Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from Game 6 loss to the LA Clippers
The Dallas Mavericks were facing a must-win in game six. The Clippers dominated the last meeting to take a three games to two lead in the series. Luka Doncic and the Mavs had to bounce back or their season was over.
The team announced that Kristaps Porzingis had a torn meniscus on Friday. He was ruled out for the remainder of the series. The Mavericks left the door open that he could return if they advanced to the second round or beyond.
Defeating the Clippers without KP would not be easy. Doncic had a monster performance on Sunday afternoon, but it was not enough. LA picked up the 111-97 win to clinch the series. There was still plenty for Mavs fans to learn from the game, though.
5 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks loss to LA Clippers in Game 6
Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of this series. He delivered again on Sunday afternoon. Leonard had 33 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, and five steals in the win. Dallas had no answers for Kawhi all series. That could be something the Mavs look at when making additions this offseason.
Luka Doncic kept Dallas in the game. He needed some help, though. Only two other Mavericks scored in double-figures. The Clippers doubled the 21-year-old superstar and his teammates failed to connect on the open looks to keep their season alive.
Here are five takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks game six loss to the LA Clippers on Aug. 30.
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