In the duel between the NBA superstars, the exceptional Slovenian player Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavericks has the upper hand in the duel against Stephen Curry. Doncic stands out with the 51st triple-double of his career and his club now has a new man on his side.
Led by a phenomenal Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks ended their NBA losing streak by beating defending champions the Golden State Warriors. The basketball pro from Slovenia scored 41 points in the 116:113 and was more successful than Warriors star Stephen Curry with 32 points.
"We deserved the win and we definitely needed the win," said Doncic, who also had 12 rebounds and 12 assists. He scored the 51st triple-double of his career. In addition, he got four steals. "He plays at an incredibly high level and gets better every year," said Curry. Maxi Kleber contributed 6 points and a block, rebound and assist to the victory of the Mavericks, who still did without guard Kemba Walker, who had been committed hours earlier. The veteran should help relieve Doncic in the future and lead the unstable Texans back to safe playoff territory.
Isaiah Hartenstein also saw the end of a series of defeats and, after the last two bankruptcies, won a 140:110 with the New York Knicks against the Detroit Pistons. The 24-year-old had 8 points and 5 rebounds in Detroit. Julius Randle was the best thrower of the game with 36 points.