A couple of notable things took place in the NBA on Tuesday night, and we will begin with one that just doesn’t seem to make much sense. That being that a team could ever, conceivably, go on a 28-0 run over the course of a single game. As inconceivable as that seems to be, that’s what took place as the Dallas Mavericks hammered the Golden State Warriors on the way to a comfortable 133-103 victory. The run occurred in the first quarter and it saw the Warriors ‘stuck’ on 12 measly points for almost ten whole minutes. The run included 18 consecutive misses from the Warriors, and in case you were wondering, yes they did have Steph Curry.
This was the longest scoring drought in the NBA for a decade and is the second-biggest run in the game in the last 20 years. Luka Doncic was extraordinary on this particular evening, scoring 39 points and dishing out eight assists in only 28 minutes of action. Curry had 27 for the Warriors, who fell back to .500 at 31-31. The Mavs improved to 34-27 with the win. Elsewhere, we got some very much expected confirmation as the Brooklyn Nets were clinching their spot in the 2021 playoffs via a 116-103 win over the Toronto Raptors. They became the first team in the Eastern Conference to grab their spot, and they will be guaranteed at least sixth place no matter what happens from here. It’s a big accomplishment for them due to all of the injuries they have racked up this campaign, but the main goal will be holding off Philly and Milwaukee for the #1 overall seed in the conference.