Defeating the Charlotte Hornets 127-59, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks handed LaMelo Ball and co. the largest preseason loss between two NBA teams.
On Wednesday night, we witnessed something incredible. Luka Doncic and his Dallas Mavericks handed the Charlotte Hornets a dreadful 68-point loss, pulverizing them 127-59, at the Spectrum Center in North Carolina, giving the 8,500+ fans in attendance a game-of-a-lifetime.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) October 14, 2021
After grabbing the lead with Kristaps Porzingis’ 3-point shot in the very first minute of the game, the Mavs never trailed the Hornets. And scored more points (61) in a half, than LaMelo Ball and co. scored in 4 whole quarters.
With this embarrassing 68-point loss, Dallas has now handed Charlotte the largest preseason defeat between two NBA teams. And the second-largest preseason loss. The first? James Harden’s 2019 Houston Rockets defeating the Shanghai Sharks 140-71 (69-point difference).
NBA Twitter reacts to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks destroying the Hornets by 68 points
As soon as the game ended, NBA Twitter brought out their most ruthless jokes and trolled the Hornets for suffering such a disastrous loss.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 14, 2021
‘21 preseason Dallas Mavericks > ‘96 Chicago Bulls
— House Mavericks (@HouseMavericks) October 13, 2021
Charlotte Hornets be like… pic.twitter.com/vpnEKWm8n0
— Mavs Fans For Life (@MavsFansForLife) October 14, 2021
Charlotte letting fans hoop tonight? https://t.co/YGGdRbkjYE
— Jeff (@JeffJSays) October 14, 2021
The Hornets GM right now pic.twitter.com/BYKFZ244Od
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) October 14, 2021
Calling Michael Jordan’s team’s performance poor would be an understatement. Agreed it’s only the preseason, but suffering such a monumental loss just days prior to the commencement of the regular season is a matter of grave concern.