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Mavs Step Back Reactions: Kyrie Irving Nails Outrageous Buzzer-Beating Floater to Defeat Nuggets!

The Dallas Mavericks got a cathartic win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday afternoon as Kyrie Irving capped off a perfect closing to the game by hitting an insane left-handed floater over Nikola Jokic at the buzzer. Our Mavs Step Back Podcast gives a full game recap, as well as live footage from the sideline of Irving's game-winning shot.

DALLAS – If you're looking for an epic playoff atmosphere, look no further than what transpired at American Airlines Center on Sunday afternoon as a jam-packed, raucous St. Patrick Day's crowd took in the most memorable Dallas Mavericks game of the season.

With 25.0 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Mavs found themselves down 105-102 – after leading by as many as 13 points earlier in the period – until Luka Doncic tied the game with a clutch 3-pointer. After Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray missed a go-ahead attempt for Denver, Dallas had the ball with 2.8 seconds remaining and a chance to win the game in walk-off fashion.


Maxi Kleber inbounded the ball to Kyrie Irving, who then curled around Nikola Jokic and put up an outrageous, left-handed floater that went through the net as the buzzer sounded to give the Mavs a 107-105 win. The euphoric roar from the AAC crowd was enough to give anyone in attendance a natural high ... unless, of course, you were a Nuggets fan.

“It felt good," Irving said. "It’s a play that we work on during shootaround pretty often, so it felt good to execute. I had trust in my teammates out there and, in the end, being lucky enough to hit a left-hand floater. I looked at it after the game and I was pretty far out. Shots that I work on and just being ambidextrous and just trusting the skills that I work on.”

On the latest episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, we give a full recap of the Mavs' unbelievable win over the Nuggets, including our thoughts on Irving and Doncic's individual performances, Daniel Gafford's defensive impact on Jokic, P.J. Washington continuing to make a positive impact despite staying in a major shooting slump, and much, much more.

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