Defending champion Golden State Warriors suffered its worst loss of the NBA season on Saturday as Luka Doncic recorded a triple double for the Dallas Mavericks in a 126-91 blowout on Saturday.
Doncic tallied a game high 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and veteran Dirk Nowitzki nailed five three-pointers as the Mavericks finished just one three-pointer shy of the franchise record of 22 in a game. Doncic and Maxi Kleber each drained four threes as Dallas outscored the Warriors 63-12 from beyond the arc to earn their first win in Golden State since 2012.
Charlotte Hornets shocked Boston Celtics, overcoming an 18-point deficit in the final eight minutes to claim a 124-117 victory in Charlotte.
Boston entered the game having lost two straight, and the Hornets extended their recent slide.
Kemba Walker dominated the contest, totalling 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Charlotte. He even shared the ball with style, rewarding Miles Bridges' defensive efforts by throwing him a lob on the break.
Kyrie Irving had a respectable night in his own right for Boston. The point guard tallied 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
The Hornets are just 2.5 games back from the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are firmly in fifth place. Charlotte will need to string together a few more signature wins to get into the postseason.
Towns tremendous for Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 33 points and 23 rebounds in Minnesota Timberwolves' 112-99 victory over Memphis Grizzlies.
Trae Young poured in 32 points and 11 assists as his Atlanta Hawks topped the Philadelphia 76ers 129-127.
Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds in the Utah Jazz's 114-83 trouncing of the Chicago Bulls.
Dunn struggles for Bulls
Kris Dunn scored four points on one-of-eight shooting in the Bulls' loss.
Trae Young ended Philadelphia's night with a game-winning floater in Atlanta.
DeMarcus Cousins showcased his handles and blew by Dallas' Luke Doncic for a slam in the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Spurs at Celtics
San Antonio was just one of the hottest teams in the NBA, but it has lost its last two games. Boston is still struggling to find consistency, as it enters Sunday having lost three straight. Both squads have All-Star calibre talent and are looking to get back on track.
(with inputs from AFP)
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