Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks could accomplish what the Suns, Lakers, Clipper, Warriors and Nets couldn’t do for the last 11 games, which was to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies. With Ja Morant leading the pack, this young team became one of the league’s sesations over the last month. But they would eventually succumb to another team that was led by one of the best young players in the NBA. Although Doncic hasn’t exactly been himself for the majority of the season due to injuries, he was highly motivated to break a winning streak today. From the very start of the game, it seemed like we were going to get a leveled confrontation.
Ja Morant led the charge for the Grizzlies in the first half that ended almost tied, but everything fell apart during the very start of the third quarter. That’s exactly when Luka Doncic got activated and the Mavericks started pounding on the Grizzlies. At the end of the game, Luka led the team with a brilliant triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 dimes for his teammates. It was the perfect storm that hit Memphis right where it hurt them the most. After the game, there were countless memes that described Luka Doncic hating Ja Morant passing him in the MVP conversation. He responded in style.
What’s next for Mavericks and Grizzlies?
After tonight’s defeat, the Memphis Grizzlies ended their winning streak at 11 games and got to a 30-15 record. They are set to face the Chicago Bulls at home until next Monday. Dallas Mavericks moved up to a 23-19 record after tonight’s victory and won’t rest because they play the Orlando Magic at home on Saturday. Luka Doncic definitely let Ja Morant know he is not the only young hot shot of the NBA right now. It will definitely be extremely interesting wathing these two go at each other over the next decade.