DALLAS MAVERICKS-SACRAMENTO KINGS 105-99 | THE TABLE
The Dallas Mavs start better, dragged by an Luka Doncic immediately with great impact on the match: 4 points and 3 assists in the initial 12-3, that is his hand on all points of the home team. Sacramento’s defense struggled at the start, conceding 24 points in the first 7 minutes to the Mavs, which already significantly lengthen (+13). They are the second lines of the Californians – with the rookie Davion Mitchell but also with Tristan Thompson – to drive the guest reaction, which also returned to -4 but closed the first quarter with still 9 points behind Dallas (31-22). Sacramento opens the second period better, with a 10-2 partial, and goes into contact, but Doncic thinks about it with a foul & basket to give distance to the Mavs. A 5-0 of the hosts entering in the last 5 minutes of the first half marks the extension of Doncic and his teammates, forcing the time-out Kings, 7 down again, 44-37. The Slovenian is always the most dangerous – especially when approaching – at Mavs, but he fights with the basket both from the line (2/6) and from three (all wrong the first 4 shots from distance): the end of the second quarter is all his own anyway, e Dallas takes advantage of it, going at the interval on +6, 53-47. I am Doncic’s 16 points at half-time, 10 with a single shooting error (5/6) those of Richaun Holmes for Sacramento, which continues remains in the race at the American Airlines Center after the first 24 minutes, despite the 2/16 of the three-point Kings, who, however, get double the points of their opponents from the bench (14-7).
The second half
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a Doncic (often) norvoso get a technical foul in the partial that sees i Kings put your head for the first time in the evening in front, on 60-59, after chasing even 15 points in the first half. The game remains balanced throughout the third quarter, confirming the slow pace (very few points on the break) and consequently generating a low score. I am 5 consecutive points from Reggie Bullock to give a break to the race before the last mini-stop, with the Mavs returning to secure a double digit advantage (82-72) and thus cut back on Sacramento’s attempt to recover. Buddy Held try to get involved, and after having argued for a long time with the iron from a long distance finds two triples in a few minutes that give hope to his Kings, still in the race (91-83) also thanks to the moving effort under the boards of Tristan Thompson. Just with the triples, never entered in the evening, one of Haliburton, another of Hield, Sacramento returns to -3, scaring Dallas, which he has to rely on Luka Doncic: his own triple from midfield is the single most incredible play of the evening, inspiring a 5-0 that brings the Mavs back to +8. It is decisive tear, because the Kings can’t make it back to the game anymore: the Slovenian n ° 77 from Dallas closes by only touching the triple double (23 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds) and brings the Mavs back to success after two consecutive knockouts. Sacramento has six double-digit players, led by an excellent Richaun Holmes in double double with 22 points and 13 rebounds, but it pays a terrible three-point 7/36. He finished 105-99 for the Mavs, who take their fourth win of the season.
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Doncic touches the triple double: Kings ko with the Mavs