Luka Doncic scored 35 factors and grabbed 11 rebounds, Dorian Finney-Smith hit seven 3-pointers en path to 21 factors and the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 103-101 on Tuesday.
Dallas dominated the primary half, constructing a lead of as many as 25 factors earlier than intermission, due to suffocating protection. The Clippers — enjoying the second leg of a back-to-back — shot a woeful 11-for-32 (34.4 p.c) from the ground within the first half.
Los Angeles battled again popping out of the locker room thanks to an entire reversal in its field-goal taking pictures.
The Clippers went a blistering 23 of 32 (71.9 p.c) from the ground within the second half and erased the deficit fully when Nicolas Batum linked on a 3-pointer with 4:12 left within the sport that gave the guests an 89-87 lead.
Batum went 7 of seven from the ground, all from past the 3-point arc, 4 of which got here within the fourth quarter. He completed with 22 factors off the bench.
Los Angeles led inside the three-minute mark, however Finney-Smith knocked down one 3-pointer and Reggie Bullock sank two on three straight Dallas possessions, turning a three-point Clippers lead right into a six-point Mavericks benefit in simply 91 seconds.
Doncic added another 3-pointer with 27.8 seconds remaining to place the sport out of attain for Los Angeles.
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Dallas shot 17 of 43 from lengthy vary in comparison with 12 of 28 for Los Angeles. Bullock, who completed with 13 factors, went 4 of 8 on his 3-point makes an attempt.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 16 factors and dished a team-high six assists, whereas Christian Wooden added 15 factors and 7 rebounds off the bench for the Mavericks.
Paul George led the Clippers with 23 factors, matched Ivica Zubac’s team-high seven rebounds, and equaled Dinwiddie’s six assists, but additionally dedicated 10 turnovers. Los Angeles gave up 21 turnovers in whole to Dallas’ 12.
Marcus Morris Sr. scored 18 factors for the Clippers, whereas John Wall added 17 factors off the bench within the loss.
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