Los Angeles – – Luka Doncic He hit a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime, finishing with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists. Dallas Mavericks‘ 119-115 double overtime win los angeles lakers on thursday night.
Doncic achieved his 56th career triple-double on that pair’s clutch 3-pointer, hitting with 6 seconds left in regulation and again clocking 47.8 seconds in the first OT. Christian Wood Added 24 points and 14 rebounds in the Mavs’ fourth straight win against the Lakers.
Said “We knew we weren’t away from it” Tim Hardaway Jr.22 points and 8 rebounds. “Anytime (No.) 77 is on the floor, you know you have a chance.”
Spencer Dinwiddie A 6-0 second-half run doubled the OT for the Mavs, who scored twice in their second win in five games.
“We gave ourselves a chance to win,” James said. He went 9-for-28 and missed all seven of his 3-point attempts. ‘We didn’t win the game at the end’
Los Angeles had recovered from a 19-point deficit in regulation and was on the brink of an unlikely victory, but could never match Doncic’s dramatic talents.
“I’m more tired now,” said Doncic, who rested just nine seconds in the last 40 minutes. “I’m glad it was a match with energy. Now I need to rest.”
The Lakers took the lead through a Dennis Schrader layup with 1:31 remaining in regulation, but Westbrook made two free throws with 11.8 seconds remaining to give them a 101-98 advantage. Doncic coolly passed his screen on the perimeter and scored his 3-pointer to tie the score on his goal in the first field of the 4th quarter.
“I honestly thought they were going to foul, so I was a little surprised,” Doncic said. “I tried to get up before my opponent fouled me.”
The Lakers double-teamed Doncic throughout the fourth quarter, except for that possession, and coach Durbin Hamm said he wanted the Lakers to try another player for a shot.
Westbrook said, “He hit a tough shot. It’s simple. You just move on. Find a better way to run.”
Troy Brown missed a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer and failed to get what appeared to be clear contact and a foul call from Hardaway.
The Lakers put pressure on Doncic again in the first overtime, and Westbrook was called up for a flagrant foul midway through the period. James hit two free throws late in the first overtime to put the Lakers ahead 108-105, but Doncic hit another tying 3-pointer and Wood scored James’ layup just before the buzzer. blocked the attempt.
Doncic then hit a go-ahead layup midway through the second overtime. The Lakers missed four of his five shots in the final and fouled him offensively in his final two minutes.
James returned from missing one game with a sore left ankle, but the Lakers were still short. Anthony DavisRonnie Walker, Austin Reeves When Patrick BeverleyInjuries forced Ham to use the 23rd starting lineup in 42 games.
Lakers: Brown returned from three games out and scored eight with a sore right quadriceps. … Beverly was out with a non-COVID illness.
Mavericks: Saturday in Portland.
The Lakers: Host Philadelphia on Sunday.
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