Watch: DeAndre Jordan, Luka Doncic destroy Paul George with dunk, juke

Dec. 31 (UPI) — DeAndre Jordan and Luka Doncic offered some highlights at Paul George’s expense in the course of the Dallas Mavericks’ win towards the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Doncic was the primary to indicate off his abilities towards the Thunder celebrity in the course of the 105-103 win on Sunday in Dallas. The Mavericks rookie was dribbling up the court docket late within the first quarter when George picked him up defensively close to half court docket. Doncic handed off to Harrison Barnes earlier than getting the ball again on a handoff.

He ran to the left flank earlier than turning the nook and driving on George. Doncic crossed over the 3-point line earlier than barely turning again with a hesitation transfer. George tripped over himself as a result of fast cease and Doncic turned again towards the rim, going round George en path to a straightforward lay-up.

Jordan’s massive play got here after George turned the ball over throughout a Thunder possession. Barnes picked up the free ball and fired a go as much as Doncic in transition.

The ball was tipped again, the place Jordan was trailing. The Mavericks massive man went up sturdy with one hand, slamming in a dunk over George with 1:40 remaining in regulation. Jordan’s flush put the Mavericks inside two factors of the Thunder lead down the stretch.

George responded by making a pull-up soar shot on the opposite finish earlier than Jordan made a free throw to make the rating 103-100. Barnes closed the hole to 1 level by making a pair of free throws earlier than Dennis Smith Jr. made a driving lay as much as give Dallas a 104-103 edge. Jordan iced the sport with a free throw within the last seconds.

George scored a game-high 36 factors within the loss. Russell Westbrook scored 9 factors and had 9 rebounds, eight assists and 6 steals for the Thunder.

Doncic led the Mavericks with 25 factors and had seven assists and three rebounds within the win. Jordan had 12 factors and 17 rebounds for Dallas.

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