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One stat to look at tonight will be pts off turnovers. MIA is 29th in TOs at 17.3 pts. they allow 19.5 pts which is 28th. Mavs are last at forcing TOs at 12.6. But over last 6 while forcing just 11.6 have avg 19 pts. That's an incredible 1.64 pts.
Mavs offensive onslaught in this 11-2 run in last 13 games includes an absurd offensive rating of 121.1 pts/100 poss. For the season it's at 117.1. The NBA record was set last year by GS at 115.
Miami falls at home to Lakers, 113-110, one night before coming to Dallas to face the Mavs. Long flight, short turnaround.
Does Luka Doncic have one true comparison? Mavs star evokes NBA greats past and present while showing ‘he’s an original’ dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…
Mavs host Miami tomorrow, but go ahead and also ⭕️ the Feb. 28 rematch in Miami. Last season a couple thousand fans flew from Slovenia Miami to see Doncic vs. countryman Goran Dragic. This season? The game in Miami falls on @Luka Doncic’s 21st birthday.
“¡Viva México, güey!”
Luka won over the Mexican crowd last night, put on a show with a 41-point triple-double, and helped show how the country's love for basketball can keep growing. theathletic.com/1453265/2019/1…
Long bus ride to airport pic.twitter.com/LPjhpsjd83
“Crazy For Luka” pic.twitter.com/rCJn5hNcpn
Luka-mania was on full display in Mexico City. pic.twitter.com/4iTUD1Ud2e
they did the lebron/wade pic.twitter.com/N8JksXXoeV
Luka and Curry Lead Mavs Past Pistons in Mexico City 122-111 si.com/nba/mavericks/…
Stunned to hear the news of David Stern. A true sports giant
That 2nd half was the best Porzingis has played in a while. Super aggresive on offense. His rim protection continues to be stellar. Drummond was shut down in 2nd half. It was his 1st 20+ game since HOU on 11/24
Before Mavs left Dallas, I reminded Michael Finley of his 35-point, 7-rebound, 6-assist performance in Mexico City in 1997, the first regular season NBA game played here.
“Tell Luka to match that!” Finley said.
Finley text just now: “I guess Luka shut me up real quick. Lol.”
This was Curry's second highest scoring game ever. His 30 exceeded only by 31 at MIN in 16-17 season
Mark Cuban on David Stern’s sudden medical problem: “It’s heartbreaking. He’s incredible. There aren’t enough superlatives. He was incredible to me, even when he was yelling at me.” More to come on Mavs.com
2nd highest scoring game of Seth Curry's career tonight with 30, including a sizzling 2Q of 18. Career best is 31 vs Minnesota in Feb 2017
After winning 9 road games in each of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, the Mavs are 9-2 on the road in 2019-20 after tonight's win vs Detroit in Mexico City. (They were designated the road team tonight)
Guess who I saw after the game? Jorge Campos! A photo with Memo Ochoa and Campos in the same night. Both were extremely accommodating! 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/M89i4dfCWe
Mavs get their 9th road win matching their total from each of last two years. They've now won five straight on the road, their longest since a 6 game streak in April 2014
He hadn't had a triple double in 9 games. He hadn't had a 30 point game in 4. You know on an Intl stage that @Luka Doncic would go OFF and he did 42-11-12 as Mavs knock off DET. He does have a way about him
Luka had the most points in an NBA game in Mexico City and the first triple-double. 41 pts, 12 rebs & 11 assts in a 122-111 win for the Mavs vs Detroit
And the Boban chants have begun with Mavericks up 16 and 1:38 to go.
Things get a little heated between Luka Doncic and Detroit's Bruce Brown after Brown committed a foul. Calmer heads prevailed, but Doncic was not pleased. Mavericks, by the way, have been up by double figures throughout most of the second half, 111-95 at the moment with 4:20 left
Crowd announced at 20,064. It's the NBA's fourth straight sellout in Mexico City.
Detroit scores 11 consecutive points to end the third quarter and actually makes a game of it. Mavericks' advantage, once 24, is down to 95-85 going into the fourth quarter.
Detroit has closed the gap to 95-85. Guess Doncic will be coming back, after all.
Meanwhile, enough of the silly Blake Griffin to Dallas trade speculation. Griffin is 3-of-14 and has 8 points. The guy who currently plays power forward for Dallas, Kristaps Porzingis, has 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. They both make $27M.
That was a 30-footer Doncic just missed. He's feeling it. Or maybe he figures he's not going to play in the fourth quarter, so he's getting all his fun in now. He just exited the game. Not for good, hopefully.
Thought Luka was going to keep walking there, which would have carried him right into my laptop. Then you guys might have been deprived of my tweets and award-winning game story.
Mavs have blown it open, to say the least: 82-66. Porzingis has 8 of his 12 points in this quarter.
Doncic has 28 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists. And poor Seth Curry hasn't even had a chance to add to his 23 first-half points.
I don't believe Brown will be attacking the rim against Porzingis again tonight. Or maybe ever again.
Guess who I saw at halftime. Memo Ochoa! Wow! 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/2ldeFtCPGS
Statement from NBA: “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family.”
Wild 1st half in Mexico. You might expect Doncic to go for 23. Seth Curry, not necessarily. Curry's 8th career game of 23 points (All of them coming with Mavs). 14-0 run to end the 1st half after Pistons had 14-0 run of their own. 2nd half on the way @1033fmESPN