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WATCH: Luka Doncic goes full James Harden against James Harden

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Monday’s showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets always figured to feature some step-back threes from Luka Doncic and James Harden. Early in the game, the superstar rookie got the ball rolling.

Harden was guarding Doncic in the game’s opening minutes. The reigning NBA MVP then got burned by a move that he’s used to torch many defenders in the past. Doncic pulled up and drilled a long step-back three right in Harden’s face.

That’s just pretty.

Given how often both Doncic and Harden use this shot, we’re guessing that this will not be the last step-back three that we see in this game.