When the top players compete, it is always a memorable matchup. Similarly, as the Dallas Mavericks take on the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic also square off. While Luka did take some time off because of injuries, he has picked up from where he left off. As for Durant, he is one of the top candidates to win the MVP award at this stage. While the two went to war, they had a collision that sent both the stars to the floor.
The Nets are the best team in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-7. However, they recently had a seven game win streak broken by the Chicago Bulls who look to climb their way on top of the ladder. Hence, this game against the Mavericks is crucial for the Nets to solidify their place at the top. However, the Mavericks led by Luka seem to be in complete control of the game.
Nov 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) pumps his fist during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
During a possession, Luka was called for a foul as he and Kevin Durant both took a hard fall.
Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic fall in hard collision
While trying to get back in the game in the second quarter, KD brought the ball up. Luka took the challenge of taking on the ‘Easy Money Sniper’ as the two stars came face to face. However, it was not a long battle as KD ran right into Luka and both fell down. The referee called a blocking foul on Luka, which had the Slovenian in shock.
Both Luka and KD the faces of the league. Hence, their battle is always one worth watching. This time around. It seems Luka is winning the battle as he is leading the Mavericks to a win over the no.1 seed Brooklyn Nets. He, along with Porzingis, have put the Mavs on their back while KD and Harden are trying to get the Nets back in the game.
Durant is having a rare night of poor shooting. He has added just 13 points while shooting 33% from the floor. Harden closes in on his triple double and he has accumulated 17 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge is proving valuable once again with 15 points on 58% shooting. However, this hasn’t been enough to go through Dallas as Luka and co hold a 11 point lead going into the fourth.
Luka is leading the scorers with 22 points while adding 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis has his double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Off the bench, Hardaway Jr. and Brunson combine for 25 points as the Dallas lead 75-86 after three quarters.
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