Suns Beat Mavericks; Knicks Win Nine In A Row

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Suns Beat Mavericks; Knicks Win Nine In A Row

KD and Kyrie squared battle for the first time since 2019 in a game that took place while you were sleeping, with Durant’s Phoenix Suns edging Irving’s Dallas Mavericks.

After last season’s historic seven-game series, the Suns-Mavericks clash has had plenty of momentum. With the inclusion of the former Broolyn Nets players, this might turn into a full-fledged rivalry.

This game came down to the wire and turned into a difficult shot-making struggle. Durant emerged victorious, hitting the game-winning fadeaway and free throws. He ended with 37 points on an incredible 12-for-17 shooting percentage. Irving led the Mavericks with 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting.

The Suns (36-29) are climbing the rankings with 17 games remaining in the season. They are fourth in the West, only two games behind third-place Sacramento. The Mavericks (33-32) are in a perilous position, sitting eighth, half a game behind the Minnesota Timberwolves for the last playoff slot.

Speaking of precarious scenarios, the Los Angeles Lakers won a critical game against the Golden State Warriors to keep their playoff hopes alive.

With LeBron sidelined for at least another two weeks, Anthony Davis carried the Lakers against the Warriors, scoring 39 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out eight assists.

The Los Angeles Lakers (30-34) are 11th in the Western Conference, one game behind the New Orleans Pelicans for a position in the play-in playoffs. Golden State (34-30) is in fifth place.

The New York Knicks won their tenth straight game, beating the Boston Celtics in double overtime.

Immanuel Quickley took command for the Knicks in the absence of Jalen Brunson, scoring crucial points in the second overtime session to give his side the lead. He ended with 38 points and eight rebounds, both career highs.