In Kissimmee (USA) at the HP Field House Stadium, the NBA regular-season meeting was held, in which the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Los Angeles Clippers with a score of 111: 126 (22:23, 36:36, 29:32, 24:35). This match went down in the history of the National Basketball Association.
Two players taller than 220 centimeters came out in the starting five of Dallas – Boban Marjanovich, whose height is 223 centimeters, and Kristaps Porzingis, whose height is 221 centimeters. This was the first time in history when two basketball players above 220 centimeters entered the starting lineup of the team.
The 25-year-old Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis and the 21-year-old Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic were among the best players in terms of performance, with 59 points for two.