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3 takeaways as Dallas Mavericks defeat Brooklyn Nets in a thriller

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks bounced back from a disappointing loss to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 129-125 in overtime on Thursday night behind an incredible performance from Luka Doncic. The 23-year-old superstar had 41-point triple-double to lift Dallas in an exciting contest that neither team deserved to lose.

The Nets were on the second night of a back-to-back, but they did not want to fall to 1-4 on the year. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant both went for 30-plus, and they were outstanding on their home floor. Brooklyn gave the Mavericks all they could handle, but number 77 was just a bit too much on Thursday night.

The Dallas Mavericks won a thriller to move to 2-2 on the season, but what can fans take away from the overtime victory in Brooklyn? Here are the three biggest things.

Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Nets: 3. C-Wood struggles for 1st time

Christian Wood had 23 or more points in each of his first three games with the Mavericks, and he looked unstoppable. The 6’10 big man instantly had chemistry with Luka Doncic, and the duo was handing out buckets like the house giving out king-size candy bars on Halloween. Wood finally struggled against the Nets, but it was not because Brooklyn shut him down.

Wood dealt with foul trouble all night, and it limited him to just 24 minutes on the floor. He was still fantastic in his limited playing time where he produced 11 points, six rebounds, and two blocks on three of five shooting from the field, including two 3-pointers.

Christian Wood remains a key piece for the Dallas Mavericks, but foul trouble limited him in Brooklyn. Luckily, Maxi Kleber and Tim Hardaway Jr. stepped up, so they could leave with a victory.

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