Elsewhere, Luka Doncic overcame a poor shooting night overall to lead the Dallas Mavericks past the Brooklyn Nets, a crucial win which puts the Mavs one game in front of the Lakers in that tight battle for the final guaranteed playoff slot out West. Russell Westbrook notched another triple-double as the Washington Wizards won in overtime against the Toronto Raptors and Nikola Vucevic put in arguably his finest performance in a Chicago Bulls jersey so far as they blew out the Hornets in Charlotte.
Despite the occasional cold spells, though, Doncic is still fourth in scoring across the league, averaging 28.5 points per game, so he often finds way to transcend the defensive megatrons that try to nullify him. One such way is to make sure you're dishing to team-mates when you're crowded by multiple bodies or when you're having an off-night from the field. And that is exactly what the likely future-MVP did in the Dallas Mavericks 113-109 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Mavericks have gone 18-15 at home. Dallas is eighth in the Western Conference shooting 36.2% from deep, led by Maxi Kleber shooting 41.5% from 3-point range. The Cavaliers have gone 9-24 away from home.