Luka Doncic, Mavericks hand Nets fourth straight loss – Reuters

The Nets stayed in second place in the Eastern Conference, however fell to 2 1/2 games behind first-place Philadelphia and are now only half a video game ahead of third-place Milwaukee.Kevin Durant tallied 20 points and nine rebounds while Blake Griffin tape-recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. ended up with 23 points and 6 rebounds and made one of two totally free tosses with 5.8 seconds left after the Nets pulled to within three.Dorian Finney-Smith totaled 17 points and eight rebounds. Dwight Powell tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds off the Mavericks bench and Josh Richardson added 10 points.Dallas won regardless of missing out on Kristaps Porzingis (right knee discomfort) for the 4th consecutive game and Maxi Kleber (best Achilles discomfort) for the 2nd game in a row.