The Memphis Grizzlies handed the Dallas Mavericks a 108-94 upset, capitalizing on Luka Doncic’s absence as he celebrated the birth of his daughter.
With Doncic unavailable, the Mavericks faced challenges, notably seen in Kyrie Irving’s season-low performance.
Struggling from the start, Irving missed all seven shots in the first half, contributing only one point to the team’s efforts. Irving’s difficulties persisted, culminating in a season-low 10 points on 3-of-15 shooting.
Taking accountability for Irving’s tough night, Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd commented, via Grant Afseth, “He probably got a little frustrated with getting face-guarded, and we have to do a better job of getting him the ball and knowing how to play when something like that is happening. I’ll take the blame for that because we didn’t put him in a good position to be successful.”