The Dallas Mavericks fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 111-101 on Friday night as Philly seemingly could not miss. Jalen Brunson was outstanding in his return to the City of Brotherly Love as he finished 24 points on ten of 14 shooting from the field, but the Sixers connected on 16 of their 38 threes to secure the victory. Philly shot 49.3 percent from the field in an impressive performance to top the red hot Mavs.
Mavs superstar Luka Doncic could not find his jumper on March 18. He made just five of his 20 field goal attempts, but it did not stop the 23-year-old from being productive. Doncic finished with 17 points, ten assists, and seven boards in 35 minutes of action.
The Sixers snapped the Mavericks' three-game winning streak on Friday night behind the duo of Joel Embiid and James Harden. Here is a look at why the loss and Luka’s struggles could be a positive for tomorrow's game in Charlotte.
Luka Doncic struggles to find shot as Dallas Mavericks fall Sixers
There have not been many nights where Doncic has been unable to find his shot this season. His 17 points were his fourth-lowest total, and according to Bobby Karalla, he shot below 33 percent from the field for just the third time. Luka has gone for 40-plus on the next night the other two times.
The Mavs and Sixers split the season series as Joel Embiid rumbled for 32 points, eight rebounds, four assists, five steals, and one block on Friday night. Philly's big man only strengthen his case for MVP honors as he led the way in the win over Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks are back in action on Saturday night as they travel to Charlotte to face the Hornets. LaMelo Ball and company are fighting for a playoff spot, and fans should expect fireworks from two of the best young players in the league. It is a cannot miss contest, so be sure to tune in and enjoy.