The Dallas Mavericks welcomed fans into the arena for the first time during the regular season on Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets.
Dallas ended up winning the game 125-120, and it was filled with drama until the end.
Luka Doncic’s nearly impossible bucket gives Mavericks win over Nets
This game was back and forth for its entirety, and great fourth quarters by Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell led Dallas to the win.
Powell shot an efficient 4-4 from the field in the fourth totaling 11 points, but the story of the night was Doncic’s dominance down the stretch.
Possession after possession, Doncic sized up his man, put a move on them, and drilled difficult threes.
Doncic’s best bucket of the night came when the game was tied at 120, and Doncic fired up a shot at the end of the shot clock from the right wing, and it rattled home off the backboard with less than 30 seconds remaining.
It just happened to be over former Mav Finney-Smith as well, marking a great win for the new-look Mavs. Doncic finished with 49 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, and absolutely dominated down the stretch.
The past two games have been a pleasant change from last season, as both games have been clutch wins. Dallas was notorious for blowing games in the clutch last season, and this could be the early stages of a more clutch Mavericks team.
Doncic and Dallas' next game is on Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.
We'll have you covered with all the latest on Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks this season, so stay tuned.