Dallas Mavericks bounce back with dominating win over Rockets behind Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks bounced back after a disappointing performance against the New York Knicks to defeat the Rockets 113-100 in Houston on Friday night. Superstar Luka Doncic led the way with a 30-point double-double as the Mavs outscored the Rockets by 16 in his 36 minutes on the floor.

It was an impressive team effort just two days after being played off the floor by the Knicks. The Mavericks were without Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith on Friday night as both players sat with injuries, but it didn’t slow down their offense as Dallas scored 67 first-half points.

Doncic was the star of the show in Houston, but it took a total team effort. Here is a closer look at the Mavs performance before looking ahead to what is next.

Dallas Mavericks bounce back with dominating win over Rockets behind Luka Doncic

The Mavs controlled the game throughout, despite Houston making a fourth-quarter run to trim the lead to 14, and force head coach Jason Kidd to put Luka Doncic back into the contest. The 23-year-old made sure they closed it out as he finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and two blocks.

Dwight Powell stepped up with 26 points and 12 boards in the win. The 6'10 big man has been on fire since the calendar flipped to 2022 where he is shooting over 70 percent from the field.

Spencer Dinwiddie replaced Jalen Brunson in the starting five and stayed hot. He produced 16 points, seven assists, two steals, and one block in 33 minutes of action.

Josh Green filled in for Dorian Finney-Smith in the starting five and played 36 key minutes in Friday’s win. He had ten points, six rebounds, four steals, and two blocks.

Trey Burke played 23 minutes of the bench, which was a season-high, and he scored 15 important points in the Mavericks win.

The Dallas Mavericks have won six of their last seven games and will be looking to make it a winning streak as they travel to Boston to face the Celtics on Sunday afternoon. Jayson Tatum and company have won five straight, and fans will not want to miss the contest, so be sure to tune in.

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