If the Mavs had any of those thoughts on Monday night, they disappeared as the ball came into play and Doncic saw Stanley Johnson waiting for him, almost under the Mavs’ basket. Not even an elbow to the face deterred Johnson as he pressured the guard all the way over the halfcourt line, before Doncic dribbled the ball into Johnson’s leg, getting a kicked ball call.
Former NBA player and D.C. native Delonte West is reportedly now working at the Florida rehab center he attended four months ago.
Kyle Lowry flirted with a triple-double on Monday night and the Toronto Raptors shut down Dallas star Luka Doncic for a 116-93 victory. Lowry had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Pascal Siakam scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Raptors pulled away for their third straight victory. Chris Boucher added 21 points and OG Anunoby contributed 13 points, 11 rebounds and much of the defensive work against Doncic, along with Stanley Johnson.