Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic scores 28 in win over Nuggets
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic dropped 28 points as they picked up an important win over the Denver Nuggets on March 11. Find out more here.
The Dallas Mavericks were back home on Wednesday night. It was the second of a back-to-back against the Denver Nuggets. The Mavs lost in San Antonio on Tuesday.
Dallas was without several important pieces on March 11. Kristaps Porzingis sat out for his fifth straight second of a back-to-back. Also sidelined were Jalen Brunson (shoulder), Seth Curry (ankle), Dorian Finney-Smith (hip), and Dwight Powell (Achilles). The Mavs had just 11 players dressed, and they only played nine.
It was a back-and-forth game on Wednesday night, but the Mavericks closed strong to pick up the 113-97 victory. They outscored the Nuggets 17 in the fourth quarter.
It was an odd night as the NBA announced they were suspending the season after the action on March 11. No word yet on what happens now, but it was a strong end for Dallas.
Luka Doncic had another monster game. He finished with 28 points, six rebounds, nine assists, and two steals in 38 minutes. Doncic was ten of 22 from the field. He made just six of his 11 free throws, though. Here are Luka’s best plays from the win.
Boban Marjanovic had a career night for Mavericks. He produced 31 points, 17 rebounds, and two steals in 31 minutes of action. It was just his second start of the season. Marjanovic was 12 of 20 from the field and seven of eight on his free throws. The 7’4 center stepped up the absence of Porzingis. He also did well keeping Nikola Jokic in check.
What happens next for the Dallas Mavericks is a bit uncertain. The season has been halted until further notice. The Smoking Cuban will continue providing fans with daily content, though. Please check back to the site on a regular basis.