Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 29 to knot series vs. Clippers in sim

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had a 29-point double-double to propel his team to victory over the LA Clippers in game four of the Strat-O-Matic simulation.

The Dallas Mavericks are waiting for the NBA season to return. There was a bit of optimism on Tuesday. It appears the league is moving toward a resumption at some point this summer. Stay tuned for developments as they become available.

With play suspended, Strat-O-Matic decided to do a simulation of the season. The Mavericks advanced past the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs. Now, they are taking on the LA Clippers.

The Clippers won the first two games in Los Angeles. The Mavs won the third as the series shifted back to Dallas. Game four took place on Tuesday evening. Let us look at the results.

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Mavs knot series

The Dallas Mavericks got off to a strong start. They held a 16-point lead at halftime. The Clippers absolutely blitzed them in the third quarter. Kawhi Leonard scored eight straight points at one point. LA was up by one heading into the fourth with momentum on their side.

The Mavs would not be denied, though. They went on a run to pick up the 107-104 victory in front of their home crowd.

Luka Doncic had his best game of the series on Tuesday. He finished with 29 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists. Kristaps Porzingis also had a fantastic game finishing with 22 points on just nine field goal attempts.

The series is now tied at two games apiece as it heads back to Los Angeles. The Mavericks need to win one in LA. That will be easier said than done, though. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have played phenomenally at home.

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The pivotal game five takes place on Thursday. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for more on that contest and all things Dallas Mavericks.