LOS ANGELES – Luka Doncic delivered a 41-point triple-double to energy the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-113 victory over NBA champions Golden State on Tuesday in a rematch of final season’s Western Convention finals.
Dallas’ Slovenian star added 12 rebounds and 12 assists within the victory — his 51st profession triple-double and his fifth this season.S
The Mavs, who fell to the Warriors in 5 video games in final season’s convention finals, wanted each little bit of the “Luka Magic.”
Though they jumped to a fast 23-6 lead, the Warriors had reduce the deficit to 1 level at halftime thanks largely to the efforts of their bench, who outscored the Mavs reserves 43-29.
Doncic scored 13 factors within the third quarter, however the Mavs nonetheless couldn’t shake Warriors, the lead altering palms six occasions within the action-packed fourth that ended with the Mavs snapping a four-game dropping streak.
Stephen Curry scored 32 factors for Golden State, together with a three-pointer over Maxi Kleber for a 110-108 lead with 2:09 to play.
However Doncic fed Tim Hardaway for a three-pointer and blocked a Curry try earlier than teammate Josh Inexperienced banked in a shot and the Mavericks took the lead for good.
Hardaway scored 22 factors for the Mavericks and Spencer Dinwiddie added 14 earlier than he was ejected for a flagrant foul after an elbow to the face of Jordan Poole early within the fourth.
It was a morale-boosting efficiency for Hardaway, whose struggles this season included a six-point effort in a loss to Milwaukee on Sunday.
New York’s Julius Randle celebrated his twenty eighth birthday with a season-high 36 factors because the Knicks trounced the Pistons 140-110 in Detroit.
“I’m getting previous,” Randle quipped in a post-game interview with MSG Community after a standout efficiency that included seven rebounds, 5 assists and a steal. “I’ve obtained to cherish these video games.”
Quentin Grimes, Jalen Brunson and RJ Barrett scored 16 factors apiece for the Knicks and Immanuel Quickley added 15 off the bench.
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