Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 34 in loss to the Clippers
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had another fantastic game against the LA Clippers on Jan. 21. Here is a look at his performance.
The Dallas Mavericks had won four straight entering Tuesday’s game against the LA Clippers. It was an important showdown between two of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Mavs were looking to make up a game and get closer to securing homecourt in the first round of the playoffs.
Kristaps Porzingis returned after missing ten straight games with a sore knee. The Unicorn played 27 minutes but struggled to get his shot going. Rust likely played a part in his poor shooting. Porzingis finished with ten points, nine rebounds, one steal, and one block against the Clips.
The air went out of the American Airlines Center in the first quarter when Dwight Powell needed to be helped off the floor after suffering an injury. The Mavs ruled him out before halftime with a right Achilles injury. It looked serious. Fans will have to wait for definitive word but expect Powell to miss significant time.
Tuesday’s game was an exciting contest. Both teams showed out in the NBA’s only contest on the night. Ultimately, the Clippers escaped with a 110-107 victory in Dallas. The Mavs had plenty of chances, but could not secure the win.
Kawhi Leonard and Luka Doncic went back and forth in the second half. The Klaw finished with 36 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in 36 minutes of action. The Mavericks star matched him step for step all night.
Let us take a closer look at the performance including many highlights from Luka Doncic on Jan. 21.
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