On the same day that his Dallas Mavericks club acquired eight-time All-Star Kyrie Irving, Australian Josh Green made a significant statement by tallying an NBA career-high 29 points. Green and fellow rookie Jaden Hardy both scored 29 points to lead the Mavericks, who were without star Luka Doncic, to a 124-111 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night in Salt Lake City. The Mavericks, who now sit fifth in the very competitive Western Conference with a 29-26 record, are anticipated to make a stronger run at the crown thanks to the significant transaction that pairs Irving with Doncic. The 22-year-old Green may potentially gain from increased responsibilities following the Mavericks' trade of Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith to the Brooklyn Nets. Luka (and Irving) (and Irving) are going to have their incredible nights, but the rest of us need to be prepared to step up if we want to be a championship team "Reddish added. Markieff Morris, who was also dealt by the Nets, and Irving landed in Dallas on Monday for physicals but were unable to play in the game. However, their new squad rallied around Green (8.1 points per game) and Hardy (5.6 points per game). The Mavericks won their first game in eight attempts without Doncic, their leading scorer with 33.4 points per game, while Green was on the field, outscoring the Jazz by an incredible 39 points. Josh set the tone, and the others had faith, according to Dallas coach Jason Kidd. "He is aware of how to play, but he is not fearful of the present Doncic missed his third game in ten days due to a heel bruise.
Jason Kidd, the coach of the Dallas Mavericks, stated before Monday's game that Irving and Morris will travel with the team beginning with their Wednesday matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. But it's unclear if Doncic will be fit enough to participate before then. For the Nets this season, Irving averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 assists, and 5.1 rebounds. The Nets, who were playing without injured superstar Kevin Durant for the 13th straight game, were unable to match the Mavericks' heroics on trade deal day as they fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 124-116, at home.Cam Thomas scored a career-high 47 points for the Nets despite the loss; for the Clippers, Paul George scored 29 points and Kawhi Leonard contributed 24 points. Due to knee pain, Ben Simmons missed the Nets' sixth straight game. However, he could play Tuesday against Phoenix on the second night of a back-to-back. In San Francisco, Josh Giddey, a fellow Australian, helped his young Oklahoma City Thunder team lose to the reigning champion Golden State Warriors 141-114 with 15 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds. Jordan Poole started in place of the injured Stephen Curry for the Warriors and delivered 21 points and 12 assists in addition to Klay Thompson's 42 points and a season-high 12 3-pointers.
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