Fan ‘arrested for throwing cup towards Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic’ during Nets’ overtime loss
Fan ‘is ARRESTED for throwing cup of ice on to the court and splattering Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic’ during overtime of the Nets’ 129-125 loss at Barclay Center
- A fan was reportedly arrested Thursday night for throwing a cup on the court
- The unidentified person threw a cup which landed near Mavs star Luka Doncic
- The incident occurred in Brooklyn with less than two minutes remaining in OT
- Doncic and the Mavs won out 129-125 to extend the Nets’ losing streak to three
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A fan has reportedly been arrested at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Thursday night after throwing a cup in the direction of Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic.
With 1:40 seconds remaining in overtime, one spectator involved himself in the action, launching a plastic cup onto the floor, splattering near the Slovenian sensation.
According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, the perpetrator who reportedly threw a cup of ice has since been arrested.
Doncic appeared to be initially startled as the cup broke behind him in between the midcourt and three-point arc.
But it did little to slow down the Doncic-powered Mavericks who held on to defeat a struggling Nets team.
Doncic was the star of Thursday night’s show inside the Barclays, totaling 41 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season.
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic was initially startled by the cup breaking on-court
The game came to a brief stoppage following the incident before the Mavericks closed it out
Brooklyn Nets staff quickly rushed to the floor to attend to the broken plastic and spillage
The visiting Mavericks dominated most of the additional period and held on for a 129-125 victory over Brooklyn.
Dallas outscored the Nets 17-13 in OT, and it began with Doncic snapping a 112-112 tie by hitting a go-ahead 18-footer.
He then got assists on 3-pointers by Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber and Reggie Bullock to extend the Mavericks’ lead to 123-114 with 3:10 remaining.
Doncic had no concept of what was happening behind him as Kevin Durant shot free throws
The Nets pulled to within 127-123 on a 3-pointer by Kevin Durant with 26.2 seconds left and were within 128-125 following two free throws by Kyrie Irving with 16.5 seconds left.
Dallas’ Bullock split two free throws with 7.5 seconds left, and the game ended when Durant missed a 3-pointer right before the buzzer.
The overtime defeat was Brooklyn’s third consecutive loss despite the unadulterated brilliance of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
A cup was launched from the stands (top right) before breaking upon contact with the court
The Slovenian sensation turned it on for 41 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in New York
Irving scored 39 points, meanwhile Durant added 37 as Brooklyn shot 46.2 percent and hit 12 3-pointers in 35 attempts.
The Mavericks return home where they will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
While the Nets hope to snap their losing streak at the Barclays vs. Indiana Saturday night.
Doncic and Brooklyn superstar Kyrie Irving shared a nice moment together following the game
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