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Brooklyn Nets at Dallas Mavericks Live Game Thread: His name is Luka

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NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (8-10) at Dallas Mavericks (7-9)

WHAT: A game where two of the not worst teams in the NBA show of their streaking young stars.

WHERE: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. EST

HOW: YES, FSSW-DAL; NBA League Pass

THE STORY: Game Preview

D’Angelo Russell has become the player the Nets and Sean Marks hoped he would be when they traded for him in June 2017. DLo decided in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game that it was DLo time. Russell had a team-high 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists, his third straight 20 point game, the first time he’s done that since he played for the Lakers.

Now, it’s on to Dallas and an opportunity to win a back-to-back for the first time this season. They’ve lost four already.

The Mavericks had won four straight prior to losing to the resurgent Grizzlies on Monday night and seem to be getting better after a rough start. Dallas is in something of a transitional period, trying to figure out what to do with their young, old, and middle aged talent while moving from the Dirk Era into the Luka Era. One Euro to another. It’s poetic. Let’s get into it.

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