WATCH: Luka Doncic's Amazing Pass in Mavericks' Vital Victory Over Pacers

The Dallas Mavericks achieved a crucial victory over the Indiana Pacers, with a final score of 127-104.

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WATCH: Luka Doncic's Amazing Pass in Mavericks' Vital Victory Over Pacers

The Dallas Mavericks achieved a crucial victory over the Indiana Pacers, with a final score of 127-104. The triumph puts the Mavericks back in contention for the NBA play-in, and saw the return of star player Luka Doncic to the court.

Doncic Shines in Spectacular Performance

Doncic was the standout player of the game, recording 25 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in just 28 minutes of play. This was the 49th game of the season in which Doncic achieved a 20/5/5 performance in key categories.

One of the most memorable moments of the game was a spectacular move by Doncic that quickly went viral on social media. Trapped in a seemingly impossible position with two opponents surrounding him in the corner of the court, Doncic turned around and spotted Jaden Hardy at the other end of the court.

He jumped and made a no-look pass to Hardy, who then scored a three-pointer. The television commentator exclaimed, "How on earth did he find Hardy?!" in reference to Doncic's miraculous pass, which was later declared the assist of the season.

Coach Jason Kidd praised Doncic's ability, saying, "That's what he does. He's one of the best players in the league at finding guys and then he's able to catch and shoot — not just once but multiple times." Pacers coach Rick Carlisle added, "Luka makes a couple of passes that were unbelievable, that only one player in the world can make."

Doncic's Suspension Overturned, Leads Mavericks to Victory

Interestingly, Doncic should not have played in this game at all, as he received his 16th technical foul of the season in the previous match, which automatically suspended him for the next game.

However, the league overturned the 16th technical foul, allowing Doncic to play for Dallas and lead them to a crucial victory. Kyrie Irving added 16 points and six assists for the Mavericks. The Pacers were led by Bennedict Mathurin, who scored 22 points, and Andrew Nembhard, who recorded 17 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a game where the Pacers were missing three starters and a key backup.

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