The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Detroit Pistons 131-113 in their final road game of the regular season to give them their first 50-win season since 2015. The Pistons were shorthanded on April 6, but they played with a ton of energy. Ultimately, Luka Doncic and the Mavs were just too much as their 23-year-old superstar led the way.
Doncic was not in peak form in Detroit, but that did not stop him from going off. He produced 26 points, 14 assists, eight rebounds, and one steal in 34 minutes of action. Luka was eight of 21 from the field, including making just two of 11 3-point tries, but the Mavericks outscored the Pistons by 17 with their superstar on the floor.
The Mavericks dominated the game and used an incredible team effort to pick up the win. Here is a look at their performance in Detroit before taking a look at what is left in the regular season.
Dallas Mavericks defeat Detroit Pistons to secure 50-win season
Luka Doncic showed off his mid-range game against the Pistons on Wednesday night. His streak of 30-point contests ended at five straight, but it was still an impressive performance from Luka.
The Mavericks played nine players before the last two minutes on April 6, and every player scored at least nine points with six finishing in double-figures. Jalen Brunson had 24 points on nine of 15 shooting as Dallas shared the ball and everyone was clicking as they defeated the Pistons in Detroit.
The Mavs shot 57.0 percent from the field on Wednesday night, including making 15 3-pointers. It was sparked by an incredible third quarter where Dallas made 82.4 percent of their field goals by making 14 of 17. They looked unstoppable and ready for the postseason on April 6.
The Dallas Mavericks have just two games left in the regular season as they host the Trail Blazers and Spurs. Luka Doncic and company are hoping to move up to third in the Western Conference, but they will need to win out and get help to make it a reality. Expect the Mavs to hold up their ending of the bargain, and fans won’t want to miss a second of the action.