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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic was must-see in their home opener

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks star rookie Luka Doncic gave the fans plenty of must-see highlights in their victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 20.

The Dallas Mavericks had the perfect night of redemption on Saturday evening.  They struggled in the season opener, and the Phoenix Suns shot them off the court in route to a blowout Suns victory.  The Mavs knew they needed to play better basketball and they did just that.

It was a slow start for the Mavericks that saw them down by as many as 15 in the first quarter, but they never stopped fighting.  It took a few amazing individual performances, but Dallas walked away with a 140-136 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their home opener.

The Wolves were on the second of a back-to-back and decided to rest All-Star Jimmy Butler.  Karl-Anthony Towns dropped 31 points.  Derrick Rose looked fantastic by producing 28 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block, but it was not enough for Minnesota.

The Mavericks used a total team effort to pick up the win but were led by Luka Doncic and DeAndre Jordan.  Doncic led the team with 26 points on eight of 16 shooting from the field.  He also made four 3-pointers with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block in 36 minutes.  Jordan went for 22 points with ten rebounds and five blocks.

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Doncic produced an absolute must-see game in first home regular season contest as a Dallas Maverick.  Let us take a look at his highlights from the game.