The Slovenian prodigy has bamboozled pundits and fans alike with his all-around offensive display on the court. The 21-year-old has been in amazing form for the underperforming Dallas Mavericks. In the 31 games he has played, he has averaged 28.5 points, 9.0 assists and 8.4 rebounds per game. Ex-Celtics star Cedric Maxwell was certainly impressed by the young star. In an interview with New York Times‘ Marc Stein, Maxwell said, “You can quote me: This is Larry Bird reincarnated.” He even added, “This would be Larry Bird of the 2020s, exactly how he would play now.” This is high praise for a young star who is only in his third year in the league. Doncic also responded to Maxwell’s claim after Mavs’ latest victory against the Nets when the 21-year-old was asked about how he felt about the comment. ...
    Getty Joel Embiid reacts to a call during a game against the Brooklyn Nets. The top two seeds in the Eastern Conference lost disappointingly last night. The Philadelphia 76ers lost at home to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers 109-112. The Nets had an opportunity to take over the number one seed in the east after the Sixers loss, but they lost in blowout fashion to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home.Joel Embiid’s New Go-To Move Is TerrifyingAside from the loss to the Mavs, the most terrifying thing for Nets fans must be the way that leading Most Valuable Player candidate Joel Embiid has been playing as of late. Last night he debuted a new go-to move that even Kevin Durant might not be able to stop. Seven footers should NOT be able to do this: JOEL EMBIID DOING WHAT NOW!? ???? pic.twitter.com/GXsrdP3XGB — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 28,...
    Getty James Harden and Luka Doncic fight for possession. The Brooklyn Nets were without two of their stars on Saturday night when they took on the Dallas Mavericks and it showed. Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were out due to injury. Durant continues to recover from a strained hamstring while Irving was out due to injury recovery for his shoulder that kept him out most of last season. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić took advantage of the Nets’ lack of star power.Luka Reacts To Larry Bird ComparisonsAfter the game, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols asked Dončić about the comparisons he has been receiving between himself and Celtics legend Larry Bird. His answer was surprising, to say the least. “More, more games to go. A long time before you can compare me to Larry Bird. I just want to keep hooping, have fun playing basketball,” Doncic said. "You can't compare...
    Getty Luka Doncic (left) and James Harden. On the Bayclays Center court, it was a fierce competition between two of the game’s best point guards. But after the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 115-98 on Saturday night, the scene at the podium was more like a gush-fest, with game recognizing game between James Harden and Luke Doncic. In fact, Doncic was so blown away by Harden’s praise of him that he was left nearly speechless.Harden Throws Heaps of Praise at LukaWith All-Stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both sidelined due to injury, the Nets ran entirely through Harden on Saturday. The Beard finished with 29 points (on 9-of-21 shooting), seven rebounds, six assists and six turnovers. And even though Kristaps Porzingis returned from a three-game injury absence for the Mavs, that did nothing to steal the spotlight from Doncic, who finished with a similar stat line as Harden:...
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is so enamored with Luka Doncic’s game-winning 3-pointer against the Clippers he’d pay $1 million for the NBA Top Shot version of it. Close your eyes for a second and think of your favorite NBA highlight. Now consider how much you’d pay for that moment. If you have as much money as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, it might be $1 million. Cuban appeared on Colin Cowherd’s podcast The Volume and answered some rapid-fire questions including which NBA Top Shot he’d pay big bucks for. He picked Luka Doncic’s game-winning 3-pointer in Game 4 against the LA Clippers last season. Rapid Fire w/ @ColinCowherd & @mcuban -What @nba_topshot is worth $1M?-Worst Shark Tank Investor?-The ideal player to add to the Mavs? pic.twitter.com/FUYavcv5Pr — The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) February 26, 2021 Mark Cuban is a big fan of the NBA Top Shot conceptIf you don’t know what...
    Luka Doncic has been in excellent form this season. The 21-year-old is making a case for himself to win the first MVP of his career. But despite his excellent form, the Mavericks haven’t been able to back their superstar. As a result, the team is out of the playoff race and one game below the .500 record. In their next game, they will face off against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are not only a top Eastern Conference team, but one of the favorites to win the 2020-21 NBA Championship. Luka Doncic needs to bring his A-game to the table if he and the Mavs want to have a shot at defeating the Eastern juggernauts. Steve Nash praises Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American...
    If all breaks right for Luka Doncic, he can dream of one day matching Steve Nash as an eight-time NBA All-Star, two-time MVP and Hall of Famer. So, it’s noteworthy that Nash — in his first season coaching the Nets — sounds almost envious of Doncic’s talent and make-up, from one guard to another. “Luka is one of the most exciting talents we’ve seen,” Nash said after Friday’s practice to prepare for facing Doncic and the Mavericks on Saturday night. “Do I see some of myself in him? If I were 6-foot-8 and 230 pounds, yeah. That’s a big difference when you’re 6-foot-2, 175 pounds.” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and team president Donnie Nelson started the Nash-Doncic comparisons after a trade with the Hawks to acquire their new star during the 2018 NBA Draft. As Doncic burst onto the scene as a rookie, Nash, who was working for the Warriors...
    More On: brooklyn nets Nets get troubling Kevin Durant update NBA bettors have been scoring with these team trends Returning Net already surpassing expectations Kyrie Irving propels roaring-hot Nets to blowout win If all breaks right for Luka Doncic, he can dream of one day matching Steve Nash as an eight-time NBA All-Star, two-time MVP and Hall of Famer. So, it’s noteworthy that Nash — in his first season coaching the Nets — sounds almost envious of Doncic’s talent and make-up, from one guard to another. “Luka is one of the most exciting talents we’ve seen,” Nash said after Friday’s practice to prepare for facing Doncic and the Mavericks on Saturday night. “Do I see some of myself in him? If I were 6-foot-8 and 230 pounds, yeah. That’s a big difference when you’re 6-foot-2, 175 pounds.” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and team president Donnie Nelson started the Nash-Doncic...
    Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak form Silk Sonic band, will drop new single and album Power Outages Main Cause of Oil, Gas Shut-Ins: Texas Update Earlier this month, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons made a bold declaration: "I feel like I'm the best defender in the NBA." On Thursday, he once again staked his claim, telling the Inside the NBA crew, "I do feel like I'm the best defensive player in the league. I can guard 1-5." © Provided by CBS Sports After how he shut down Luka Doncic in the Sixers' comfortable 111-97 win over the Dallas Mavericks, it's easy to see why he feels that way. Taking on most of the responsibility himself, Simmons forced the young maestro into one of his worst games of the season: 19 points on 6 of 13 from the field, four assists and seven turnovers. It was just the fourth time...
    Tonight, the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics produced an absolutely thrilling game. It was the 21-year-old phenom, Luka Doncic, who was the star of the show as he continued with his tremendous form this season. Doncic finished the game with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. But it was his game-winning shot that sealed the victory for his team. Dallas had hold of the final possession of the game, and they entrusted it to their young superstar. As expected, Luka Doncic lived up to expectations by draining a stunning three-pointer at the buzzer! This move reminded fans of Luka’s game-winner over the Clippers in the 2020 postseason, and Twitter had erupted after the shot. This was the case tonight as well, as many NBA fans reacted to Doncic’s sensational game-winner against the Celtics. Luka Doncic wins it for Dallas Mavericks Take a look at some of the best...
    Revisit Prince Charles and Princess Dianas Engagement 40 Years Ago: Whatever in Love Means USPS says Oshkosh will build many as 165,000 new mail trucks Luka Doncic has proven just about every critique of his game wrong during the start of his NBA career. Doncic’s draft day doubters said he wasn’t athletic enough to thrive in the NBA. They said he would be a liability on defense. They questioned his outside shooting ability. © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports One by one, Doncic has answered every question on his way to becoming a legitimate MVP candidate in his third season at just 21 years old. Doncic isn’t without his flaws, but at this point it seems foolish to question the long-term viability of any area of his game when he has consistently risen to every challenge. Doncic has proven you don’t need to be able to run a 4.3...
    DALLAS — Luka Doncic slammed the scorer’s table in joy this time, rather than anger. The Dallas sensation hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining — his second go-ahead 3 in the final minute — and the Mavericks avoided a fourth-quarter collapse in a 110-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. The Celtics trailed by 11 points with three minutes to go before Jaylen Brown put them in front in the final minute with a short jumper. Doncic answered with a difficult 3 over 6-foot-8 Daniel Theis before Brown pulled Boston even at 107-all with another bucket. Doncic did it again — this time with Kemba Walker running at him on a step-back shot from the left wing — and turned to the scorer’s table in the same way he had after a last-second loss to Phoenix. Devin Booker hit the go-ahead shot in the final seconds of...
    Texas judge deals Biden another blow on 100-day deportation ban Key aide said Covid was the best thing that ever happened to Biden, book says Before the season, I declared it to the world in a For The Win video: Luka Doncic was the player to watch this season, because he was going to win MVP. © Provided by For The Win The Dallas Mavericks would be coming into the season after surprising a lot of people with a 43-32 record, and it was Doncic who nailed a game-winner in the bubble postseason that proved he was about to take his game to the next level in the year he was turning just 22 years old. Well. I didn’t count on the Mavs underachieving (although they’re at .500!) this much. Doncic’s numbers are still a little bit better than last year’s stats, but the narrative doesn’t fit if Dallas isn’t...
    Every "Star Wars" movie and show ranked Americans’ Top 7 Retirement Priorities for Biden and Congress NBA trading cards are hot right now. © Provided by HoopsHype Couple passionate collectors with the fact that basketball trading cards can be seen as investment assets and it’s easy to see why the hobby is blowing up at the moment. An autographed Michael Jordan card recently sold for $1.44 million, a rare LeBron James collectible card topped that by going for $1.845 million and there are entire YouTube channels dedicated to Trading Card investors, showing just how fantastically the business is currently booming. Below, we have created a ranking using information from Stockx to sort out the average sales prices for trading cards over the past 12 months in order to see what the most expensive NBA cards are right now. In this Top 30 ranking, you’ll find there are eight LeBron James cards and...
    Luka Doncic hit not one, but two clutch step-back 3s to beat the Boston Celtics. Trailing by 11 points with three minutes left, the Boston Celtics made a late push on the road against the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night. Fortunately for the Mavs, Luka Doncic wasn’t letting that happen. When the Celtics went on an impressive 12-0 run late in the fourth quarter to turn a 104-93 deficit into a one-point lead, Doncic wasn’t frazzled. On the very next possession, he drilled a clutch step-back 3-pointer with 15.8 seconds left to put the Mavs up by two. LUKA. DONCIC. CLUTCH. pic.twitter.com/6BXV4Mzt84 — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 24, 2021 The game wasn’t over, though, as Boston quickly tied it back up at 107 after Jaylen Brown’s layup with 9.5 seconds to go. Again, Doncic didn’t wilt from the pressure, confidently dribbling down court, getting to his spot deep on...
    The Dallas Mavericks are not even close to what they looked like in the Orlando Bubble last season. A slow start in the 2021 campaign landed them somewhere at the bottom of the Western Conference, but it was Luka Doncic who rallied a comeback. They are now ninth in the West with a 14-15 record. However, the Mavericks are making headlines because of a trade rumor around their second superstar, Kristaps Porzingis. The question is, should they actually consider moving him? When did the rumours of Kristaps Porzingis’ trade start? The Dallas Mavericks went up against the Memphis Grizzlies after being held back home due to weather delays. They were able to start from where they left off, winning four out of their five last games. Their well-rested team was able to defeat Memphis 102-92 with ease. The leading scorer for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway Jr. who finished the...
    Atlanta Hawks won their game 123-115 against the intimidating Denver Nuggets. They were not the favorites coming into the game, but thanks to Trae Young’s impressive performance, they eased towards a victory. This was a memorable night for the youngster for more than one reason. He definitely helped the Hawks to put a win over an on-paper superior team. But he also got his name etched in the history books of the NBA. Trae Young inching closer towards creating history It took double-double efforts from Forward John Collins, Center Clint Capela, and Guard Trae Young to help the Hawks defeat the Nuggets. Undoubtedly, it was impossible for them to stop behemoths in Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic if not for Trae Young’s 35 points, 15 assists, 6 rebounds, and a steal. With those numbers, Trae entered a unique list of players to have done the same before the age of...
    The Dallas Mavericks have struggled this season but Luka Doncic is continually improving and refining his game with versatility and focus. For a bevy of reasons — injuries, health and safety protocols, poor roster construction, underwhelming personnel — the Dallas Mavericks have not been good this season. At 13-15, they’re 10th in the West, 2.5 games ahead of 14th and 5.5 games back of fourth, well behind pace of hosting a playoff series like many deemed possible entering the year. These stylistic deviations have not (yet) resulted in an offensive improvement among impact metrics or scoring efficiency. His Offensive Estimated Plus-Minus (EPM) is plus-5.4, down from 5.8 last season. His 58.6 percent true shooting is 1.5 points above the NBA average, down from 2.0 points last season. As his career progresses and he leads teams deep into the postseason, these novel avenues to creation shall prove fruitful. They’re secondary pitches...
    Entire school board resigns over comments bashing parents Trump schedules address before CPAC next Sunday Luka Doncic was named a starter for the All-Star Game next month, something that left many fans both surprised and even angry that he got the nod over Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. Doncic, shockingly, is also one of those people. “I didn’t expect that I was going to start this game,” Doncic said Saturday, via ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I know that maybe [Damian] Lillard deserved it more than me.” Trail Blazers not happy about Lillard snub Lillard, of course, is in the midst of a tremendous season. The Trail Blazers star is averaging 29.8 points and 7.7 assists — both almost career-highs — so far this season, and has kept Portland in contention despite significant injuries to both C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. The now six-time All-Star, though, didn’t make the cut...
    10 Essential Sidney Poitier Movies, From ‘Blackboard Jungle’ to ‘To Sir, With Love’ (Photos) Here Is the Difference in Tax Burden Between the Rich and Poor in Every State Luka Doncic controversially received the nod as a starter for the All-Star game over Damian Lillard, and the Dallas Mavericks guard recognizes that he may have gotten away with one. © Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Their numbers are very comparable, although Damian Lillard’s Blazers are 18-10, while Luka Doncic’s Mavericks entered Saturday 13-15. Doncic talked on Saturday about the results of All-Star voting. He admitted he didn’t expect he would be voted a starter and acknowledged that Lillard may have deserved the honor. Luka Doncic on All-Star voting results: “I didn’t expect that I was going to start this game. I know that maybe [Damian] Lillard deserved it more than me.” — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 20, 2021 You really...
    It seemed that the coronavirus pandemic would prevent the celebration of the mythical weekend of stars in the NBA, but finally the organization of the best basketball competition in the world confirmed that the All Star 2021. It will be in Atlanta -at the State Farm Arena- on March 7, with all the restrictions to avoid contagion. Once the dispute is assured, the NBA has made official the list of the ten starting players of the All Star Game, one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The player selection process has been the usual one. First of all, a popular vote would give 50% of the points to elect the holders of each Conference. The remaining 50% was shared by the specialized press and the players, with 25% of votes each of the parties. The mix of the votes of NBA fans, the media and the players themselves...
    Luka Doncic is arguably one of the best young players. The 21-year-old Slovenian has been the star player in a Dallas Mavericks side, which has seen a major drop this season with an overall record of 13 wins and 15 losses. Doncic has been in electrifying form, however. He is the fifth top scorer in the league scoring 29.1 points per game and has shown an all-round game so far this season with an average of 9.4 assists per game, the second-highest in the NBA this season. He has also grabbed 8.6 rebounds per game. His dazzling form has seen him become one of the leading guards in the upcoming All-star game. Luka has amassed a massive 2,484,552 votes and is the second most-voted for guard in the conference behind Steph Curry and is set to become a starter. But former players Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade seem...
    The starters for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game have been announced, Starters for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game were announced on TNT’s Inside the NBA on Thursday, and there weren’t too many surprises — aside from the obvious weirdness that All-Star starters are being determined about 30 games into this 72-game campaign, of course. For the Western Conference, LeBron James earned his 17th straight start in the All-Star game, which is the most in league history, tallying 5.9 million fan votes. Kawhi Leonard (fifth selection) and Nikola Jokic (third selection) rounded out the frontcourt. In the backcourt, Stephen Curry, the league leader in 3-pointers, earned his seventh selection, while Luka Doncic (second selection) earned the fan vote tiebreaker over Damian Lillard for the final starting spot in the West.The starters for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game are setIn the East, Kevin Durant led the way with 5.6 million votes to...
    Luka Doncic continued his hot form against the Portland Trail Blazers. Unfortunately, his contributions failed to save the Mavs from a close defeat. This loss pushed their record to 13-15, and many are starting to wonder if the Mavericks are really a top contender in the West. In their recent defeat to the Blazers, the Mavs could have tied the game in the dying minutes. Luka, who had 44 points in the game, attempted a three-pointer but unfortunately missed the shot that would have leveled the two sides. Luka Doncic on missing the potential game tying basket Jan 25, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) warms up before the game against the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Following the unfortunate miss, Mavericks superstar, Luka Doncic, expressed his views on the shot. In the post game interview, he was asked...
    Cases fall, variant cases multiply in US; IRS wont push back tax deadline: Latest COVID-19 updates Parler announces official relaunch, says it is back online The Mavericks Need to Catch Up to Luka Doncic The Dallas Mavericks fell to 13-15 on the season last night after dropping a nailbiter to the Portland Trail Blazers, 121-118. Luka Doncic, as has been the norm for Dallas this season, put up huge numbers in a losing effort, scoring 44 points on 14-of-20 shooting along with nine assists and seven rebounds. The Mavs superstar has the numbers of a legitimate MVP candidate-- but the wins have yet to follow for the young Slovenian and his teammates. © Provided by The Big Lead Luka Doncic | Alex Goodlett/Getty Images Doncic was accepted as a transcendent talent from nearly the moment he stepped on the court as a rookie two years ago. His feel...
    The Dallas Mavericks are proven trade experts, and one of their best came during the 2018 NBA Draft. They brought in Luka Doncic, a Slovenian youngster who had not played a single minute in USA. But in just 2-3 seasons, he has become one of the best players in the league. Tonight, he showed his quality once again, as he had a career-high 46 points against the Pelicans. In this process, he reached 4000 career points in just his 159th game, and joined elite company. Only Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal have achieved this feat faster since 1976. Those two need no introduction, and it is another reminder of how special Doncic is. He finished the game with 46 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists. He also shot efficiently, going 17-30 from the field, and 5-8 from three. Most importantly, he was able to guide his team to their fourth...
    DALLAS — Luka Doncic couldn’t miss from 3-point range during a brief, sizzling stretch in the third quarter — the same way Zion Williamson was perfect the entire first half. Dallas was just a little bit hotter overall. Doncic scored a career-high 46 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 36 and the Mavericks overcame Williamson’s career-best 36 points in a 143-130 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Doncic, who also had 12 assists and eight rebounds, connected on three of four Dallas 3-pointers in just 93 seconds as the Mavericks made 13 of their first 15 shots in the third quarter. The Mavericks matched their season best with a fourth consecutive victory and beat the Pelicans for the fifth straight time. Williamson set a New Orleans franchise record by making all 10 of his shots in the first half — including rim-rattling dunks on consecutive possessions — and finished...
    Luka Doncic was slightly better than Zion Williamson in their divisional rivalry clash on Friday.Still very early in their NBA careers, the Southwest Division has at least a pair of budding superstars in Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans. Though neither team has a winning record through the middle of February, we got an instant classic down in Dallas, as Doncic scored a career-high 46 points, lifting his Mavericks to a convincing 143-130 victory. While Doncic was the star of the show, Williamson was not to be outdone. He had 36 points himself in defeat. Brandon Ingram and Kristaps Porzingis both went over 30 points as well. Luka magic (46 PTS) with a new career-high ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/oZkFE1L2DX — NBA TV (@NBATV) February 13, 2021 According to @EliasSports Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson are the 2nd pair of opposing players, each 21 or younger,...
    It looks like the Dallas Mavericks are getting their mojo back as they prevailed over the Atlanta Hawks with a 118-117 victory. The last time these two teams met, the Hawks lost with a much more embarrassing score than this. However, this matchup was like a battle between the two All-Stars, Trae Young and Luka Doncic. While both played extraordinarily well, it was Luka who found his name next to one of NBA’s legends after the game came to a close end. It looks like the superstar won’t stop making or breaking records. Luka Doncic took over Magic Johnson The first quarter of the game went neck to neck throughout. In fact, it ended with the Mavs leading by just one point. Although the Hawks prevailed in the second quarter as the Dallas Mavericks started missing shots from beyond the arc, ending halftime with a 10 point deficit. But while...
    Luka Doncic has used a lot of energy this season advocating and arguing with the referees. He knows that energy would be better spent elsewhere. The Dallas Mavericks were hoping to break into the ranks of fringe contenders this season but instead, they’ve struggled to play consistently. COVID-related absences took their toll and a 6-4 start was followed by a 6-10 stretch that has them below 0.500 and currently outside the playoff picture in the Western Conference. Frustration has been obvious, up and down the roster, and particularly Luka Doncic’s frustration with the referees. Fans and media members have pointed out repeatedly how much time he is spending arguing with referees and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith asked him about it directly during a recent interview. What did Luka Doncic have to say about arguing with the referees?The key quote is here: “I think some of it is true, because you...
    NBA : Eurohoops team / [email protected] Luka Doncic He made headlines two years ago when he stated that it is easier to score in the NBA than in Europe due to things like court size and the three-second rule on defense. Draymond Green, Best Defender in 2017 and a general defensive specialist, he believes Doncic has demonstrated his words with deeds, at least as far as he is concerned. Here’s what Green had to say about Doncic and the challenge of defending Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump: “As a defender, your only goal is to make a player do what they don’t want to do. And if you can do it most of the time, you will be successful. With Luka, you can’t make him do what you want him to do. You can’t make it play faster, it goes at its own pace. So...
    The Dallas Mavericks survived a scare as they held on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. Luka Doncic suffered an inefficient night despite scoring 24 points for his team. During the game, he was also close to being postered by Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards. Anthony Edwards has built an early reputation with his explosiveness. He is struggling with his jump shot but has left opponents reeling with his athleticism and finishing. Edwards had the ball as the shot clock was winding down towards the end of the second quarter in the Mavs game. Doncic was guarding him, and the rookie completed a sensational finish. Edwards zipped past Doncic with a quick step and caught him off guard. He drove to the rim and finished with a powerful dunk. Mavericks’ Dwight Powell didn’t bother contesting, otherwise it would have been a mean poster by the young T-Wolves star. Luka Doncic led...
    Bezos and Bloomberg among top 50 US charity donors for 2020 Marjorie Taylor Greenes laughably twisted logic to explain away the January 6 riot Luka Doncic is getting buckets with his feet © Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Luka Doncic. Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Luka Doncic is apparently bored of playing basketball with his hands, so he's resorted to using his feet - at least during warmups. Before his Dallas Mavericks hosted the Timberwolves Monday night, the 21-year-old superstar kicked a shot through the net from well beyond the 3-point line. Doncic threw a hand in the air to celebrate the impressive feat. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  —Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 9, 2021 Read the original article on Insider
    Getty Despite Stephen Curry’s massive 57 point performance on Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors suffered a tough 134-132 loss in their Dallas road-trip rematch against the Dallas Mavericks. Following their intense battle with the Mavs, Steph Curry showed his respects to Mavs star guard Luka Doncic after an impressive game against Golden State.Curry Shares Opinion of Doncic Getty The Warriors-Mavs showdown included an epic performance by both Curry and Doncic combining for a massive 99 points. In the All-Star’s postgame interview, Curry gave credit where he saw fit. He’s always under control. He’s tough to defend … he’s just very polished and he’s shown that since his rookie year and he’s gotten better and who knows how high the ceiling is for him. But he’s playing at a very elite level right now. As of now, Doncic is certainly in the conversation of being one of...
    Luka Doncic just had one of the best games of his career. He tied his career-high 42 points with the Dallas Mavericks, as they defeated the Golden State Warriors. It was a solid performance from Doncic, as he helped the Mavericks overcome Steph Curry’s 57 points. After the game, Steph Curry had some kind words for Luka Doncic. Steph Curry praises Luka’s game Steph Curry spoke to the press after the Warriors’ loss. He praised Luka Doncic’s game and said that he is playing at an extremely high level at the current moment. “He’s just very polished. Who knows how high the ceiling is for him, but he’s playing at a very elite level.” Curry’s words should be taken very seriously. As a former two-time MVP and three-time NBA champion, Curry has a knack for identifying talent. Curry himself is one of the greatest players in NBA history. He has...
    DALLAS — Luka Doncic couldn’t top Stephen Curry’s shoulder shimmy, or the second-best scoring night of the Golden State star’s career. The Dallas sensation led his Mavericks to victory, though, and helped them stop a six-game home losing streak. Doncic tied his career high with 42 points in a scoring duel with Curry, leading the Mavericks to an entertaining 134-132 win over the Warriors on Saturday. The prime-time matchup on national TV lived up to the billing, with Curry hitting a season-high 11 3-pointers on the way to 57 points. The two-time MVP put on another show about a month after scoring 62 in a win over Portland. Doncic was 12 of 23 from field, 7 for 12 from 3-point range and 11 of 14 on free throws with 11 assists and seven rebounds as the Mavericks ended the second-longest home losing streak in Rick Carlisle’s 13 seasons as coach....