The Dallas Mavericks have beaten the Atlanta Hawks with 103: 94 in another defensive battle. Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson had massive foul problems, but Atlanta could not use this. So Doncic – with support – Dallas still lead to a victory.
- Dallas Mavericks (31-23) – Atlanta Hawks (25-28) 103: 94 (Boxscore)
- Doncic and Brunson with foul problems – MAVs still win
Dallas Mavericks (31-23) – Atlanta Hawks (25-28) 103: 94 (Boxscore)
Doncic played only 28 minutes at the end, after the superstar had already picked up his foul foul shortly after the break. A little later, the same was also for Jalen Brunson and but thanks to a red-strong defense to victory. In the fourth neighborhood, the Slovene took over again and booked with 18 points (6/17), 10 rebounds and 11 assists another triple double.
But much more important for the MAVs was the shoot, Dallas met 44 percent from the distance (16/36) and sank eight threes from the corner. Three of them went to the account of Reggie Bullock (22, 6/10 threesome), who shared the honors of the Topscorer with Brunson (22, 9/14, 5 Assists). Energy also provided Josh Green (9, 6 rebounds), especially in the third quarter.
Atlanta, however, remained free from the distance (5/25), which was also for Trae Young (17, 6/19 FG, 0/6 threesome, 11 assists), which was no more factor in the final phase and was frustrated. Best player of Hawks was still John Collins, who came to 22 points and 18 rebounds.
Dallas had to renounce Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Glue again, but even without the two Bigs, the defense stood solid again. Young did not come as desired for unfolding, while Doncic approached the threads on the opposite side. An example of this was this fabulous pass for Brunson in the first quarter. With an 8: 0 course, where Dorian Finney-Smith met two threes, Dallas also slowly took control.
Doncic and Brunson with foul problems – MAVs still win
The disinrulation was initially the difference, the hosts played many open throws and met these too. It was noticeable in particular Brunson, who hit his three attempts at halftime one all. But thanks to Collins and Kevin, Atlanta remained huerter, while Doncic had three fouls three minutes before the break. But the Slovene remained on the field and that had followed. 45 seconds before the half, Young pulled the offensive foul against the Movs star, Dallas still took a narrow 54: 50 lead in the pause.
After changing it did not take a minute until Young again clever a foul against Doncic moved, Movs coach Jason Kidd renounced a challenge. And so doncic donated the rest of the third quarter on the bench. The MAVs continued to hatch with the referees, as Brunson was also greeted five minutes later with open arms and a smile of Doncic with five fouls on the bench.
Previously, Dallas had gave up a bit of air with a 7-0 run, but in the episode, Young found more his bigs under the basket. And yet the MAVs also survived this phase. Trey Burke delivered something open, Bullock continued to hit his corner-tearing. With 80:76 it went in the last twelve minutes.
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There, the hosts remained over four minutes without Field Goal, Atlanta could not punish this without Young. Thus Dallas pulled the tooth with aggressive defense the guests to the tooth, too young could not go up any gear. Instead, threesome of Brunson and Bullock made almost two minutes before the end for the decision by working up the MAVS guidance in the two-digit area.