Anticipated duo Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving debut tops the Mavericks scoring list despite loss vs Kings

The Dallas Mavericks’ return game against the Sacramento Kings last night at the Golden 1 Center featured one of the most anticipated duos of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

After injuring his right heel on February 2, superstar Luka Doncic returned last night to pair up with new arrival Kyrie Irving. The Mavericks had gone to extensive measures to acquire the former Brooklyn Nets star, and the fans couldn’t wait to see them fire up the court.

However, the Mavericks have experienced a heartbreak as the host, and the Kings won the game in a thrilling overtime drama by 133–128 despite the star duo’s influential display.

How was the Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving duo played last night?

The game produced a tooth-and-nail fight until the last whistle, where they tied with 114 points. Kyrie has already played a couple of games for the Mavericks, but the 23-year-old guard returned the first game after a heel injury and paired up with the notorious point guard.

The fans witnessed a parallel performance from the duo, which propelled the Mavericks into overtime. Irving and Doncic played 42 and 41 minutes, respectively, to start the line-up.

Doncic scored 27 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists, while the 31-year-old scored 28 points with 7 rebounds and 7 assists.

However, that wasn’t enough, as the kings managed to stay afloat in the OT and got the last laugh, getting revenge on the last meeting a couple of days ago.

For the Euroleague champion, he averaged 33.4 points this season, demonstrating a dominant presence on the hardwood. but as we consider coming back from the injury, Luka might get away from taking scraps.

Except for the two, Mavericks forward Josh Green scored 23 points, but the rest of the roster had a stale stat.

Aside from the loss, the Mavericks can look forward to the duo putting on a show in the future. The Mavericks are the fourth seed in the Western Conference and have assembled a powerful roster for the postseason.

Do you think the Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving duo is going to shine in the NBA? Share your prediction in the comment box.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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