This defeat for the Dallas Mavericks could have dire consequences!
Maves lost in the third game of the first playoff round of the NBA to a home crowd to the Los Angeles Clippers with 108: 118. This resulted in the Clippers being shortened to 1: 2 in the best series out of seven, and 0: 3 meant an almost certain end .
Especially annoying to the Mavs: In front of 17705 fans at the American Airlines Arena, Dallas got off to a great start and was already ahead of 11:30 in the first quarter – but then the Clippers came 14-0 back.
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Mavs superstar Luka Doncic tried everything and barely missed a hat-trick with 44 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
Doncic is historically good – but the poringsings disappointment
Doncic is the first player in NBA history to score no fewer than 275 points, 75 rebounds and 75 assists in his first nine playoff matches. Even Michael Jordan or LeBron James couldn’t do that.
But the Slovenian received little support from his team-mates this time, especially the alleged co-star Kristaps Porzingis who was disappointed with just nine points and three rebounds in 34 minutes.
“I didn’t play the way I could. I got frustrated at times and just tried to keep my head up. I tried to play hard and wanted to do the things I could do,” Porsinges said as he criticized himself.
German player Maxi Klipper contributed 14 points as a starting point – Nowitzki was also among the spectators again and received a thunderous ovation when he appeared on the video cube with JJ Barea.
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On the other hand, stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George had a good day, scoring 36 and 29 points respectively – too much for the lone MAF fighter that day.
Dallas wants to end a negative streak in the playoffs. Since winning the title in 2011 with superstar Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks have always failed in the first round at the latest.
The fourth game will be played again Sunday evening in Dallas.
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