Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 36 in loss to the Pacers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had 36 points, but it was not enough as the team fell to the Indiana Pacers on March 8. Find out more here.

The Dallas Mavericks were looking to make it three straight victories as they wrapped up their homestand against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday evening. It promised to be an exciting game between two playoff-bound teams.

The Mavs struggled out of the gates. The Pacers led early, but Dallas kept things interesting all night. The game went down to the wire with Indiana picking up a 112-109 win inside the American Airlines Center. Domantas Sabonis led the way for the Pacers with 20 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists.

Luka Doncic was the man of the night for the Mavericks. He finished with 36 points, ten rebounds, eight assists, and one steal. Dallas was struggling, so Luka put the team on his back. He had 33 points in the first three quarters to help the Mavs stay in the game.

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It was an impressive performance that featured plenty of highlights. Here is a look at his best plays against the Pacers.

Tim Hardaway Jr. also had a fantastic game. Seth Curry was out with an ankle injury, so THJ stepped up. He finished with 30 points and six 3-pointers made.

The Mavericks struggled with injuries. Only ten players dressed for the game. They were also hurt by a poor shooting night from Kristaps Porzingis. He produced nine points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 38 minutes of action. KP finished three of 17 from the field and missed all five of his 3-pointers.

Up next

The Dallas Mavericks are back on the road as they travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs on Tuesday evening. It is a nationally televised game on TNT. Fans are not going to want to miss it. The Mavs are going to the season sweep against the Spurs.

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