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Nothing stops the Slovenian guard Doncic wound that he was once again the most complete player of the decimated Dallas Mavericks by contributing a triple-double in the victory they achieved this Saturday by 112-98 against Orlando Magic in the NBA day.
Doncic contributed 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in what was the second triple-double of the season, he always made the difference in the game of the Mavericks (5-4) who achieved the third consecutive victory and already have a winning record for the first time so far in the new season.
Along with Doncic, the guard-forward Tim hardaway jr. He also shone in a special way as the leading scorer with 36 points, his best mark so far this season, including the eight 3-pointers of 13 attempts he scored. While guard Trey Burke was also on fire with his wrist touch from outside the perimeter, hitting seven 3-of-eight attempts, and reached 29 points.
Hardaway Jr. and Burke’s scoring inspiration from outside the perimeter allowed the Mavericks to finish the game with 20 3-pointers from 40 attempts for a 50% accuracy, being another key to their victory.
Burke, who missed the trip to Denver due to an illness that Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said was not related to the coronavirus, was decisive with his 3s against a team like Orlando, tied for the fewest 3s. allowed per away game.
🚨 Luka beats the buzzer 🚨 pic.twitter.com/KymCXVYUVK
– Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 10, 2021
The Mavericks stayed on the winning track despite the absence of starters, power forward Dorian Finney-Smith and forward Josh Richardson along with backup guard Jalen Brunson, who are in quarantine under the protocols of Covid-19 of the NBA.
“We got to Dallas at 5 o’clock on Friday morning after the whole trip to Denver,” Carlisle stated of the team that skipped the morning basket shoot due to Covid-19 issues. “He was really impressed with our level of focus and concentration. And it all started with Luka (Doncic). He understood exactly what the situation was.”
The Montenegrin-Swiss pivot Nikola Vucevic He posted a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds, and power forward Aaron Gordon scored 16 points as the Orlando team leaders.
Gordon is not enough
Gordon played after missing a 42-point loss to the Houston Rockets with a sore left hamstring returned to Orlado’s team but was unable to avoid the ninth straight loss in the visits to Dallas. In addition, the Magic (6-4) suffered the second loss in a row and are 2-4 after starting the season with a 4-0 streak.
It was Orlando’s second game without starting point guard Markelle Fultz, out of the season with a knee injury, and Gordon He said it was the first time he had played point guard since high school. “The team needs me to step up and carry some of the burden of starting the offense,” Gordon said. “I have to take it on my shoulders to organize ourselves more. There were times when it was just chaotic.”
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