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Warriors witness Luka Doncic make history in loss to Mavericks

DALLAS — Not four minutes into the first quarter, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic brought the ball up the left side of the floor, checked the distance between him and Warriors guard Alec Burks, stepped back and uncorked a 3-pointer. All Burks could do after watching the ball swish through the net was drop his arms, let out an exasperated sigh and jog back on offense.

One night after a feel-good win in Memphis, the Warriors suffered their worst loss since 1973, falling 142-94 to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday at American Airlines Center. Wednesday’s loss was yet another moment in what has been a humbling season for a franchise coming off five-straight trips to the Finals,

Burks’ long breath came in the face of a historical night by Doncic, as the 20-year-old MVP candidate finished with 35 points on 10-of-18 shooting (including 6-of-10 from 3-point range), 11 assists and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes.

The Warriors found out early they didn’t have an answer for Doncic. With forward Draymond Green a late scratch with right heel soreness, Golden State’s defense allowed Doncic to put up 22 points on 7-for-8 shooting, five rebounds and five assists.

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