Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving Combine for 82 Points in Dallas Mavericks Win Over Philadelphia 76ers

The Dallas Mavericks' new dynamic duo finally flashed its immense potential Thursday night. Luka Doncic and recent trade acquisition Kyrie Irving combined for a gargantuan 82 points in a 133-126 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Doncic hit 13 of his 22 field goal attempts and nine of his 11 free throws for a game-high 42 points. Irving was similarly electric, hitting 15 of 22 shots, including a deadly six of eight from three, for 40 points, his most since joining the Mavericks at the trade deadline. Doncic added four rebounds and 12 assists, while Irving pitched in with four rebounds and six assists of his own.

Last night's win was the first game in franchise history where two Mavs scored more than 40 points. It was the surest sign yet that Doncic and Irving could lead their team to the promised land. The Mavs are 32-39 and sixth in the Western Conference; with a strong final stretch of the season, they could claw their way out of the play-in tournament and perhaps even make a deep playoff run.

The Mavericks host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday in a matchup between potential Western Conference contenders.

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