On Thursday night in Brooklyn, the Dallas Mavericks won their second game of the season when they defeated the Brooklyn Nets in overtime. When the game on Thursday approached overtime, one unidentifiable fan shamefully made the decision to toss a cup of ice in Luka Doncic’s direction.
As a result of Kevin Durant’s demand to be traded and the consequent arrangement to withdraw that demand, the Brooklyn Nets were the victims of the NBA’s most chaotic summer. In the midst of all of that, the organization’s staff, players, and supporters are experiencing turbulence and are coping with numerous issues both on and off the court. This was clearly demonstrated in today’s game against the Dallas Mavericks when a fan was arrested for acting in a way he wished he hadn’t.
At the Barclays Center in New York, where they were playing the game, during overtime, a fan tossed a cup onto the court that appeared to be aimed at Mavericks star Luka Doncic as Kevin Durant attempted to make a free throw. According to reports, the fan made an attempt to flee the scene quickly but was stopped by arena security and was then detained by local law enforcement and it seems like he will be banned from the arena for lifetime.
Luka Doncic and the Mavs beat the Brooklyn Nets in overtime
Luka Doncic led the Mavericks to a 129-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night with 41 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds. For the Mavs, Doncic recorded his first triple-double of the year, while Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 18 points and Maxi Kleber contributed 15. As Dallas built a nine-point lead in the extra period en route to its first road victory of the season, Doncic found Hardaway, Maxi Kleber, and Bullock for three-pointers that the Mavericks made in overtime.
The Brooklyn Nets was led by the dynamic tandem of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who scored 37 and 39 points, respectively, in a close game. Despite shooting an airball on a close effort in the first half, Ben Simmons finished with seven points, eight rebounds, and four assists, matching his season high. On the second night of a back-to-back, the Nets ran out of fuel in overtime, giving Doncic and the Mavs the upper hand and causing them to lose, dropping Brooklyn to 1-4 to start the season.
NBA fans with the ultimate reactions of the incident in Brooklyn
When a spectator tossed what seemed to be a cup of ice that hit the court close to the Dallas bench in overtime, the game was briefly delayed. Unknown accusations may be brought against the fan who created a big impression on Thursday night, but he or she is now dealing with consequences of their own. Given the tense situation, it is anticipated that the supporter may receive a lifetime ban from the Barclays Center.
This how the fans around YouTube reacted:
Twitter fans had their fair share of reactions too:
Regardless of the circumstances, there is no place in the game for this kind of misbehavior, thus it is fortunate that the fan was captured. The Brooklyn Nets, who feature one of the league’s most talented players, are experiencing difficulties. They were the seventh-seed in the Eastern Conference last year and the Boston Celtics swept them in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. Doncic and the Mavs were the Western conference runner-ups last year and is likely to contend for the title this year.
Irvin Philip is an athlete who played competitive basketball till college and zealous of both NBA and the Football world and currently working for @FirstSportz as a content writer.
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