Coming into last night's matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks were on a two-game losing streak.
In a stressful game that would keep Mavs fans awake past midnight, the Mavs would take the win against the Lakers by a score of 104-101.
The “LuKai” duo would combine for 58 points on the night and would hit multiple clutch shots to help get the victory.
3 Studs, 2 duds in Mavericks’ clutch road win against Lakers
With Dereck Lively II going down on a hard fall early in the third quarter, it was a next man up mentality for this team.
As a team, the Mavericks shot a scrappy 32 percent from three.
The Mavs would begin the fourth quarter with a 20-point lead, but with Austin Reaves and LeBron James knocking down tough shots, they would take the lead with 1:16 remaining.
With just around 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Doncic would drive to the middle of the paint and kick it out to Irving for the game-winning 3-pointer to help secure the Mavs win.
Here are your three studs and two duds from the road win.
Honorable Mention: Richaun Holmes
One of the key reasons the Mavs were able to get the win was due to the excellent performance of Richaun Holmes.
After having a solid performance against the Kings, Jason Kidd threw Holmes in the rotation as the backup center in the win against the Lakers.
In 23 minutes of play, Holmes put up four points, 10 rebounds, and a block. What can’t go on the stat sheet, but made a big impact in the win was Holmes and his use of the screen assists which would allow Doncic to get multiple easy buckets.
With a great performance in the win and no update on Lively II and his injury, expect Holmes to stick in the rotation for a long time.
5. Stud - Josh Green
After having a very flat start to the season, Josh Green was able to showcase his talents and prove to the front office and fans that he was worthy of a contract extension.
In the win, Green had a season high of 15 points and shot a very solid 3-6 from the 3-point line.
A positive note to take from the win as well was that Green was starting to create his own shot rather than strictly being a catch-and-shoot option.
Green would also make big defensive plays throughout the night to help create offensive momentum for the Mavs. It’s unclear as to why he saw minimal playing time in the second half.
Green has proven to be the perfect fit for this Mavs team in the last few games with his capabilities to play in a fast-paced offense and be a catch-and-shoot player in the corner for Doncic and Irving
With scoring in double digits and shooting above 50 percent from the field in the last two games, expect Green to make a big impact in the Mavs' game this Saturday against the LA Clippers.