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Doncic, Mavs beat Curry, Warriors 99-82 on Nowitzki's night

DALLAS (AP) Stephen Curry knows he wasn't honoring the legacy of the NBA's best 7-foot-3-point shooter the night the Dallas Mavericks pulled Dirk Nowitzki's number against the Golden State Warriors. (Author: Gardener)

MavsDALLAS (AP) Stephen Curry knows he wasn't honoring the legacy of the NBA's best 7-foot-3-point shooter the night the Dallas Mavericks pulled Dirk Nowitzki's number against the Golden State Warriors. The league's most prolific player from the depths isn't concerned about the little slump he couldn't shake off. Luka Doncic scored 26 points and the Mavericks celebrated the retirement of Nowitzkis No. 41 by beating the cold-shooting Curry and the Warriors 99:82 on Wednesday night. "The work has been pretty solid this year," said Curry, who scored 14 points and only made five of 24 shots on his worst shooting night of the season. The Mavericks knew that the night belonged to their franchise icon and that Nowitzki's No. 41 would not be put in its place until after the game against the team with the best record in the NBA. Dallas responded with their first winning streak of four games of the season in Doncic's third game back in a career-long 10 game absence due to left ankle and knee issues and a positive COVID-19 test. Without European buddy Kristaps Porzingis, who just entered health and safety protocols as Doncic, Dallas' 22-year-old sensation played aggressively, doing 10 out of 12 on free throws with eight assists and seven rebounds. The only concern of the Mavericks was that Doncic hobbled off the ground in the last two minutes and didn't return. He said his distorted right ankle was not a problem. "You have so many things on your mind," said Jason Kidd, the point guard when Nowitzki led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011, and now the Dallas coach, wearing a green Nowitzki jersey when he met reporters wore and after the game. “You know the Warriors will score. We just tried to make it as difficult as possible and watch the ball on the offensive. And our defense did a great job and gave us a chance to win. ”Curry was 1 out of 9 out of the 3-point range and is 8 out of 41 overall in the last two games. After missing all five attempts from depth before half, Curry scored nine seconds in the second half but couldn't hold it as Golden State missed a chance to be the first team to take 30 wins and hit a season low. "Everyone throws everything at him," said coach Steve Kerr. They try to make it as hard as possible. He's trying to get out of there. ”Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points for Golden State. At 29-8, the Warriors coincided with the Phoenix Suns for the best record in the NBA. Dorian Finney-Smith scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and had nine rebounds and two blocks - one when he took off Draymond Green on a dunk attempt and the other when Curry ran a layup. The Warriors were nine behind but were stopped towards the end of the fourth quarter when Curry missed badly from 3 and Jalen Brunson scored the next four points to bring Dallas to 13. Brunson finished with 15 points. The Warriors shot the worst 18% of the season by 3 (5 out of 28). "Dallas played a great defense tonight," said Kerr. I thought they brought it to us right at the start of the game. Warriors: Gary Payton II had his third double-double of his career with 11 points and 11 rebounds, one of his career highs on boards. (left foot) and Andre Iguodala (right knee) both sat at the front end of a back to back. Mavericks: Porzingis missed his second game due to COVID-19 logs while Boban Marjanovic had to pause for a fifth game in a row and Trey Burke his eighth game. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 14 points and Maxi Kleber had 10 rebounds. Golden State paid tribute to Nowitzki in a video during a hiatus in the third quarter. There was recorded messages from Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney, Andre Iguodala and Green joking about two pump fakes of an aging Nowitzki in the same sequence that fooled him when the video showed the highlight. “An icon,” said Curry after the game. “He did it his way and played with the same franchise for 21 years. Warriors: In New Orleans to end a consecutive Thursday night. Golden State are 3-2 for the second night in a row.

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Mavericks withdraw Nowitzkis # 41 after defeating Curry, Warriors

The 43-year-old Nowitzki, the foreign-born player with the highest number of goals in NBA history, played 21 seasons with the same franchise, surpassing the late Kobe Bryant's previous 20 mark with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Author: Gardener)

MavericksDALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki wiped a tear away as his No. 41 slowly climbed across the square, not far from the podium, where the Dallas Mavericks franchise icon held them together in a 20-minute speech until it did It was time to thank the gentlemen fans. "I almost did it without getting emotional," Nowitzki said shortly before the final of the ceremony to withdraw his number after his old team's 99-82 win over Golden State on Wednesday night. In the hall of Dirk Nowitzki's old home arena, memorabilia were exhibited, for which the fans queued and sometimes waited even longer to buy his jersey. MVP! "Almost every time they saw him live or on the video boards above the court all night. The Mavericks honored Nowitzki almost three years after he retired from American Airlines after the last home game of the 2018/19 season Center announced. Nowitzki, 43, played a record 21 seasons with the same franchise, surpassing the late Kobe Bryant's previous 20 mark with the Los Angeles Lakers. The foreign-born player with the highest scoring in the NBA History led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 and their only further appearance in the NBA final five years earlier. The great German changed the game as the best 7-foot shooter from 3-point range. Eight players on that title team, including current Mavericks trainer Jason Kidd attended the ceremony, while Kidd spoke with Inspector Adam Silver and owner Mark Cuban, the one-time season ticket holder but, which Nowitzki remembered from his first two seasons before Cuban bought the team in 2000. "I have a question," Kidd said while building a nod to the COVID-19 circumstances leading to 10-day contracts across the NBA, as an addition to players being banned from health and safety protocols. Nowitzki leaned over to his wife Jessica, who was standing with them with their three children, as the banner with his number, name and years he played (1998-2019) was pulled up while sparklers sprayed on the square. Kuban's and Nowitzki's apparent heir, 22-year-old European star Luka Doncic, wore t-shirts with a picture of baby-faced Nowitzki from his introductory press conference after he was drafted 24 years ago. That was after Doncic scored 26 points to lead the Mavericks ahead of Stephen Curry and the Warriors, who entered the game with the best record in the NBA and are now tied with Phoenix at 29-8. "A night you will never forget," said Doncic. And after that it was even more special. To see that, being in the front row was something special. ”Nowitzki said during a press conference the day before the jersey retired that he had just spent some time in Chicago with the artist who was ordered for a statue that will stand outside the facility. There are already silhouettes of the shot on either end of the Dallas Home Court. "It's because who you are, what you've done, and we always want to recognize greatness," Cuban said. Nowitzki is sixth on the career scoring list with 31,560 points, and the 14-time All-Star also leads the Mavericks in career 3s, rebounds and blocks. The 2007 NBA MVP and 2011 Finals MVP is the fourth Dallas player to retire after Brad Davis, Rolando Blackman and Derek Harper. Holger Geschwindner, who discovered Nowitzki in Würzburg and accompanied him throughout his career, sat next to Nowitzki's family, not far from Silver, on one side of the lectern. "You are someone who pioneered international players," said Silver. “So many players on the pitch grew up watching you tonight. International players in this league used to be something different. "

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The return of Klay is a much needed addition to the warrior offensive

The Warriors lost straight games this week for the first time this season. They're flat, and so is the offense. (Author: Gardener)

KlayWhen the Warriors battled their way through a 101-96 loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans Thursday night, they also set off an alarm loud enough to be heard all the way from Louisiana to the bay. It's not exactly an emergency, but it's legitimate. It could be Klay Thompson. After almost 31 months of absence, Thompson is expected to return to the Warriors on Sunday, according to coach Steve Kerr. Such timing would be exquisite. It's not that Klay should be expected to fire and deliver a 40-point game, and it's just as irrational to expect him to drop 30 on a break and try to help the team get those breaks on survive and recharge your batteries, ”said coach Steve Kerr. We're excited to see what's next. ”Consider the last two sentences of transparent code for the imminent addition of a certain five-time All-Star Shooting Guard that features a beautiful jump shot, a beautiful boat, a loyal dog named Rocco, and three championship rings owns the Warriors. The Warriors have now lost for the first time this season in a row. On top of that, the 96-point performance at the Smoothie King Center comes after they scored 82 goals in Dallas on Wednesday, despite none of the opponents being considered contenders. Golden State has been in the top five offensive all season - scoring at least 100 points in 30 of the first 32 games - but has spent the past few weeks scraping buckets and, with notable exceptions in Phoenix and Utah to crawl. Kerr cited Stephen Curry's pursuit of the career record for 3-point brands, which was hit in New York on December 14, as a possible factor behind the drop in buzz. "Chasing the record for Steph was tough," he said. “And maybe that was an emotional high that we reached as a group. So this is a natural time to take a little break. ”That, in turn, makes this a great time to win Klay back. Buckets come easier for everyone. Curry, who ached and sagged, didn't play against the pelicans. That pain and slump will surely subside the sight of Klay. Draymond Green is also sore and is being watched from the bench. This is a game where their absence hurts, but not as much as the underperformance of the active. After building an 11-point lead in the middle of the second quarter, the Warriors were beaten 66-45 until they made a final run in the final 95 seconds. Jordan Poole spent most of the night in a blurry review of his rookie season, scoring one point until he found 10 in the final 1:11. He will move to the bench when Klay arrives and could also benefit from the support of a teammate with whom he will play for the first time. While admitting that Thompson's return is only a matter of days - and everyone expects that day to be Sunday - Kerr confirmed nothing, leaving Rick Celebrini, vice president of the player health and performance team. "It will be up to Rick," he said. And then we come in and practice on Saturday. We'll talk to Rick and see what comes next. ”What comes next, barring the unforeseen, is the return of Klay Thompson at a time when the warriors are asking for the alarm to go off.

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How to watch the Pelicans vs. Warriors basketball game (Author: Gardener)

NBABoth the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors suffered losses in their previous competitions, but the Pelicans are closer to making up for that. It's still tight after three quarters, New Orleans leading 77-72. Little striker Brandon Ingram has taken the lead for New Orleans so far as he has nine boards, 26 points and six assists. The Warriors enjoyed the tag team combo of small forward Andrew Wiggins and shooting guard Damion Lee. The former has 19 points, the latter 12 points. This is the first time in their last six games that the Pelicans have moved into the fourth quarter. The New Orleans Pelicans have been facing the Golden State Warriors at 5:22 since October 2015, but have a chance to close the gap a little on Thursday. New Orleans has the luxury of one more home game and will be welcoming Golden State at 8 p.m. ET January 6th at the Smoothie King Center. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation to go into this competition. The New Orleans defeat shouldn't tarnish the performances of point guard Devonte 'Graham, who shot 6-on-12 from beyond the bow and finished on 28 points and six groats, and center Jonas Valanciunas, who shot on 25 points and 16 rebounds. Point guard Stephen Curry had a rather forgetful game that ended with 14 points on 5v24 shooting, spinning the ball five times in his 36 minutes on the court. Summer beats aside, New Orleans is expected to win tight competition. Now may not be the best time to beat the pelicans against the spread as they have failed bettors for the last three games in a row. New Orleans is now 13-25 while Golden State sits at 29-8. A couple of defensive stats to watch out for: New Orleans has allowed its opponents to shoot an average of 47.10% from the ground, which is the third highest allowed shooting percentage in the league. The Golden State defenses have more to brag about as they have kept their opponents at a field goal percentage of 42.50%, which puts them first in the league. The Pelicans are an easy 1-point favorite against the Warriors according to the latest NBA odds. The line in this game has shifted quite a bit since it opened as it started with the Warriors as a 6.5 point favorite. Check out NBA tips for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine's advanced computer model. Golden State have won 22 of their last 27 games against New Orleans. * May 01, 2018 - Golden State 121 vs. * May 01, 2018 - Golden State 121 vs. * May 01, 2018 - Golden State 121 vs. * May 01, 2018 - Golden State 121 vs. * May 01, 2018 - Golden State 121 vs. * 05/01/2018 - Golden State 121 vs. * 05/01/2018 - Golden State 121 vs. New Orleans 116 New Orleans 116 New Orleans 116 New Orleans 116

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Ingram scores 32 points, Pelicans beat the exhausted warriors 101-96

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brandon Ingram broke out of a shooting slump with 32 points and the ... (Author: Gardener)

PelicansNew Orleans Pelicans striker Brandon Ingram (14) goes to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans striker Herbert Jones (5) goes into the basket over Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins (22) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. The Golden State Warriors watch Stephen Curry from the bench in the first half NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) knocks the ball from Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole (3) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans Center Jonas Valanciunas (17) Orleans in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New eans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole helps guard Damion Lee during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins goes into the basket and humiliated New Orleans Pelicans striker Brandon Ingram in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green calls off the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) and striker Brandon Ingram (14) speak between games in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Thursday, January 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls off the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) battles for a loose ball Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brandon Ingram broke out of a shooting slump with 32 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans scored Thursday night a three-game skid with a 101-96 win over the exhausted Golden State Warriors. "You could tell from the start of the game that he was playing at a different pace," Pelicans manager Willie Green said of Ingram, who made 12 of 20 shots after scoring 8 of 36 in his last two games from a sore Achilles he knew where he was going and he got to his seats, jumped up and shot the ball. It only took a few games to get back into rhythm. ”Stephen Curry, the Warriors' leading scorer , was ruled out after suffering a left thigh injury after losing in Dallas the night before. The experienced leader and leading rebounder Draymond Green was also eliminated due to a sore hip. Meanwhile, both teams apparently missed their 3-point range, combined to miss 52 shots from deep. The Pelicans seemed to have the game under control as they led 94-84 1:27 in rookie Herb Jones' layup. Golden State Guard Jordan Poole hit a layup and after New Orleans 'Gary Clark slipped Jones' pass out of his hands and slid out of bounds, Poole quickly hit a 9-foot-3. The Warriors then stole the ball from guard Devonte 'Graham in the backcourt and Jonathan Kuminga hit a layup to make it 94-91 with 51.5 seconds remaining. After that, the Pelicans hit seven of eight free throws to hold on, with Ingram and Jones each scoring two and Josh Hart scoring three to play a punchy game and see the road, "said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “I'm proud that the team fought their way through and gave each other a chance in the end. While Ingram is a former All-Star and established goalscorer, he said that his brief slump in shooting, which occurred during two defeats at Pelicans, still bothered him. "It takes a toll on me all day and the next day, until we're back on the ground," Ingram said. “Today was definitely a good night for me. My body felt good. I felt good walking to the edge. I had a keen sense for my shot. ”Jones, an Alabama second-round draft pick who is quickly becoming a regular in the starting XI, finished with 13 points and a career high of five steals. Herb Jones is a fierce defender and he becomes a more solid basketball player over time, "said Green. Hart scored 14 points and Clark had 10, hitting three of four 3-pointers. Jonas Valanciunas grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Kuminga scored 13 and Damion Lee added 12 for Golden State, who lost their second episode, The Warriors led most of the first half, climbing one 11th thanks to a mini-run from Kuminga Free throw, he added a put-back and soon after, finished a quick break by washing Iguodala's alley-oop praise down the lane, bringing it to 27:16, Ingram checked in again shortly after, scoring 13 points in the final 6 : 31 half to help pelicans take a break with a 47-46 lead Bodycam video shows the Houston cop driving too fast, one-handed driving before pedestrians in a patrol car Schl Eats and Kills Warriors: Before the game, coach Steve Kerr said it would make sense to keep Curry out because the Star Guard is injured and the quad was "pretty sore" and that he was kept off the pitch in New Orleans, "doesn't just give him a chance to recover from the injury but also gives him a necessary break "as the Warriors were not scheduled to play for three days. Poole finished with 11 points, 10 came 1:11 in the final ... Moses Moody scored 10 points. Missed 26 of 33 3-point attempts. Pelicans: Missed 17 of their first 21 3-point shots before ending 8 of 34. Rebounded Golden State 46-42. Signed 18 losses, resulting in 24 Warriors points while only getting seven points out of 14 Warriors sales.

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Ingram scores 32 points, Pelicans beat the exhausted warriors 101-96

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brandon Ingram broke out of a shooting slump with 32 points and the ... (Author: Gardener)

PelicansNew Orleans Pelicans striker Brandon Ingram (14) goes to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans striker Herbert Jones (5) goes into the basket over Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins (22) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. The Golden State Warriors watch Stephen Curry from the bench in the first half NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) knocks the ball from Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole (3) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans Center Jonas Valanciunas (17) Orleans in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New eans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole helps guard Damion Lee during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins goes into the basket and humiliated New Orleans Pelicans striker Brandon Ingram in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green calls off the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) and striker Brandon Ingram (14) speak between games in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Thursday, January 6, 2022. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls off the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) battles for a loose ball Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brandon Ingram broke out of a shooting slump with 32 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans scored Thursday night a three-game skid with a 101-96 win over the exhausted Golden State Warriors. "You could tell from the start of the game that he was playing at a different pace," Pelicans manager Willie Green said of Ingram, who made 12 of 20 shots after scoring 8 of 36 in his last two games from a sore Achilles he knew where he was going and he got to his seats, jumped up and shot the ball. It only took him a few games to get back into the rhythm. "Stephen Curry, the Warriors' top scorer , was disfellowshipped after injuring his left thigh in defeat in Dallas the night before. In the meantime, both teams had apparently missed their 3-point shooting range, combining 52 shots from deep into the game as they led 94-84 in the layup of rookie Herb Jones with 1:27 to go. Golden State guard Jordan Poole hit a layup, and after New Orleans' Gary Clark slipped Jones' pass out of his hands and out of his hands, Poole quickly hit a 30-foot 3. The Warriors then stole the ball from guard Devonte 'Graham in the backcourt and Jonathan Kuminga hit a layup to hit the 94-91 with 51.5 seconds remaining from eight free throws to hold, with Ingram and Jones hitting two each and Josh Hart telling Kerr three. While Ingram is a former All-Star and established top scorer, he said his brief slump in shooting - which occurred during two defeats at Pelicans - still bothered him. "Today was definitely a good night for me. My body felt good. I felt good to the brim. I had a good feeling for my shot." Jones, an Alabama second-round draft pick who is quickly becoming a regular in the starting XI, finished with 13 points and a career high of five steals. Herb Jones is a fierce defender and he's just about to get a more solid basketball player as we move forward, "said Green." I've been saying it all year but we're happy to have him on our team and see what he does to us Hart scored 14 points and Clark had 10, hitting three of four 3-pointers. Jonas Valanciunas grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots. Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points. Kuminga scored 13 and Damion Lee added 12 for Golden State Losing its second episode, The Warriors led most of the first half, improving by 11 on a mini-run from Kuminga, adding a put-back after scoring a free throw and finishing a quick break shortly thereafter by washing Iguodala's alley-oop praise across the track and did it at 27:16. Ingram checked in again shortly after, scoring 13 points in the last 6:31 of half to help the Pelicans with a 47:46 -Guide in Predict the break in going waves of Covid-19 Pre-order these COVID tests on Amazon for shipping now ... Warrior: Trainer Steve Kerr said ahead of the game that it made sense to leave Curry outside because of the injured quad The Star Guard's “pretty sore” and keeping him out of court in New Orleans “doesn't just give him a chance to recover”. from the injury, but gives him the necessary break "because the Warriors won't play for three days. Poole finished with 11 points, 10 came 1:11 in the final ... Moses Moody scored 10 points. Pelicans: Missed 17 their first 21 3-point shots before ending 8 of 34. Rebounded Golden State 46-42, committed 18 losses, adding up to 24 Warriors points, while getting only seven points out of 14 Warriors turnovers.

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Luka Doncic, Mavs extend the season's winning streak by beating the best warriors in the west in Dirk Night

In one night the franchise celebrated its best, the Mavericks also beat the best in the NBA. Dallas defeated the Warriors 99-82 with a choking defensive performance in ... (Author: Gardener)

Luka DoncicIn one night the franchise celebrated its best, the Mavericks also beat the best in the NBA. Dallas beat the Warriors 99-82 with a stifling defensive performance in the hours leading up to Dirk Nowitzki's # 41 jersey resignation ceremony. Luka Doncic dominated with 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, despite encountering trap defenses and doubles teams throughout the game. Dorian Finney-Smith added 17 points and nine rebounds while making only one 3-pointer less (4 of 7) than the entire Warriors line-up (5 of 28). The Mavericks limited Steph Curry to 14 points, including just 1 in 9 3-point attempts. How fitting that Doncic is the next face of the franchise, bringing Finney-Smith, who played with Nowitzki for three seasons, an emotional, fiery win with the Mavericks legend and so many former franchise greats in attendance. The only potential downside: Doncic checked out at 1:33 rest and hobbled to favor his right ankle, not the left, which he sprained earlier this year. By keeping the NBA's best Warriors at their lowest point total this season - the fifth game in a row that Dallas kept an opponent under 97 - the Mavericks extended their winning streak to four games, the longest in coach Jason Kidd's tenure . "Just a fantastic night that you will never forget," said Doncic. “With the game, the Warriors are obviously one of the best teams in the world right now and we've done a great job. The Mavericks game day work began long before they even got to the arena. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porizngis - the latter still in COVID-19 isolation - were among the several players who posted tribute to Nowitzki on social media before the game. Doncic prepared his shoes with the inscription "# 41 forever" on the soles and he grabbed a navy blue and gold Nowitzki T-shirt that he could wear when he warmed up. "Luka has the perfect big brother [in Dirk] mentor to turn to and rely on," said Kidd. But during the game, Mavericks players and coaches paid little attention to the tributes between the games on the video board or the notable former Mavericks masters and special visitors, including Commissioner Adam Silver, near the court. Instead, they focused on beating a Warriors team that ran with the best record in the NBA, 29-7. Golden State has maintained the league's top defensive rating all season, beating West numbers 2-4 in the last five games: the Suns, Jazz and Grizzlies. Consider Doncic excited to disrupt her run. He made reserve player Juan Toscano-Anderson of the Warriors the newest player on his list of targets for physical play and targeted attacks that resulted in fouls. At his side, the Mavericks helped slow the juggernaut. In the first half, Curry only made 1 out of 10 field goal attempts and scored five points, while the Warriors missed 1 out of 15. The Mavericks defensive, which has dominated since mid-December, shone again with a 50:39 lead at halftime. Golden State started the third quarter with a 24-6 run. Doncic took out all six of the Mavericks' points. Dallas scored 14 of the last 18 points in the third quarter and went 70:67 into the fourth quarter. Marquese Chriss underlined the Mavericks' 23-7 run to end the game with a 3-pointer - an accidental tribute to Nowitzki, whose innovation as a sharp 7-footer changed expectations of the long-distance front-court offensive. "I'm mentally exhausted because I was expecting it for a few days, so I didn't sleep well," said Kidd after his speech at Nowitzki's ceremony. “Besides, you have the warriors. The Warriors also participated in Nowitzki's honor. They filmed a video with top players praising Nowitzzi's performance being played during a break, and coach Steve Kerr wore a "41" pin all night. However, Kerr warned that following the opening tip, his team wanted to spoil the celebration. The aspiring, inspired Mavericks had other plans. For more Mavericks coverage in the Dallas Morning News, click here.

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Ingram scores 32 points, Pelicans beat the exhausted warriors 101-96

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brandon Ingram broke a shooting slump with 32 points and the New Orleans Pelicans shot a three-game skid Thursday night with a 101-96 win over the exhausted Golden State Warriors. The Warriors' top scorer Stephen Curry was disfellowshipped after injuring himself in a loss to his left thigh the night before in Dallas. (Author: Gardener)

PelicansNew Orleans Pelicans striker Brandon Ingram (14) hits the basket against Golden State Warriors Guard Gary Payton II in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans on Thursday, January 6, 2022. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brandon Ingram broke a shooting slump with 32 points and the New Orleans Pelicans shot a three-game slip Thursday night with a 101-96 win over the exhausted Golden State Warriors. The Warriors' top scorer Stephen Curry was disfellowshipped after injuring himself in a loss to his left thigh the night before in Dallas. New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) hits the ball away from Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, missing their 3-point shooting range and missing 52 shots from below. The Pelicans seemed to have the game under control as they led 94-84 1:27 in rookie Herb Jones' layup. Golden State Guard Jordan Poole hit a layup, and after New Orleans' Gary Clark slipped out of his hands and out of bounds, Poole quickly hit a 9-foot-3. The Warriors then stole the ball into the backcourt from Guard Devonte 'Graham and Jonathan Kuminga hit a layup to 94-91 with 51.5 seconds remaining. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry from the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Thereafter, the Pelicans hit seven of eight free throws to hold on, with Ingram and Jones hit two each and Josh Hart does three. Golden State Warriors Guard Jordan Poole (3) goes into the basket against New Orleans Pelicans Center Jonas Valanciunas (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Ingram hit 12 of 20 shots after getting 8 of 36 in his two previous games combined. Jones, an Alabama second-round draft pick who is quickly becoming a fixture in the starting XI, finished with 13 points and a career high of five steals. Hart scored 14 points and Clark had 10, hitting three of four 3-pointers. Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points. Kuminga scored 13 and Damion Lee added 12 for Golden State, which lost their second episode. The Warriors led most of the first half, improving by eleven thanks to a mini-run from Kuminga. He added a put-back after a free throw and soon after, finished a quick break by washing Iguodala's alley-oop praise down the lane and making it 27-16. Ingram checked in again shortly afterwards and scored 13 points in the last 6:31 of half to help the Pelicans into the break with 47:46. Golden State Warriors guardian Jordan Poole helps guard Damion Lee during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Warriors: Trainer Steve Kerr said before the game that it makes sense to keep Curry away because the Star Guard's injured quad was "pretty sore," and that getting out of court in New Orleans "not only gives him the chance to recover from the injury, it gives him the necessary break." there “, although the Warriors are not planned to play again for three days. Poole finished with 11 points, 10 came 1:11 in the final ... Moses Moody scored 10 points. Golden State Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Pelicans: 17 of their first 21 missed 3-point shots before completing 8 of 34. Outrebounded Golden State 46-42. Signed 18 losses, resulting in 24 Warriors points while only getting seven points out of 14 Warriors sales. Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins goes to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans on Thursday, January 6, 2022, humiliating New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram.

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Without Steph or Draymond, the supporting cast of the Warriors in New Orleans is only neglected

Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson could only sit in New Orleans Thursday night and watch the Warriors' first defeat of the season. (Author: Gardener)

New OrleansIt's no secret how important Steph Curry is to the Warriors' offensive. Beside them sat Klay Thompson, watching and thinking when he would next be on the court to play next to them. But on Thursday evening in New Orleans the three could only sit and watch a loss of 101: 96. Faced with at least one more game before their title-winning trio are back together, the Warriors invaded for the second night in a row, losing games for the first time since last season. Without Curry (bruise) and Green (hip pain), they put Jordan Poole back in the starting XI and relied on Andrew Wiggins ’sustained resurgence. But 49 points from the bench, led by 13 from Jonathan Kuminga and 12 from Damion Lee, couldn't make up for a team missing two of their top three scoring threats: Curry, who sat outside, and Poole, who fell silent. “Because they were outnumbered, the young people had a good chance of playing and experiencing a powerful game on the street. I thought our young people really gained valuable experience and fought their way through, ”said Kerr. “Just didn't have enough. The ball obviously didn't go in far enough. Golden State's lottery couple, Kuminga and Moses Moody, both saw significant streaks in just under an evening. Moody, who finished on 10 points in 23 minutes, "knows how to play ... attacked the edge (and) defended like crazy," said Kerr. "A lot of good has happened for Kuminga, Moses Moody and Jordan Poole," said Kerr. An exciting sequence from Kuminga at the end gave the Warriors a glimmer of hope, but they could never regain the lead they lost in the last few moments of the third quarter. Golden State led 70-67 1:20 to the end of the quarter after Moses Moody earned a pair of free throws. But the Pelicans responded with three quick baskets that triggered a 20-8 run that turned the score to 87-78 by the 8:33 mark in the fourth quarter and decided the game. New Orleans, the second worst team in the Western Conference, took two distances to make up for the Warriors' 11-point lead in the first half. New Orleans may have started Season 1-12, but it has now split its last 26 games. Wiggins scored the Warriors last three baskets of the first half. But more than 3 minutes separated the last two, during one stretch the Warriors missed an 11-point lead in the first half. New Orleans took a 21-9 run in the last 6:37 of the first half, including a 9-0 stretch between Wiggins buckets, to put a 47-46 lead into the break. Otto Porter Jr. took Green's place and gave the Warriors their first 3-pointer after missing their first five, sparking an outbreak of two more from Wiggins and Nemanja Bjelica. Golden State missed 26 of their 33 attempts from the 3-point country (21.2%) and fired 11-on-59 from a distance after another night on Wednesday in their last two games. For the third time in five games, the Warriors were kept below 100 points. Porter, who had stepped into the role of playmaker intermittently this season, including 19 and 20 points in the last five games, only made one bucket the rest of the way. Back in the starting XI, possibly for the last time with Thompson's return on the horizon, Poole was a prime candidate to step up in Curry's place. Before Wednesday, the Warriors had played with Poole five times while getting 15 points or less from Curry. But for the second night in a row, Poole couldn't meet. He missed his first 10 tries and finished 3-of-14 for 11 points at Curry's place on the grid after being pushed into the background in the Wednesday night loss with Curry (six points; 3-for-8). "I thought Jordan was forcing things a little," Kerr said. “I thought there are times when he could have done simple pieces. Steph Curry, Draymond Green among the warriors ruled out against New Orleans Kuminga climbed on a run in the first half, accumulating his own rebound once, then again and again and again until his persistence finally paid off. Two more points from Kuminga came less than a minute from time: Poole had a steal on the inbound pass and matched Kuminga, who converted the turnover into two points and the Warriors within two points, 94-91, at 50. pulled ticks left on the watch. New Orleans' Brandon Ingram, however, pocketed two free throws on the following possession, and that was as close as the Warriors would come.

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These are the chances of winning tonight's Powerball jackpot of $ 630 million

You are more likely to be killed by an asteroid impact than to win the Powerball jackpot. (Author: Gardener)

tonightThe seventh largest Powerball lottery win is up for grabs at 10:59 p.m. tonight. ET - and it's worth $ 630 million. However, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. Those are significantly worse odds than being killed by an asteroid impact, which is 1 in 74,817,414, according to The Economist. The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won by a ticket holder who matches all six numbers. On the other hand, you have a much better chance of winning a smaller prize. The odds of winning are as follows: * Jackpot: Five matching numbers in the Powerball: 1 in 292,201,338 * $ 4 profit: One matching number in the Powerball: 1 in 91.98 * $ 4 profit: One matching number in the Powerball: 1 in 91 .98 * $ 4 Prize: A matching number with the Powerball: 1 in 91.98 * $ 4 Prize: A matching number with the Powerball: 1 in 91.98 The jackpot amount will be added to the next drawing on Saturday at 10:59 pm transfer ET if no one claims the award. Each state participating in Powerball has its own rules for how long the winners can claim their prizes. Some allow three or six months while others, like Rhode Island, allow a full year from the date of the drawing. If you somehow beat the odds, check out CNBC's covergae for what to do with the money.

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