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NBA: James and Doncic deliver historical showdowns


It was the duel of the league superstar against the best newcomer - and both shone with a triple-double. In the end, the Los Angeles Lakers won at the Dallas Mavericks in overtime.

The Los Angeles Lakers have celebrated their fourth win of the season in the fifth game at the Dallas Mavericks and head the Western Conference. After a thrilling second half and a Buzzerbeater by Lakers shooting guard Danny Green of the threefold line, the match went into overtime at the 103.103 level, where Los Angeles defeated 119: 110.

The game became the expected showdown of two stars in the league: 15-time all-star LeBron James met Luka Doncic, the season's best rookie. Both showed outstanding performances and ended the game with a triple double: 34-year-old James scored 39 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists - Doncic, 14 years his junior, scored 31 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists.

@KingJames: 39p / 12r / 16a @ luka7doncic: 31p / 13r / 15a For the first time in @NBAHistory, two opponents recorded 30-PT, 15-AST triple-doubles in the same game!

- NBA (@NBA) November 2, 2019

The duel of the stars of their respective teams has become a historic feat: Never before in the NBA have such a young and old player shown a triple-double with at least 30 points and 15 assists in the same match.

The decisive factor for the Lakers was the contribution of the second star: while Anthony Davis contributed 31 points, Kristaps Porzingis came only 16 points. Davis also opened the extension with two consecutive dunks, paving the way for the Lakers' triumph.

Golden State stumbles without stars

Klay Thompson is missing the Warriors since his cruciate ligament rupture in the finals of the preseason against Toronto, in the night from Wednesday to Thursday also superstar Stephen Curry injured by the hand and will be longer. So weakened, Golden State received the San Antonio Spurs and lost the game 127: 110.

Best pitcher of the game was San Antonio's banker Patty Mills. The point guard came in just 22 minutes of play on 31 points, scoring six threes. At Golden State, D'Angelo Russell took over the scorer's job, but his 30 points were not enough.

The other NBA results:

Indiana Pacers - Cleveland Cavaliers 102: 95
Brooklyn Nets - Houston Rockets 123: 116
Orlando Magic - Milwaukee Bucks 91: 123
Boston Celtics - New York Knicks 104: 102
Chicago Bulls - Detroit Pistons 112: 106
Sacramento Kings - Utah Jazz 102: 101

Source: spiegel

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