Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic assists to Dirk Nowitzki for the first time

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks fans finally got their wish on Jan. 16 as Dirk Nowitzki nailed a shot with the assist from Luka Doncic for the first time.

The Dallas Mavericks hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 16. It was a Wednesday battle between the in-state rivals. The game was also important in the tightly packed Western Conference standings.

The Mavs started off hot, but ultimately fell 105-101 to the Spurs. It was a disappointing loss because Dallas had a 15-point lead at the end of the first quarter. It was not all bad, though.

Luka to Dirk

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is in the twilight of his career. The future Hall of Famer has battled an ankle injury all season that has severely limited his production. That does not take away from Mavs fans excitement when Dirk is on the court.

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Dallas has a new star in rookie Luka Doncic. The 19-year-old is taking the NBA by storm and has already proven to be the face of the Mavericks franchise for the foreseeable future.

That is why Mavs fans have waited all season to see the rookie assist the legend. That finally happened against the Spurs on Wednesday. Check out the play courtesy of the Mavericks official Twitter account.

Dallas supporters erupted at the make. They have literally waited all season to see that play. Hopefully, the two stars produce plenty more this season. The Mavs want the ball in Doncic’s hands, and Dirk is still a fantastic shooter.

Luka found Dirk for a second 3-pointer in the third quarter on Jan. 16. Fans can see that play thanks to the Mavs Twitter.

Luka Doncic to Dirk Nowitzki plays will always get the blood of Mavericks fans pumping. Hopefully, Dirk has improved health so fans can watch it more down the stretch. The 40-year-old’s retirement decision likely hinges on his overall health and availability to contribute as well.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks supporters saw the Luka Doncic to Dirk Nowitzki play that they waited to watch all season. Fans of the team are incredibly fortunate. Their two franchise players saw their careers overlap. The Mavs also have a future All-Star and All-NBA player for years to come in Doncic.

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