The Dallas Mavericks made an impressive fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 113-111 at the Barclays Center on March 16. They trailed by 12 at the start of the final period, but Dallas would not be denied as they picked up their third straight victory. Spencer Dinwiddie hit his second straight game-winner for Dallas, and this time it was a buzzer-beater to sink the Nets.
Superstar Luka Doncic put on a show on Wednesday night. He had 12 points in each of the first two quarters and had 33 after three. The Nets were switching, and the 23-year-old was feasting on mismatches. Dallas got back in the game in the fourth with Luka on the bench, but he played a key role down the stretch.
The Mavericks had 34 points in the fourth as Dinwiddie sank 15. Luka finished with 37 and narrowly missed a triple-double as Dallas continues to play incredible basketball down the stretch. Here is a closer look at Wednesday’s win.
Dallas Mavericks defeat Nets on Spencer Dinwiddie buzzer-beater after Luka Doncic nets 37
Doncic was locked in on Wednesday night in Brooklyn. He had the step back on full display, but fans saw plenty of craft from the 23-year-old superstar too. Below is a beautiful finish from Luka through contact.
Number 77 finished with 37 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, two steals, and one block in 39 minutes of action against the Nets. He made 14 of his 26 field goals, including sinking five 3-pointers and all four of his free throws at the Barclays Center.
Spencer Dinwiddie took over the fourth quarter against his former team. The 6’5 guard had just seven points in the first three periods before exploding for 15 in the final frame.
The Nets grabbed the lead after a Kevin Durant 3-pointer with ten seconds left. Luka had the ball for the final shot, but Brooklyn doubled, so Doncic dished to Dinwiddie for his second straight game-winner. See the play below.
The Nets had 91 points in the first three quarters as Dallas attempted to double team Kevin Durant every time he touched the ball. Brooklyn was feasting off the doubles with layups and open threes. The Mavericks stopped doubling in the fourth with Maxi Kleber mixing with Dorian Finney-Smith on Durant. KD finished with 23 points as the Nets shot 49.5 percent from the field, but it was not enough as the Mavs grabbed the victory.
Jalen Brunson finished with 18 points and Dwight Powell had 12 as the Mavericks used a team effort to defeat the Nets in Brooklyn. Both teams were shorthanded on Wednesday night, and the Mavs made another impressive comeback as they picked up their 43rd win of the season.
The Dallas Mavericks close out their five-game road trip with a back-to-back beginning Friday night in Philadelphia. They face the Sixers and Hornets before heading home to take on the Timberwolves on Monday night. Every game is massive as the Mavs attempt to get homecourt in the first round of the playoffs, and fans won’t want to miss a second of the action, so stay tuned.