Luka, Kyrie take charge anew, streaking Mavs rout Heat for win no. 50 of the season

Published April 11, 2024, 11:00 AMNBA.com Staff

The Dallas Mavericks now clinched the Southwest Division title for the fifth time in franchise history.

Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks won 16 of their last 18 games.

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving combined for 54 points, powering the red-hot Dallas Mavericks to a strong 111-92 road win over the Miami Heat to claim their 50th win of the season.

Doncic, the NBA’s current scoring leader, registered another all-around game of 28 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists as his late bucket in the closing moments of the second quarter gave Dallas a 20-point halftime lead.

 Luka Doncic is simply UNFAIR 💯pic.twitter.com/6Aw1mu7e0C

Irving added 25 markers, five triples and four dimes for the Mavericks, who stretched their winning streak to five games.

 Kyrie Irving shows off an array of moves to beat the shot clock buzzer in the 1st quarter! 🚨😲

Dallas built their biggest lead of the game at 72-47 after a Derrick Jones Jr. floater in the early moments of the third frame.

After the Heat cut the lead to a single digit at 94-86 off a Tyler Herro jumper, the Mavs went on a 17-6 run in the final 8:44 seconds of regulation to sweep their season series over the last year’s NBA finalists.

 Ball movement 🤌 pic.twitter.com/tCbzOXSSVx

Meanwhile, Tyler Herro topscored the Heat with 21 points while Kevin Love chipped in 16 points, 11 rebounds and four triples off the bench. Caleb Martin added 14 and Jimmy Butler had 12.


The Heat are coming off a gutsy double-overtime win over the Hawks in Atlanta, Tuesday. With victories in its final three games--against the Mavericks today and then against the Raptors twice--Miami could have guaranteed itself no worse than the seventh-best position in the Eastern Conference standings.

However, those hopes took a huge dent as the Heat couldn’t overcome a flat start, a 17-turnover game, and eventually fell to a 20-19 record at home.

Miami (44-36) stayed in the eight spot in the East, two games back of the sixth-seed Indiana Pacers (46-34) and a game back of the seventh-ranked Philadelphia 76ers (45-35).

Dallas, on the other hand, improved to a 50-30 win-loss slate, just one-and-a-half game back of the fourth-seed LA Clippers (51-28), that could possibly a West first round match-up.