New York Knicks
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The end of the game was very close: New York took a 101-92 lead within two minutes of the end but between Tim Hardaway Jr. (five goals) and Doncic (four goals) Dallas managed to get back to being a possession away and Taj Gibson missed two free throws. The Mavs had the chance to tie in Doncic's hands the scoreboard, but with more than 18 seconds on the shot clock the Slovenian decided to launch a triple from the middle of the court . He failed, and a free kick from Julius Randle confirmed the 106-102 from New York.
Dallas record dropped to 5-3 , equal to that of most Western Conference teams, while New York is now 2-7 and it is still last in the Eastern Conference but it is no longer the worst NBA franchise: New Orleans is 1-7.
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Both teams will be measured next Thursday , this time at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Luka, increasingly dominant
He lacked company, so the defeat, in addition to a bad decision at the end of the game, but Luka Doncic's game against the Knicks was a wonderful show . The Slovenian dominated in attack, with 38 points (new personal best brand), and 10 assists . Also captured 14 rebounds . The former Real Madrid threw 13-26 on the field, with 3-11 in triples.
Tune in here to watch them go to work: https://t.co/fXynrDXXNs pic.twitter.com/BGdQCyUMiT
– Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 9, 2019
It's not like nobody pulled the car next to Luka since Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points (11-22 of court) and took nine rebounds, but inefficient (5-15 field) Tim Hardaway Jr. however he converted 15 points, with five in the final minute, but the rest was very poor. Among the other eight Dallas players they scored just 22 points , with 8-27 in pitches.
With the game he signed, Luka is the first player to achieve more than a triple-double with 30 points in the same season before his 21st birthday. The other game was also coincidentally a defeat: 31 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds against Los Angeles Lakers.
With 38p / 14r / 10a against New York, Luka Doncic is the first player with multiple 30-point triple-doubles in a season before turning 21 years-old. #MFFL
📊 https://t.co/otTZXWg9PA pic.twitter.com/RXn7DxLqm4
– StatMuse (@statmuse) November 9, 2019
Marcus Morris and his first big night as Knick
Marcus Morris I had everything arranged to go from Boston Celtics to San Antonio Spurs , but at the last moment an offer of New York Knicks More tempting from the economic and headed towards the lights of the big city, not respecting the agreed word, something rare in the NBA. In this win against Dallas finally "Mook" proved arguments for the 15 million dollars that NYK pays him this season: 29 points and 9 rebounds for former Celtics , fundamental in the third quarter with three triples (He finished the game with 4-8 from the perimeter).
Rookie RJ Barrett had a very weak night , with 3 points in 35 minutes and 1-9 in pitches, but another young Knicks did a good job: it was the French Frank Ntilikina , with 14 points (4-5 in triples), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks , taking advantage of the opportunity to be the starting base in the absence of Dennis Smith Jr. Y Elfrid Payton .
– NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 9, 2019
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