Doncic returns, Mavericks beat Clippers in OT to snap skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, Luka Dončić had 26 in his go back to the Dallas lineup, and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-104 in overtime Tuesday night.

The Mavericks were up 102-92 late in the 4th quarter prior to the Clippers scored 11 of the last 12 indicate require overtime, consisting of a 3-pointer by Paul George at the buzzer. Dallas, however, set up the very first 7 points of overtime and outscored Los Angeles 9-1 to snap a three-game losing streak.

Porzingis, who has actually scored 20 or more in a career-high 7 straight video games, had 6 points in overtime. He likewise made all 10 of his totally free tosses in 40 minutes of action.

Reggie Jackson led the Clippers with 31 points and 10 rebounds. George scored 26.

Dončić, who missed out on the previous 3 video games due to left knee and ankle sprains, likewise had 9 rebounds and 9 helps in 41 minutes. Dallas routed by 6 at halftime however scored 38 points in the 3rd quarter to get an 80-76 benefit entering into the last 12 minutes. Dončić had 15 points in the duration and 4 helps that led to 10 extra Mavericks points.

Jackson struck a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds staying to get LA within 102-100. George then fouled Maxi Kleber with 1.9 seconds staying. Kleber made his very first totally free toss, however missed out on the 2nd. George got the rebound and called a timeout with 1.1 seconds staying.

After the Clippers moved the ball to midcourt, Terance Mann passed to George, who struck a 3-pointer from the ideal corner to send it to overtime.


The Mavericks were 6 of 30 on 3-pointers in Sunday’s loss and began Tuesday’s video game missing their very first 13 from beyond the arc prior to heating up. They went 12 of 26 the rest of the video game.


Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith scored 8 points throughout a 16-5 run midway through the 4th to provide Dallas a double-digit lead. … Jalen Brunson hurt his left foot in the very first half and did not return. … Reggie Bullock (non-COVID-19 disease) and Frank Ntilikina (ideal calf pressure) did not play.

Clippers: George missed his very first 5 shots from the field and didn’t get his very first basket up until there was 1:44 staying in the very first half. … Marcus Morris Sr., who missed out on 15 video games due to a left knee injury, had 10 points in 25 minutes. … Nicolas Batum got in the NBA’s health and wellness procedure prior to the video game and is anticipated to miss out on a minimum of 10 days. LA canceled its early morning shootaround for preventive factors. … The Clippers’ biggest lead was 11 points throughout the very first quarter and late in the 2nd prior to Dallas scored the last 5 indicate get to 48-42 at halftime. … Mann got an ostentatious 1 nasty throughout the 3rd quarter.


Mavericks: Return house to deal with the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

Clippers: Host the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.