NBA Roundup: Irving’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Mavericks Over Nuggets

Luka Doncic shines with 37 points as Dallas Mavericks edge past Denver Nuggets, while other NBA teams battle it out in thrilling matchups.

In a thrilling showdown, Luka Doncic’s 37-point performance and Kyrie Irving’s buzzer-beater secured a dramatic 107-105 victory for the Dallas Mavericks against the Denver Nuggets. The win halted the Nuggets’ five-game winning streak, as they failed to overcome a fourth-quarter rally by the Mavericks.

Denver, trailing by 13 points in the final quarter, fought back to take a 105-102 lead. However, Doncic’s clutch 3-pointer tied the game with 25.1 seconds remaining. After a missed shot from Denver’s Jamal Murray, Irving delivered the game-winning floater at the buzzer, sealing the victory for Dallas.

Irving contributed 24 points and nine assists to Dallas’ triumph, while Dereck Lively II added 14 points and eight rebounds, with P.J. Washington securing 11 rebounds.

In other NBA matchups:

  • Spurs 122, Nets 115 (OT): Victor Wembanyama’s stellar performance propelled the San Antonio Spurs to an overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Wembanyama racked up an impressive stat line of 33 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, and seven blocks, leading the Spurs to victory.
  • Heat 104, Pistons 101: Bam Adebayo’s buzzer-beater secured a narrow win for the Miami Heat against the Detroit Pistons. Duncan Robinson led Miami’s scoring with 30 points, while Adebayo contributed 20 points and 17 rebounds to the victory.
  • Bucks 140, Suns 129: Bobby Portis and Damian Lillard each scored 31 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a dominant victory over the Phoenix Suns. Despite the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo due to injury, the Bucks showcased their depth and firepower.
  • Magic 111, Raptors 96: Paolo Banchero’s 29-point performance propelled the Orlando Magic to a comfortable win over the Toronto Raptors. Franz Wagner added 22 points for Orlando, while the Raptors suffered their seventh consecutive defeat.
  • Celtics 130, Wizards 104: Sam Hauser’s career-high 30 points powered the Boston Celtics to a commanding victory over the Washington Wizards. Hauser’s exceptional shooting performance, including 10 three-pointers, lifted the Celtics to victory.
  • Hawks 110, Clippers 93: Dejounte Murray’s 21 points and 10 assists guided the Atlanta Hawks to a convincing victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite missing Trae Young due to injury, the Hawks secured the win behind strong performances from Murray and De’Andre Hunter.

The NBA action continues to deliver thrilling moments as teams compete for playoff positioning and individual players showcase their talent on the court.

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