Mavericks found a winner on Thursday night with Luka Doncic posting 24 points and beat the Brooklyn Nets by 113-109 despite Kyrie Irving dropping big 45 points for the team. Tim Hardaway Jr. also added 23 and Nets have lost their fourth straight game and are two games behind Philadelphia who leads the Eastern Conference. Mavericks improved their score and reached 10 games over .500. They are also half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nets also had Kevin Durant to rely on with his 20 points and 9 rebounds but he went 1-of10 from the field in the second half. Dallas came back from behind with Dwight Powell scoring for the team at 94-92 thereafter Mavs went 7-0 and held back Nets. Jalen Brunson scored 15 points for Dallas, and Powell added in 12 points and nine rebounds.