- Grizzlies 127, Wizards 112
- Mavericks 115, Spurs 104
What went down
The Dallas Mavericks were making a run, but the San Antonio Spurs were being pesky, as usual.
Holding an eight-point lead with less than two minutes to go in the game, Dallas’ offense stalled. With the shot clock winding down, who else do the Mavs go to?
That's an elite defender in Dejounte Murray who was stumbling against Luka Doncic. The triple iced the game for the Mavericks, who are now winners of 10 of their last 12 outings.
In the first game since the All-Star break, Ja Morant was up to his usual tricks.
JA with the ball-fakes! 🔥😱 pic.twitter.com/0WWpJ6p2NV— NBA (@NBA) March 11, 2021
So many ball fakes, so many Wizards lost on defense. Morant finished the game with 21 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds, leading the Grizzlies to their 17th win.
Luka is still only 22 years old, but he's already passing legends on some prestigious lists. Doncic put up 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, his 33rrd triple-double of his career. That tied him with Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy for 13th most in NBA history.
Luka Doncic (17 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST) notches his 33rd career triple-double on NBA TV!— NBA (@NBA) March 11, 2021
He is now tied with Bob Cousy for 11th on the all-time triple-doubles list. pic.twitter.com/XtJwAOsU8R
Cousy was a pioneer for the NBA, winning six championships with the Celtics in the late ‘50s to early ‘60s. Luka will inevitably pass more legends on other lists. Someday, Luka Magic will be the legend of our time.
What he said
Kyle Lowry had recently been involved in several trade rumors. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, the Toronto Raptors point guard had this to say:
Lowry: "I will retire as a Toronto Raptor. One-day contract, hey, whatever happens." Says we'll see in the offseason but he wants to retire a Raptor.— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) March 11, 2021
The 2019 Raptors will forever hold a special place in basketball lore. Whatever happens in the coming months, Lowry does deserve to have his jersey retired in Toronto.
Did you see that?
Nike just unveiled the new Earned edition uniforms for teams that made the playoffs in 2020. Here are some teams that hit it out of the park with their design.
Toronto Raptors: The colors are a nice throwback to the 2000s era Raptors. The arrow pointing upwards also makes the jersey. #WeTheNorth is still one of the best campaigns any team has ever started.
Inspired by the OGs.— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 10, 2021
The old school, whose day one belief carried us to where we are today.
Earned Edition - Available for pre-sale Mar 18 at 10:00am pic.twitter.com/1Kl4t84H4r
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks made the most out of a minor tweak. Using antlers instead of lines as the decals on the sides gave this jersey incredible character. As if Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't look intimidating enough, imagine him in these coming at you in full speed.
Brooklyn Nets: In the intricate parquetry details make these look so interesting. The lettering and the number design giving off major subway vibes ties this jersey to the borough.
In this borough, nothing's given.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 10, 2021
A closer look at our Earned Edition fits 🔎 pic.twitter.com/oQHnJx6cnL
Philadelphia 76ers: Aside from the Iverson-era black jerseys, the Sixers other most beloved jersey design was their 2017-2018 cream alternates. Bringing that back with the Liberty Bell logo only makes the jersey better.
𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲. 🧵🔔 pic.twitter.com/74QL4sH420— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 10, 2021
Denver Nuggets: It’s so unfair to the rest of the league that the Nuggets have all the colors of the rainbow to go to for their aesthetic. The blue, red, and yellow pallet with the simple pickaxe logo make these ones stand out.