Mavericks defeat the Suns on Twitch behind a Luka Doncic masterpiece

The Dallas Mavericks were supposed to play the Phoenix Suns on March 14, so the Suns decided to play it out on NBA2K. Find out more here.

The Dallas Mavericks are waiting. The NBA season has been suspended because of the coronavirus. Players were instructed to stay in Dallas as team activities could continue as early as next week. Commissioner Adam Silver said they will not play games for at least 30 days, but there is no definitive timetable as of this writing.

The Mavericks have played 67 games this season. They have virtually locked in a spot in the playoffs when the regular season ends. Fans are just waiting to hear when that will take place.

In the meantime, the Phoenix Suns decided to play out the games on NBA2K. It began with a matchup against the Dallas Mavericks which they streamed on Twitch. Antonio Saldivar played as the Suns. He is a member of Grizz Gaming in the 2K League. Lawrence “Buddy” Norman controlled the Mavs. He is the brand ambassador for Mavericks gaming.

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It was a monster performance from Luka Doncic that secured the victory for the Mavs. He finished with 50 points and 19 assists as Dallas picked up the 150-136 win.

The stream received great viewership. It was a fun idea by the Suns. They plan to continue playing out the schedule with them taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves next week.

Fans may not have live games to enjoy, but they could be watching on Twitch. Now is also the perfect time to catch up on a book, TV series, or movie that you may have missed.

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