Airport trash talk and gloating from Dirk: Twitter stunned by Mavericks beatdown of Suns

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The Memphis Grizzlies' 39-point drubbing of the Golden State Warriors last week was the most stunning score of the NBA season.

That is until Sunday.

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks now own the crown thanks to a 123-90 Game 7 road win over the Phoenix Suns that prompted some to ponder if there's ever been a more shocking outcome in a Game 7 in any sport. Doncic alone tied the Suns at halftime in a game the Mavericks led 57-27 after two quarters. Meanwhile, Chris Paul and Devin Booker entered the break with a grand total of zero field goals between them.

The final margin of 33 points didn't do justice to the gulf between the two teams in a game that saw a 64-win Suns team flame out short of the conference finals. NBA Twitter had a field day, with Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki leading the charge while tweeting courtside from the Footprint Center.

Dirk chimes in

Other NBA players were watching from home, shocked as the rest of us.

Patrick Beverley, meanwhile, was not here for Jeremy Lin's love for Paul.

Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie joined Doncic in the pile-on with a 30-point effort while shooting 5 of 7 from 3-point distance. He earned a $571,000 bonus in the process and documented the achievement after the final buzzer sounded.

Airport trash talk?

NBA players weren't the only ones piling on the Suns. Apparently airport trash talk is now a thing.

As is police department Twitter trolling.

NBA media, of course, joined in with equal parts shock and jokes.

After the final buzzer sounded it was time to look forward to the Western Conference finals. And that means Steph vs. Luka.

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic greets Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 of the second-round playoff series on May 15, 2022. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic greets Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki after beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 of the second-round playoff series on May 15, 2022. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
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