The Dallas Mavericks let one slip away in Utah, but they came out and dominated Game 5 as they picked up a 102-77 win over the Jazz to take a 3-2 edge in the series. Superstar Luka Doncic led the way as Dallas went off on both ends of the floor on April 25 in arguably the team’s best performance of the season.
Anyone wondering how the Mavs would respond after their heartbreaking loss in Game 4 got their answer on Monday night. Dallas controlled the action from the opening tip in a contest that was never in question. Luka and company have all the momentum as the series shifts back to Utah, but fans should not forget that the Mavericks were up 3-2 on the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs last year before losing the final two games.
The Mavs will be looking to close it out on the road on Thursday night, but there was plenty that fans can take away from the team’s impressive Game 5 win. Here is a closer look at Monday’s contest.
3 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks Game 5 playoff win over Utah Jazz
The craziest part of the Mavs' Game 5 win was they shot just 27.9 percent on 43 attempts from 3-point range and they turned the ball over double-digit times, but it did not matter. Luka was not going to let Dallas lose on their home floor, and they out hustled the Jazz all night.
The Dallas Mavericks sent a clear message in Game 5, and here are the three biggest takeaways for fans from the impressive victory.