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Luka Doncic takes playful shot at Dirk Nowitzki when talking improved Dallas defense

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DALLAS, TX - APRIL 9: Luka Doncic #77 and Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks talk during the game against the Phoenix Suns on April 9, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Dallas Mavericks have been an elite offensive team this season, best in the NBA at 117.4 points per possession — a number that would be the best in NBA history, better than any peak Warriors team, the Showtime Lakers, or anyone else.

To go with that, Dallas’ defense has improved and is solid this season, allowing 108.5 points per possession. Why is the Mavericks’ defense better this season? When asked, Luka Doncic used the opportunity to take a playful shot at Dallas legend Dirk Nowitzki. Via Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Well played, Luka. Well played.

Ultimately Dallas’ defense is going to need to improve if they are going to contend, but for now just enjoy the ride with Doncic and a fun Mavericks team. And enjoy the jokes.