Live stream: Mavericks 110, Clippers 104

Live stream: Mavericks 110, Clippers 104


Live stream: Mavericks 110, Clippers 104

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The Dallas Mavericks (30-26) play against the Los Angeles Clippers (31-27) at Arena

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Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Wednesday February 8, 2023

Dallas Mavericks 110, Los Angeles Clippers 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Steph, Klay, KD, CP3, Booker, Kawhi, PG, LeBron, AD are now all in the same division… AND who is on top? De’Aaron Fox and the Kings 👀 Only a few games ahead, but still, that’s crazy… AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kyrie Irving reacts to Kevin Durant trade to Suns: ‘I’m just glad he got out of there’…2:56 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
We shall see what happens tomorrow.
Suns get Durant
Dallas gets Kyrie
Lakers get Russell, Vanderbilt, Rui and Beasley.
Blazers get Cam Reddish.
Sounds about right. – 2:54 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Can’t wait for the three team trade this summer that sends CP3 elsewhere, rotation players to Dallas and Kyrie Irving to Phoenix. – 2:54 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
If Brooklyn was gonna trade KD, why did they take back a win now package from Dallas? – 2:50 AM
Kyrie Irving on Kevin Durant being traded from Nets to Suns: ‘I’m just glad that he got out of there’…2:48 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kyrie Irving reacts to Kevin Durant trade to Phoenix: ‘I’m just glad he got out of there’…2:46 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Nets really traded Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving for Cam Thomas and Victor Wembanyama. – 2:46 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
The Mavericks were led by Kyrie Irving, but occasionally, they led him. And the debut of the new star in Dallas was a rousing success. Here’s what they all had to say about it:…2:35 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Kyrie Irving found out about Kevin Durant being traded when he was in the post-game press conference.
Kyrie reacted to the trade, providing a lengthy and honest answer about what really happened in Brooklyn 👇…2:35 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kyrie Irving, who didn’t get to talk with Luka Doncic until at arena right before game: “No pressure for us to sit down and chop it up all the time…When I see somebody that has that special talent, you just got to get to know them first. I don’t want to force anything on him.” – 2:32 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Suns are at the Mavericks on Sunday March 5 which will be Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s first game against each other since leaving the Nets. – 2:24 AM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
KD and Kyrie left behind 7 total playoff wins, two first round sweeps, a broken Ben Simmons and 15 3 + D wings. Thanks for everything Brooklyn! – 2:23 AM
Kyrie Irving @KyrieIrving
🤞🏾♾❤️ – 2:23 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Friday night gonna be a nasty NBA game lol
Bucks on second night of back-to-back.
Clippers bringing who knows to the gym.
Afterwards, Clippers will have three days off — their first consecutive days off since January 11-12. – 2:20 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kyrie Irving after his victorious Mavs debut: “The coaching staff wanted to make sure that we didn’t feel any pressure and I think the most important thing that we stressed as a team was just don’t force the ball to me.” – 2:17 AM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
If Nets-Suns Kevin Durant trade hadn’t been finalized tonight, teams expected to pick it up early Thursday AM & get to finish line. For Nets, finalizing it early Thurs gives them opportunity to do more before 3p deadline. BKN spoke w/a few teams about Ben Simmons post-Kyrie trade – 2:14 AM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
I was in New York when Kyrie Irving got traded Sunday and now in Phoenix as Kevin Durant gets traded AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
All the pressure is on teams like Denver, Memphis and the Clippers to respond. Kings are ahead of schedule and good enough to secure a top-6 playoff spot as is.
Monte McNair can be patient or go for it if the move makes sense. It’s really a great spot to be. – 2:10 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
This postseason might feature…
Kevin Durant vs. Kyrie Irving
Kevin Durant vs. the Warriors
LeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving
LeBron James vs. the Warriors
And that’s just the old dudes! The young teams are pretty damn good themselves. – 2:07 AM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
In 4 days…
Kyrie was traded to DAL…
LeBron set the all-time scoring record…
Durant was traded to PHX…
Westbrook was dealt from LAL…
Multiple other deals went down…
Mannnn, the NBA is wild. – 2:04 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Mitchell, Kyrie, Russell (to lesser extent) and Durant heading elsewhere uis tough stretch for franchise that brought us Zo, Shaq, Hardaway, LeBron, Bosh through trades or FA. Such is life. – 1:59 AM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
Big loser in the Durant trade: Kyrie. Any question of whether or not he’ll work in Dallas is a moot point now. – 1:56 AM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The documentary that gets made about the Kevin Durant/Kyrie Irving era Nets is really gonna be something. Jacque Vaughn had more coaching stints than the team had playoff series wins – 1:55 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie on KD getting traded to the Suns: “I’m glad he got out of there (Brooklyn).” – 1:55 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
There’s a chance that the Brooklyn Nets are responsible for both Conference Finals
Suns (Kevin Durant) vs Mavericks (Kyrie Irving)
76ers (James Harden) vs Celtics (Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum) – 1:49 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Apologies, shot several Irving videos, THIS is his reaction to the Durant trade. AM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Winning culture.
@tpinsonn // #MFFL AM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
KD will be able to say he played with Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Chris Paul.
Four of the greatest point guards to ever do it. That’s wild. – 1:48 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
So Kings return to Sacramento to host Kyrie Irving and his new Dallas Mavericks on Friday and Saturday, then head to Phoenix to spend Valentine’s Day on Tuesday with Kevin Durant and his new Phoenix Suns team. – 1:47 AM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Might be an all-nighter 😂.
Durant is joining #Suns.
1. What’re the #Nets doing?
2. #Suns new west…and TITLE favorite? Imagine a series vs. #Mavericks?
3. #Rockets quietly doing back flips.
4. And of course, did #Celtics miss out?
We’re live soon:…1:43 AM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs vs Suns…Kyrie and KD…March 5th in Dallas 👀🏀 – 1:43 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Total points scored by 2019 NBA free agents who signed in New York:
Julius Randle: 4,540
Kevin Durant: 3,744
Kyrie Irving: 3,331 – 1:38 AM
Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
Love KD, but he forced the Nets to trade for Harden, who’s a loser, and never said a word while Kyrie, another loser, quit on the team over and over again for three years straight. – 1:38 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have the best scoring averages in Nets history.
Brooklyn legends for life. – 1:38 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Irving reacts to Durant trade: “I’m just glad he got out of there.” AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kyrie Irving on Kevin Durant getting traded to the Suns AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kyrie Irving reacts to the Kevin Durant trade news: “I’m praying for his happiness.”
He’s looking forward to seeing KD more often now that they’re back in the same conference.
Mavs play the Suns in Dallas on March 5. AM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
This was always the logical endpoint after Kyrie put in his trade request. Brooklyn wasn’t getting out of the East with KD and role players. Selling high now was the smart move – 1:28 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
In less than one year the Nets traded Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. All three players wanted out. That’s a wrap for the Nets. – 1:28 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
KD trade sent shockwaves throughout tNBA and certainly here in the hallway at Crypto where Kawhi and PG both learned of the deal as PG was finishing his press conference and Leonard was on his way to talk. Clippers certainly have to be feeling pressure now in West arms race. – 1:25 AM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks currently four in the loss column back of the fifth-place Nets. That’s not nothing, but if Brooklyn falls off without Durant and Irving, it could give the Knicks, who are currently in seventh place, a better chance of climbing above the Play-In Tournament. – 1:24 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kyrie Irving on LeBron James being the all-time leading scorer AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kyrie Irving on his debut with the Mavericks AM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
First question to Kyrie Irving was whether he saw news of the Kevin Durant trade.
“I’m happy we got the win tonight,” Irving said with a smile. “Can we start with our team please?” – 1:19 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The KD-Kyrie Nets era has ended. AK AM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
this KD trade reminds me of the Kawhi/PG deals to the Clippers back in like 2019. middle of the night chaos is the best lol – 1:14 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers will see Phoenix in the last game before the All-Star break, one week from Thursday. – 1:10 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Kai showed out in his Mavs debut 🪣

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in his Dallas debut and the Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 110-104 on Wednesday night:…12:37 AM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jason Kidd: “The beauty of Kai is he’s all about winning. We’re very lucky to have him.” – 12:33 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks take down Clippers as Kyrie Irving’s debut is a rousing success. Here’s the quick recap.…12:25 AM
Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
Costly loss by Clippers v Dallas tonight. Mavs win even with Doncic out. Kyrie Irving debuted and impressed. Dallas will be a force the rest of the way. – 12:24 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers are challenging Terance Mann foul drawn by Kyrie Irving.
While they look at that… LA has missed 6 of 7 3s in this 4th quarter. – 12:13 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
A little nugget from Luka Garza on who had a message for the team before tonight’s game:
“I think Jordan McLaughlin said it really well before the game started, ‘Just don’t let them play harder than us.’ Just focus on that.” – 12:10 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
PG is back in… for Zu.
Clippers going extremely small with Powell in game with starters. – 12:10 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kawhi back to himself after a “feel out game” in the first half. 9 points, 4/4 FGs, including a very deliberate stepback 3.
Mavericks lead down to 75-72 with LA playing like a serious team again. 4:32 left in 3rd quarter. – 11:36 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Kawhi Leonard starting to heat up and Clippers have crept within 75-72 with 4:32 left in the third. Kyrie with 16 points, four assists, three rebounds so far. – 11:35 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
After scoring two points before halftime, Kawhi Leonard has scored nine in less than 8 minutes of the third quarter. – 11:35 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Hardaway left Powell on an island 15 feet from the basket and the shot clock running down. Not good. – 11:34 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Oh, we’re getting “Zu” chants now. He slid over for a block on Josh Green, then was fouled on the other end. Clippers are within four points midway through the third. – 11:33 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
A Zu chant erupts after he obliterated Josh Green’s roll attempt – 11:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Marcus Morris Sr. gets on board for first time with 8:25 left in 3rd quarter – 11:29 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets‘ Cam Thomas seizing moment with Kyrie Irving gone #nba… via @nypostsports – 11:28 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers only have 8 turnovers.
But Paul George has half of them. The latest led to another fast break bucket for Mavericks.
It’s now a 69-58 Mavericks lead. They’re outscoring Clippers 20-5 on the fast break.
Biggest difference between Kyrie and Luka is pace. Different team – 11:27 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
20 fast-break points for Dallas, which just got out and ran after the 8th Clippers turnover. PG is responsible for four turnovers. – 11:26 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
5 1st qtr 3s for Reggie Bullock.
8 2nd qtr turnovers for the Mavs.
Kyrie Irving with 13 pts so far in his Mavs debut.
3rd qtr now on BSSW – Dallas leads the Clippers 60-52. – 11:18 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic talks Mavericks’ Kyrie Irving trade for first time: ‘Should be really fun’…11:17 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mavericks outscored LA 15-2 on fast break points in 1st half. So that’s one area of focus for Clippers.
The other?
LA missed 10 of 18 shots in paint. Bad efficiency, but not nearly enough attempts in first place. LA not shooting poorly from outside, but #GetToThePaintOrDieTryin11:13 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
A 41 pt 1st qtr explosion (inc a career hi tying 15 pt qtr from Bullock) helps the Mavs to a 60-52 lead at half. Kyrie w/13 in his Mavs debut, and the defense keeping Kawhi in check with just 2 pts (1-4 FG). Their pace & effort carrying over from Mon 2nd half soon @971TheFreak11:13 PM
Kyrie’s Dallas debut is off on the right start 💥 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Don’t really see a Clippers comeback being completed tonight, but T Lue took extreme approach to keeping minutes down after team flew back from NYC yesterday.
Mann leads Clippers with 18 minutes. Rest of starters have 15 each. Powell only reserve with double-digit minutes (11). – 11:09 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mavericks lead LA 60-52 at halftime. Clippers finished last 3:47 on 8-0 run.
If anyone learned anything from Grammy trip, it’s that no lead is safe in a Clippers game. Some knew this before the trip, but the trip was extreme towards that theorem.
Bullock, Mann have 15 each. – 11:07 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Misread the stats counter:
Kawhi ***: 2p (1-4) – 11:06 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
A 13-2 Clippers run to close the half showed signs of life to cut what was a 19-point Dallas lead to 60-52.
Mann: 15p (6-8 FGs)
Powell: 12p (4-8)
PG: 10p (4-10)
Kawhi: 0p (0-5) – 11:06 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Hardaway has cooled to 3-of-11. – 11:02 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Luka Garza having his way out there. 23 pts on 9-12. – 11:01 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kawhi Leonard has scored first points with 3:16 left in first half – 10:59 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Mavs look like a team energized by a big trade even without Luka Doncic. – 10:59 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka nears return. Here’s how he could mesh with Kyrie Irving.…10:57 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Paul George 3 cuts Mavericks lead to 58-42 with 3:46 left in first half.
Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Morris Sr. are scoreless on 8 shots. Easily the strangest game of the season so far. – 10:57 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
JG is WORKIN’ 💪 – 10:56 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
I know the Clippers like the versatility of playing big, but they still need a point guard. That Conley trade definitely took an option off the board – 10:54 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Josh Green is playing faster than 2x podcast speed – 10:54 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers in bonus last 5:02 – 10:54 PM
John Henson @Johnhenson31
Oh nooooo they doubling Kyrie .. can’t do that when Lukas back 🥲 – 10:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Robert Covington is in foul trouble – 10:51 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kyrie drills a 29-foot 3 to push Mavs’ lead to 51-35 with 6:55 left. Ty Lue calls timeout. Kawhi and PG are a combined 1-for-6. Terance Mann and Norm Powell are keeping the Clippers in striking distance with 12 points each. – 10:49 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
That Irving 3 officially listed as 29 feet, but it looked longer. – 10:49 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Dallas has shot 56% (9-16) inside the arc and 66% (10-15) beyond it. That includes a 13-2 edge in fastbreak points. – 10:48 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mavericks in bonus last 7:01.
Mavericks up 51-35 with 6:55 left in first half.
I’m seeing lineups that we haven’t seen all year. Unforgettable trade deadline game already – 10:47 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd said the Mavericks will limit Irving to 34-to-36 minutes. He’s played 9 so far, so basically a quarter of the way into his allotment. – 10:40 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Ty Lue has always said one of the toughest games for a team is when they return home after a long road trip. Returning from a six-game swing, Clippers have trailed Dallas by as much as 19 in this first half. – 10:39 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
The Timberwolves lead this one by (checks notes) 29 entering the fourth quarter. Remember that game after the deadline against the Clippers in 2020? This is like that, only on the road. – 10:39 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Robert Covington in for Diabaté makes 11 players in first 13 minutes of game for Clippers. – 10:39 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
41 points = highest scoring first quarter of the season.
We like that number 😏 – 10:38 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
41 first-quarter points by Dallas eclipses the previous season best of 40 against New Orleans — six days ago. – 10:38 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mavericks lead LA 41-25 through one quarter of play.
Clippers not exactly running guys into ground in this game. Paul George in foul trouble, Kawhi Leonard out early anyway, all-bench lineup. Reggie Bullock’s 5 3s combined with 8 Mavs assists w/o turnover are the story so far. – 10:37 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Mavs scored 41 points in the 1st quarter with Kyrie.
Their highest scoring 1st quarter this season. PM

Janis Carr @janiscarr
Clippers trail the Mavs, 41-25. Mann leads the scoring with 12. Kawhi and PG are nowhere to be found. – 10:36 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
End of the first: Mavericks (sans Luka) 41, Clippers 25
Kyrie: 8 points (3-6 FG), Reggie Bullock 15 points
Terance Mann has 12, but the rest of the team has shot 4-15. Already 4 turnovers for LAC. They’ve been much better at limiting TOs as of late. – 10:36 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks do everything right in the first quarter, owning a 41-23 lead as Reggie Bullock threw in five three-pointers and Kyrie Irving had eight points. – 10:35 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Reggie Bullock in the first quarter:
15 PTS
5-6 3P
The second 15-point quarter of his career. PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Moses Brown is inactive – 10:32 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic on ESPN between quarters on the Kyrie Irving trade: “I just saw him today because before I was in Dallas, but it’s great. You can se how good he is, so I think this should be really fun for us.” – 10:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Rare all bench for T Lue: Jackson/Powell/Kennard/Batum/Diabaté – 10:32 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
John Wall’s tenure with the Clippers is nearing an end, league sources say.
Sources say the Clippers are still trying to trade Wall before Thursday’s 3 PM ET trade buzzer but are expected to buy out the former All-Star if no deal develops.
More to come: marcstein.substack.com10:31 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Man, Kyrie has looked like Kyrie. Risk worth taking IMO. – 10:29 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Apparently the Mavericks are going to finish 27-0 and score 150 points per game in the process. Oh, and Doncic will join in at some point. – 10:28 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mavericks even hotter than the Nets Monday night.
Reggie Bullock (5 3s) hotter than Cam Thomas.
Mavericks up 36-21 with 2:14 left in opening quarter. The margin is literally Bullock going NITRO. – 10:28 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Well, no one accused this version of the Mavericks as being light on offense. They’ve made 9 of their first 12 three-pointers, leading by as many as 15 against the Clippers. – 10:27 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
JaVale McGee is set to check in as the Mavericks’ first sub tonight — before Christian Wood. – 10:24 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Kyrie with his first bucket ✅ PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
THE BULL IS 🔒🔒🔒 – 10:24 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Reggie Bullock has transformed into Reggie Miller: 15 points in eight minutes on 5-of-5 3-point shooting.
Dallas 31, Clippers 15. – 10:24 PM
Tim Cato @tim_cato
kyrie irving learning that this is reggie bullock’s team – 10:24 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Yowzer. Eight points in a 1:08 span Irving, followed by a near miss that would have brought another oooh from the crowd. – 10:22 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Kyrie looks like Cam Thomas out there. – 10:21 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Knocking ’em down from beyond the arc 🎯 PM

Michael Dugat @mdug
As I tried to make clear even in my frustration, I expect Kyrie to be very good. His talent was never in question. It’s (waves at everything else) – 10:19 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
The star of Kyrie Irving’s first 2:50 as a Maverick is . . . Reggie Bullock with 9 points. Of course it helps immensely that Irving’s presence made Bullock’s open looks a little more open. – 10:17 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
First offensive possession of the Irving era. Of course the bigger deal will be when Irving and Doncic start together for the first time. PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Reggie Bullock 3s vs Clippers this season!
November DAL win: 4/8
January LAC wins: 2/10
Clippers are getting outscored 9-8 by Reggie Bullock 3s, 14-8 overall.
Nets hit 8 of first 9 3s Monday night, and Mavs have hit 4 of first 5 3s tonight. – 10:15 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
R3️⃣GGI3️⃣ – 10:14 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Torrid start for Reggie Bullock from three-point land (3-of-3) and the Mavericks go up 14-8 less than three minutes in. Kyrie Irving has missed his first two shots, but the Mavericks appear to be in a great rhythm already. – 10:14 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Reggie Bullock has nine points and the Clippers have eight. – 10:14 PM
Janis Carr @janiscarr
Lots of noise in Crypto when Kyrie Irving got the ball. – 10:12 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kyrie got a loud reaction when he first touched the ball tonight. That’s how I’m going to describe that sound lol – 10:12 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Loud boos for Kyrie Irving on his first touch with the Mavs here at Crypto. – 10:11 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
A crescendo of noise inside Crypto Arena when Kyrie Irving touched the ball on Dallas’ first possession. – 10:11 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kyrie Irving’s introduction in the starting lineup PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Knicks have extra first-round picks from the Mavericks, Pistons and Wizards coming in future years.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of those, “Most/Least Favorable” situations. Or could just be flipping one direct to Portland. – 10:06 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Kyrie Irving ready for his Dallas Mavericks debut vs. LA Clippers PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kyrie Irving takes the court PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
More Kidd: “Being able to have those two on the floor and having Luka go the whole (1st) quarter and Ky coming out early and then Ky running the second group. We’re going to have to talk to Luka, maybe getting him out early and flipping it and letting Ky go.” All on the table. – 9:52 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Kidd to keep Kyrie around 34-36 minutes and it’s good to get a game in before Luka is back. Also said different rotations, lineups are coming: “It’s a dress rehearsal. Our record will be what it is. Hopefully it’ll be a high enough seed that we’re not in a play-in game.” – 9:50 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Green, Bullock, Powell, Hardaway, Irving
LAC starters: Leonard, Morris, Zubac, George, Mann
9:10 tip @971TheFreak9:45 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Asked Jason Kidd about Christian Wood, who returned to play Monday night after thumb injury.
Kidd: “When you have Luka and Kai in front of you, he’s going to benefit because of the one on one. Or, no one around and he’ll have wide open shots.”
That would require Wood staying.✍🏾 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kawhi Leonard
Marcus Morris Sr.
Ivica Zubac
Paul George
Terance Mann
Josh Green
Reggie Bullock
Dwight Powell
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Kyrie Irving – 9:39 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Starters for the Mavs tonight: Kyrie, THJ, Green, Bullock and Powell. Kyrie Irving’s debut for the Mavs in Los Angeles vs the Clippers is just a few minutes away on BSSW. Tipoff at 9:10 CST – 9:37 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers starters:
Terance Mann
Paul George
Kawhi Leonard
Marcus Morris Sr.
Ivica Zubac
Josh Green
Reggie Bullock
Dwight Powell
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Kyrie Irving – 9:36 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight ⬇️
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic (heel injury) hopes to return and debut with Kyrie Irving this weekend…9:35 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
The latest tonight from @HeavyOnSports:
–Lakers and Minnesota were looking to move on from Westbrook and D’Angelo.
–Can Miami find a new home for Lowry?
–Clippers looking to shed.
–Nets want to keep KD on board, stuck w/Ben.
–Hornets hurtin’. PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mavericks will start Kyrie Irving, Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Green, Reggie Bullock, Dwight Powell tonight at LA
LA Clippers starting Terance Mann, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr., Ivica Zubac. – 9:33 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Markieff Morris had lots of family in Brooklyn last weekend ahead of the Nets’ game Monday against the Clippers and twin brother Marcus.
His inclusion in the Kyrie trade obviously thwarted that.
Only right that his first Mavs game gives them a make-up reunion tonight. PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Jason Kidd gives us a Luka health update: “I can update you that he’s been doing some work and treatment back in Dallas. Everything’s going well. He’s been on the court. We’ll see if we can get him some work tomorrow night and then talk about if he can go Friday or Saturday.” – 9:04 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Spotted Luka Doncic in the pregame locker room…
How you been this last week?
“Good! Good!”
Excited about the trade?
*leaves open part of the locker room before I can corner him into any more small talk* 😂 – 8:57 PM
Janis Carr @janiscarr
Norman Powell said he wants to participate in the 3-point shooting contest at the All-Star game. Waiting details.
“If it doesn’t happen, I’ll be on vacation.” – 8:55 PM
Mark Kreidler @MarkKreidler
Hilarious when the Jazz buy out Westbrook and the Clippers immediately sign him. L.A. may not be done with Russ yet. – 8:48 PM
Kyle Ratke @Kyle_Ratke
My guess on what’s next based on my #feels: Wolves get Bones for cheap, trade Nowell to a team like the Clippers? and if they trade Naz I swear to goodness I’m gonna be sad. – 8:44 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Jason Kidd says the historical backcourt pairing he sees that this Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving pairing might be comparable to is LeBron James and Kyrie. – 8:42 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
The possible pieces in a SnT of Kyrie to LA this summer did at least get more interesting – 8:41 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd on Mavs’ plan for Kyrie Irving tonight vs. Clippers: “We’re going to try and not play him 40 minutes.”
A joke!
Said the 34-36 min range for Kyrie is the target, and will look for him to be vocal in leadership on offense, asking questions on defense. – 8:40 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The Clippers seem very determined to get another point guard. I’m just not sure which point guard. – 8:39 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Actually, I’m into this if it results in both Russ and Wall on the Clippers. – 8:39 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd says Doncic has rejoined the Mavs in LA. He has done some court work back in Dallas. Will do some work tomorrow evening in Sacramento and then see whether he can play against the Kings Friday and/or Saturday. – 8:36 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic has been working on court in Dallas this week while getting treatment. He’s with team in LA now. “We’ll see if he can play Friday or Saturday,” Jason Kidd said. – 8:35 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Dallas coach Jason Kidd says holding Kyrie to 34-36 minutes tonight is something the Mavericks will try to do. – 8:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Mavs coach Jason Kidd said Luka Doncic has had treatment and some on-court work. Kidd optimistic Luka will return sometime this weekend. Kidd will try to keep Kyrie Irving around 34-36 minutes tonight vs Clippers. – 8:35 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Source tells @TheAthletic that NBA guard Russell Westbrook would have interest in LA Clippers if he secures buyout after pending trade. – 8:35 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
if the clippers sign russell westbrook and then win a title the lakers have to take down one of their banners – 8:32 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Should Russell Westbrook secure a buyout from the Utah Jazz after the three-team trade is complete, the Los Angeles Clippers are said to have interest in the star guard, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport. – 8:30 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Ahhh yes, to keep cap room for Kyrie. Yep. Perfect plan. – 8:30 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Kawhi Leonard getting ready to face Kyrie Irving and the Mavericks. #Clippers #Mavericks PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
I’d imagine the Westbrook buyout could have an impact on Miami’s ability to trade Lowry. Teams that could be interested, like the Clippers, have leverage in negotiations. “Well, if you don’t give us Lowry for what we want, we’ll just sign Russ.” – 8:20 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers assistant Brian Shaw will address reporters pregame because Ty Lue isn’t feeling well. Lue is at the arena, however. – 8:18 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
2️⃣ & 1️⃣3️⃣

Brad Townsend @townbrad
There’s even a buzz on the Mavs sideline, people watching Irving warm up. I asked a Mavs assist what the feeling is the organization. “Exciting,” he said. “There’s very few players who can do what he does.” PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Looks like Kyrie Irving is in assistant Jared Dudley’s coaching “pod,” how Jason Kidd delegates individual player work among his staff.
Warming up at the same time as old Nets teammate Theo Pinson, the same pregame slot Spencer Dinwiddie used to occupy. PM

Michael Dugat @mdug
Mavs are gonna create a bunch of space to try to get LeBron to come with Kyrie, then wonder why Luka wants out when they sign in LA.
Personally, find that far more likely than LeBron coming to Dallas. – 8:01 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
New Maverick Kyrie Irving goes through his pregame shooting routine. PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Pregame routine is a science for NBA players, especially the elite ones like Nowitzki and Doncic and Curry and presumably Irving. He was telling Jared Dudley that there are certain movements he does “to see where my body is at.” PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Kyrie Irving met with the Dallas media yesterday.
@TheFrankIsola & @Scalabrine reenact how the meetings between Kyrie and the Nets front office went down 🤣🤣 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Buckle in. The Irving Era figures to be many things. Boring isn’t one of them. Intriguing and exhilarating for sure. PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
The $1.8M salary of Tyrell Terry has been removed from the Dallas Mavericks team salary, league sources tell ESPN.
Dallas applied for a career ending injury exclusion for Terry and were approved by the NBA.
The Mavericks projected tax bill decreases from $60.4M to $53.7M. – 7:13 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Dallas made the first big splash of the offseason when they acquired Kyrie, but the jury is still out on whether or not his pairing with Luka will work out.
High-risk, high-reward, all-in approach.
More for @boardroom…7:00 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Talking LeBron James becoming all-time scoring leader, Kyrie Irving’s debut with Mavs tonight vs Clippers & more on @NBATV. Tune in at 4:10 pm PT! – 6:51 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Talking Kyrie Irving’s debut with Mavs tonight vs Clippers & more on @NBATV. Tune in at 4 pm PT – 6:47 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Load Mismanagement w/@jphanned is LIVE @Underdog__NBA
– 9-game slate
– Kyrie’s Mavericks Honeymoon
– Trade Deadline predictions
– Big names questionable for Celtics/Sixers
– Breaking lineup news across league
NBA’s Closing Bell, now through tipoff!
📺 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
🖐️ things to know about tonight’s matchup with the Mavs!
#GetItLocked | @betwayusa6:27 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Dallas won’t have Luka tonight. But on Monday the Clippers acknowledged that his combo w/ Kyrie makes the West tougher:
“They got to figure it out, of course, how to play and everything, but if they do, they got two hell of a players,” Ivica Zubac said.…6:23 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Not etched in stone by any means, but here are the Mavericks probable starters as of Wednesday afternoon. PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Clippers coach Tyronn Lue has joined Miami’s Erik Spoelstra and Gonzaga’s Mark Few as assistants to Golden State’s Steve Kerr on Kerr’s USAB staff, @usabasketball says.
Lue replaces Phoenix’s Monty Williams, who withdrew due to family commitments.
More: marcstein.substack.com6:05 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Markieff Morris: What it’s like to play with Kyrie Irving and why he, too wanted a trade…6:04 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Congratulations, Coach!
Tyronn Lue has been named an assistant on the #USABMNT coaching staff for 2023-24 🇺🇸 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Who’s ready for some hoops? ⬇️
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRAMoment PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Is LeBron James the GOAT? + Reactions to Kyrie Irving Traded to Dallas | Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast Powered by @HelloFresh…5:00 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
The whole Q&A with Markieff Morris answering questions from several of us there after shootaround is here…4:35 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
After our first impression with Markieff Morris, I think it’s possible that Mavs fans might in time become OK with his twin brother Marcus. Possibly. Maybe.
Markieff Morris: What it’s like to play with Kyrie Irving and why he, too wanted a trade…4:26 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Spoke with the awesome ⁦@carolynmanno⁩ yesterday on all things Kyrie Irving and what’s ahead for Dallas and the Nets PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
D’Angelo Russell is an expiring contract, so the Lakers could be opening up cap space for Kyrie this summer.
Or they could bring D’Lo back because they retain his bird rights. – 4:03 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The ideal Russell Westbrook buyout destination would have…
– Great shooting to maximize his drives.
– A coach with the cache to get him to buy into a smaller role (10-15 mins).
– Deep defensive roster since he doesn’t really guard anyone.
To me, that sounds like the Clippers. – 4:02 PM

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