“Started Locking Into the Game Plan”: Kyrie Irving Talks Mavericks 7-Game Win Streak After Combining for 70 With Luka Doncic
2024/04/01

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Thursday saw NBA action return after the All-Star break, featuring a highly anticipated matchup between Western Conference rivals, the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns. Led by Luka Doncic's 41 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds, along with Kyrie Irving's 29 points, the Mavericks secured a 123-113 victory. With this win, the Mavericks extended their winning streak to seven games, currently tied for the longest in the league with the Boston Celtics. Dallas' strong defense limited the Suns to a 48.2% field goal percentage, while Irving praised their improved defensive effort in the second half.

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Since Irving's return from a thumb injury, the Mavericks have been on a roll, climbing up the Western Conference standings and displaying the potential to be a dominant force in the playoffs. Doncic and Irving are forming a dynamic partnership, leading the Mavericks to success and proving their critics wrong. Coach Jason Kidd highlighted their compatibility and the team's overall progress, stressing the depth of their roster and their ability to compete at the highest level. If Irving can stay healthy, the Mavericks have a real chance at making a deep playoff run and contending for a championship.

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