Luka Doncic on Jalen Brunson: We obviously miss him

Luka Doncic on Jalen Brunson: We obviously miss him

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Luka Doncic on Jalen Brunson: We obviously miss him

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Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Won’t see a smaller lineup than what the Wolves closed the half with…
5: Kyle Anderson
4: Wendell Moore Jr.
3: Anthony Edwards
2: D’Angelo Russell
1: Jordan McLaughlin
KAT obviously out and Rudy ejected. Seems that Luka Garza and Nate Knight are on deep freeze right now. – 9:17 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert gets ejected. Gotta think that means we’re gonna see some Luka Garza?
Naz Reid will get most of the minutes. Nate Knight and Garza are the other bigs options, and Kyle Anderson can play some 5 in a pinch. – 8:54 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Said on Locked on Thunder this week, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will eventually have other fanbases turn on him due to his ability to get to the FT Line. It’s coming. Happens to all the stars like Luka, Harden, etc. We are getting closer to that day every game. Get ready for battle. pic.twitter.com/wQgk89aIVw8:42 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Doncic, Hardaway help Mavs rout Knicks
The Mavericks turned a 15-point deficit into a 32-point lead as the Knicks disappointed (angered?) fans at the Garden. newsday.com/sports/basketb…8:27 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Jalen Brunson backs his coach after latest ugly defeat.
Thibs gives pitch for staying course.
“Bounce of ball goes a different way, there’s probably three or four more wins. Over the course of a season you’ve got to believe that it works itself out.”
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…7:02 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic on reuniting with Jalen Brunson: “It was different, man. It was hard to see him on the other team. We obviously miss him.” – 4:00 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd on Luka Doncic’s 3-block game: “He got upset and was ready to take over the game.” – 3:41 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
His last 6 games, Luka is now 33-51 from 3pt (62.7%) – 3:27 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Rookie Jaden Hardy scored his first NBA points today. After the game, Luka Doncic gave him the game ball. Hardy scored 5 pts on 2-of-5 shots. – 3:21 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jason Kidd says Luka Doncic made a point of getting the gameball and giving it to rookie Jaden Hardy after he scored his first basket of his career today. – 2:57 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic played 29 minutes today. Only the second time this season he’s played fewer than 30. He played 29:58 in the 41-point win over Memphis.
Helpful considering Mavs have H/R B2B vs. Suns/at Denver on Monday/Tuesday. – 2:47 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Final: Mavericks 121, Knicks 100.
Knicks fall to 10-13 on the season.
• Randle 24-5-3
• Quickley 23-4-6
• Barrett 13-6-3
• Doncic 30-8-7
• Hardaway 28 & 7
Mavs won it in the third quarter, outscoring the Knicks 41-15 in the period. Dallas shoots 24-61 from 3. – 2:46 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
It’s a final: #Mavs 121, Knicks 100. Luka had 30-8-7 and 3 blocks, Tim scored 28 pts, Spencer scored 17 pts, Maxi had 13 pts, and Reggie scored 10 pts. The Mavs are 11-11 and will host Phoenix on Monday. – 2:44 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Luka in under 30 minutes:
30 PTS
8 REB
7 AST
3 BLK
Leading the league in 30-point games. pic.twitter.com/skhOjNsRkB2:32 PM

Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Let Luka rest – 2:26 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
In just the third quarter, Luka Doncic had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists.
In just the third quarter, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points on 5-for-7 3-point shooting.
The Knicks did not win the third quarter. – 2:19 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs lead 93-74 after the third quarter. Luka has 30-8-7, Tim has 28 pts and Spencer has 14 pts. Luka outscored the Knicks in the third quarter, 19-15. – 2:19 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through three quarters, the Mavericks lead the Knicks 93-74.
• Randle 24-5-3
• Barrett 13-6-3
• Brunson 11 pts
• Doncic 30-8-7
• Hardaway 28 & 7 – 2:18 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic (19 points) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (17 points) each single-handedly out-scored the Knicks (15 points) in the third quarter. – 2:18 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The third quarter here at MSG:
Luka Doncic 19, Knicks 15
Third quarter score:
Mavericks 41, Knicks 15
After 3:
Mavericks 93, Knicks 74 – 2:17 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
When Luka spun and scored in the lane just a minute ago, fans started shouting MVP, MVP, MVP. – 2:17 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Third quarter points;
Luka Doncic, himself: 19
Tim Hardaway Jr., himself: 17
The Knicks entire Team: :15 – 2:17 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
MVP chants starting from the very pro Doncic crowd at MSG. hard to argue. – 2:16 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic shot 3 of 11 for 11 points in the first half and then 8 of 9 for 19 points in the third quarter because he is Luka Doncic.
Mavs went from down 9 at half to up 19 entering Q4. – 2:16 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
The Jalen Brunson revenge game is turning into the Tim Hardaway Jr. revenge game. – 2:08 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
This looks like a Mavs practice. Tim just hit a 3, Brunson hit a 3, and Luka hit a 3 to tie the game at 65 with 8:18 left in the third quarter. – 2:01 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Plano’s Julius Randle just torments the Mavs. 21 games vs DAL avg 20.8 pts 10.4 rebs. Today: 21 pts, 3 rebs in 1st half to lead Knicks to 59-52 lead. That’s its close is remarkable given Mavs 33% shooting. Dinwiddie 12, Luka & Hardaway 11. 2nd half soon @971TheFreak1:52 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks up 59-52 at the half vs. Dallas
Randle dominant offensively, scoring 21 points on 7-12 shooting.
10 points on 5 FG attempts for Barrett.
Grimes putting the clamps on Luka has been huge. Doncic has 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting – 1:40 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Knicks lead 59-52 at the half. Spencer has 12 pts, Luka and Tim has 11 pts apiece. – 1:40 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Halftime. Knicks lead the Mavericks 59-52.
• Randle 21 & 3
• Barrett 10-4-3
• Brunson 8-2-2
• Doncic 11-3-3
• Dinwiddie 12-6-2 – 1:39 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
thought i would never see the day tweeting this.
we have our newest member of the Field Goal % Savings Club, and it is Luka Doncic. pic.twitter.com/ipHa6KvRwk1:11 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Great defensive possession here from Grimes. Brilliant close out. Stays on his feet. Good contest.
Doncic just 2-of-8 in the first quarter pic.twitter.com/XI8seTKPCu1:10 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Knicks lead 32-20 after the first quarter. Luka has 10 pts. – 1:09 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Luka from behind half-court. Didn’t count. pic.twitter.com/GsUr6WuaXB1:09 PM
Tim Cato @tim_cato
nothing more fitting than luka doncic hitting a 60-footer so the mavericks only trail by nine, and then it getting waived off anyway – 1:09 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through one quarter, the Knicks lead the Mavericks 32-20.
• Randle 14 pts
• Grimes 5 pts
• Barrett 4-2-3
• Quickley 3 & 3
• Doncic 7 & 2
Mavs shot 6-22 in the first quarter. – 1:09 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
If the Mavs’ double-digit deficit in Q1 vs. the hated Knicks doesn’t have Luka Doncic mad enough, being a touch late to release his buzzer-beating 3 from 3/4 across the court won’t help matters.
Would’ve been a dazzling way to cap his rough 2-for-8 shooting start. – 1:08 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Luka Doncic just shot a 65-footer to end the first quarter with his feet set, two feet down, not on the run, and swished it in. Problem was — it was literally the end of the quarter. Buzzer sounded right before he released the shot. Doesn’t count. – 1:08 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Luka just hit a shot from about 70 feet at the buzzer — ruled good on the court, but overturned. Still in his hands as light went on. 32-20 Knicks after 1. – 1:08 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka!!! Wow! – 1:07 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Omg Luka – 1:07 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
So strange. For the opening tip, Luka is standing at the free throw line at one end and Brunson is standing at the free throw line at the other end. – 12:43 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
15 seconds into the game, Luka Doncic got Jalen Brunson’s attention and gave him a hug.
Don’t think he was thanking him for the personalized Eagles jersey. – 12:42 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
The Luka fans gave a. nice ovation to Brunson, too — and indifferent to every other Knicks intro. – 12:39 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Loud cheers for Luka Doncic as he’s introduced ahead of today’s Knicks-Mavs game at MSG. Pretty sizable contingent of Mavs – or at least Luka – fans in the building for this one. – 12:38 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
There are a LOT of Luka jerseys here at MSG today. (Also saw one little kid with a Ntilikina jersey – props to you, kid). And the ovation for him is like a playoff game at home for the Knicks. – 12:37 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Hardaway, DFS, Powell, Dinwiddie, Doncic
NY starters: Barrett, Randle, Robinson, Brunson, Grimes
11:40 tip @971TheFreak12:25 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Tough morning for Luka Doncic…
First, the payback Eagles jersey for Jalen Brunson.
Now, push-ups in the middle of the Madison Square Garden court after missing his 3 half-court attempts vs. Greg St. Jean and Marko Milic. pic.twitter.com/7z7BBC9Efw11:47 AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
In a recent conversation with Jason Kidd, Luka Doncic asked: “What can I do more?”
Kidd’s answer: “That’s a hard question to answer because he’s doing everything for us. I jokingly said, ‘I could play you 48 minutes,’ and he would be up for that. He wants to help this team win.” – 11:41 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd said Mavs miss Jalen Brunson off the court as much as on: “You can ask Josh and DP and Maxi, those guys in that locker room, when things weren’t going well, he was always someone that’s a calming voice to be positive and try to help you out of a slump.” – 11:26 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau found a new adjective to describe Luka Doncic: “He’s a hard guy to pick up a rhythm on. He’s herky-jerky. He’s clever with the ball.” – 11:16 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Luka Doncic and his Dallas Mavericks are currently out of the playoff zone, and they lost 6 of the last 8 games 🥶
BasketNews analyzes what’s not working for Jason Kidd’s team 👇
basketnews.com/news-181826-lu…11:10 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic was last off the Mavericks bus arriving at Madison Square Garden … wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey with “JB Son” on the back.
He requested no pics: “I hate this shit.”
😂😂😂 – 10:09 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Matineé hoops for the Mavs on Broadway as they meet up with Jalen Brunson and the Knicks, trying to snap their 6 game road losing streak, and trying to figure out how to not get killed on the boards, and make a FT or 2. @PeasRadio pre at 11, Tip w/Brad & me at 11:30 @971TheFreak8:47 AM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks Jalen Brunson staying focused – and quiet – entering first game against former team. newsday.com/sports/basketb…8:18 AM
Austin Burton @Amaar_206
NBA League Pass Game of the Day: Mavericks at Knicks
One notable reunion, as Jalen Brunson faces his old team in his new role as NY’s top playmaker. And possibly another reunion, if Dallas’ new addition Kemba Walker is healthy enough to play against his old squad at the Garden. pic.twitter.com/6EffRAvoTZ6:04 AM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Brunson staying focused entering first game against former team
After leaving the Mavericks to sign with the Knicks, Jalen Brunson will face Dallas for the first time on Saturday afternoon. newsday.com/sports/basketb…8:02 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jalen Brunson last 2 seasons:
16.3 PPG 21.3 PPG
4.8 APG 6.5 APG
0.8 SPG 1.1 SPG pic.twitter.com/L1pIqDaCf45:28 PM

More on this storyline

Tim Bontemps: Luka Doncic said he loves playing in day games. Why? “It’s 3pm” and the rest of his day is free. He said — twice — to make sure Adam Silver knows that he wants to play in as many day games as possible. -via Twitter @TimBontemps / December 3, 2022
Callie Caplan: After Mavs’ big win vs. Knicks, Luka Doncic took the game ball and presented it to rookie Jaden Hardy in the locker room to commemorate his first NBA points. Jason Kidd: “That was a really classy thing by Luka.” -via Twitter @CallieCaplan / December 3, 2022
But Jalen Brunson, probably the best player on the team this season, doesn’t believe disasters like Saturday’s 121-100 loss should fall on Tom Thibodeau. “Coach Thibs has done a great job,” Brunson said. “He’s been able to put us in positions where we need to succeed. I think he knows where to put those puzzle pieces. It’s just on us to actually execute and do things. So it’s just — I know he’s going to get a lot of the blame, guys are going to get some of the blame. It’s on us. We’re the players out there not battling. It’s his job to put us in positions which he’s done.” -via New York Daily News / December 3, 2022
Steve Popper: Jalen Brunson on the third quarter blowout: “got to give them credit. They just wanted it more. That’s just it. They just wanted it more.” -via Twitter @StevePopper / December 3, 2022

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