Dallas defeats the defending champion, Dončić scores 6th triple-double
OAKLAND – The Dallas Mavericks played the defending NBA champion the Golden State Warriors for the last time this season. The Mavericks took down the Warriors 126-91. This is a new worst home loss for the Warriors under Steve Kerr and the largest defeat of the season. Golden State was playing without Steph Curry.
Luka Dončić led the Mavericks. He recorded sixth triple-double. He scored 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 27 minutes. Dončić is now fourth all-time as a rookie with six triple-doubles this season. He scored four 3-pointers and is now fourth on the all-time 3-pointers made by a rookie list with 161.
Dirk Nowitzki finished with a season-high 21 points and five rebounds in his last game at Oracle. 40-year-old Nowitzki hasn’t said whether he will return next season, but the Warriors are moving to the new Chase Center in San Francisco next season. “Great memories, bad memories,” Nowitzki said. “This has always been a fun building, no matter if the team is good or not the support is always phenomenal, a fun atmosphere to play. I’ll always remember this building. My first ever basket was in this building. I’ll for sure miss it.”
Nowitzki became just the eight 40-year-old in NBA history to score at least 20 points in a game.
The Mavs will play the Sacramento Kings at home on Tuesday.