NBA: Dallas Mavericks with shaky victory against New Orleans Pelicans despite next explosion of Luka Doncic
The Dallas Mavericks have set a dream start and the New Orleans Pelicans with 125: 118 are defeated. Luka Doncic needed only three-quarters for 45 points, but the Pelicans made it exciting in the final quarter.
- New Orleans Pelicans (23-36) – Dallas Mavericks (35-24) 118: 125 (Boxscore)
- Pelicans: McCollum makes the best game in New Orleans
- Dallas starts with triple rain – Herb Jones impressed
New Orleans Pelicans (23-36) – Dallas Mavericks (35-24) 118: 125 (Boxscore)
Dallas started fire hot with 9/12 Triples of Downtown, and the MAVs quickly brought their opponents into FoulBouble. Dallas was already allowed to throw bonus free throws before the team committed his first own foul. Doncic was particularly merciless against all the Switches of the Pelicans, so he sent two stepback threes to the net in the first quarter of two stepback threesters through Jaxson Hayes. For the right completion of the outstanding twelve minutes of his team, he made a deep threesome after stepback to pretend to the buzzer of the first quarter (45:27).
With 4/5 triples, Doncic was already at 19 points at this time, in the second quarter he added only 6 meters. In the third section he trumped himself, after another 20 points he stood at 45. His Career-High of 51 points, which he was only a week ago against the clippers, seemed in danger, but eventually did not fall for Doncics’s curious weakness: in He often awards his best games awards some free throw. With 13 seconds to play, he set two freebies next to it, which he remained at 49 points.
17/35 was his final throwing rate, with five failures at the end, it came to the three-rate ratio of 7/14. He collected 15 rebounds and played 8 assists at 5 turnover in 38 minutes of use.
Support came mainly by Jalen Brunson (23, 3/4 3P, 6 Assists) and Maxi Kleber, which contributes 20 points (3/5 3p) in 25 minutes from the bank. Doncic was to note the fatigue in the last quarter (2/9 fg), which used the Pelicans directly to start a rapid comeback.
Pelicans: McCollum makes the best game in New Orleans
The last section went to the hosts at 37:20, but New Orleans did not approach more than -5. C.J. McCollum made his best game as Pelican so far and led his team with 38 meters (14/26 FG, 7/10 3P) and 5 assists at 4 turnover.
Jonas Valanciunas posted a strong double-double with 16 (8/13 FG) and 18 rebounds, Devonte ‘Graham (12) and Tony Snell (11) each met 4/6 FG coming from the bench. Jaxson Hayes was offensive successfully with 18 points (6/9 FG, 6/7 FT), but fouled three times in the first quarter and was only 26 minutes on the parquet. Herbert Jones (9) also found in Foulstrouble, but he was able to prepare Doncic as the only pel but at least short-term problems. Brandon Ingram played 8 assists, but only hit 6/21 from the field for Magere 12 points.
Dorian Finney-Smith closed the threesome party of the MAVs with 4/5 for 14 points and 3 steads. For the struck Reggie Bullock, Josh Green was allowed to start, but remained extremely inconspicuous (0, 0/2 FG) in 25 minutes. Among the new additions Spencer Dinwiddie made the better figure (8, 3/5), which did not mean much in Davis Bertan’s total failure (1/7 3p).
Dallas starts with triple rain – Herb Jones impressed
The MAVs set the course directly on victory with a furious start. Dallas met four of his first five threesters and was already in the bonus with five fouls against the Pelicans before the MAVs foul the first time. Through the hot start of downtown Dallas also got simple litters in the zone, the section went to the guests at 45:27.
With Doncic on the bench, the openly cooled slightly, but New Orleans hardly used this opportunity to reduce the residue. 12 seconds after its comprehension, Doncic then banged the next stepback threesome before Hayes started on the other side 7: 0 single-handed. In this phase, Herb Jones showed impressive defense against Doncic, the Dallas at least slowed (71:58 for break).
In the third quarter, the Pels even came to -8 ran before Doncic had something to succeed and personally caused 16 MAVS points in a row by throw or assist. With a Dunk at the end of the quarter (105: 81) he made the 45 full. At this time, only exciting was how long he will stand on the parquet and how many points he will end up.
With 49 and 10 minutes to play Doncic came to the bench, the 24-point leadership of the MAVs shrank quickly to +15, whereby your superstar did not allow peace. Doncic came back for the last 6:38 minutes, but New Orleans could not stop themselves and shortened in the form of Ingram even to play at -5 at 3:36 minutes. But just in time, however, the MAVs got a defensive access, the Pelicans then only met a throw from the field.
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