At the end of the suspense, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks bow to the Lakers after two extensions!

When LeBron James (24 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists) and Luka Doncic (35 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists) compete in a clash of generations, it should be worth watching. Even more so when this rivalry actually needed double overtime (!) to find its winner.

Upon arrival, finally the Mavericks who, at the end of excitement and exhaustion, managed to bow Lakers combative but too fair and undisciplined at important moments (119-115). A victory clearly given to Luka Doncic, author of a new triple-double and, above all, two decisive shots on 3-pts to seize the extensions.

Despite a very good Russell Westbrook (28 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists), Los Angeles therefore bowing for the second time in a row, while dallas is moving forward after its two straight losses.

WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

Los Angeles believed, but Dallas had the last word. There is no discipline in the world, as this failed in the first quarter (22-36) that forced them to chase the score for almost the entire match, the Lakers finally put down their weapons in overtime, in front of the attack of Spencer Dinwiddie and Christian Wood, but also Luka Doncic’s of course. A victory that will not fail to boost the confidence and unity of the Texan group, but is greatly exploited by its coach, while the Californians will be able to think of regrets for their missed opportunities in money timebecause victory is near.

Luka Doncic dominated LeBron James. Not necessarily the best rivalry between “King” and “Luka Magic”, as the former is a notch below the latter, but certainly one of their tightest. In the end, Doncic left again with a victory against his model, who played the bosses all night, and especially in hot moments, like in these two “stepback-3” that allowed Dallas to hang the two. extensions. In contrast, James suffered from the comparison, watering down shots a lot (9/28 on shots and 0/7 on 3-pts), without being decisive at the end, despite a dark stats sheet.

TOPS/FLOPS

Russell Westbrook. Definitely one of “Brodie’s” best matches this season. A role model from start to finish (and on both sides of the floor) against Luka Doncic, who was influential in every appearance he made and also decisive in the fourth quarter or in overtime, the Lakers point guard confirmed that he is currently training his best basketball in the season (almost 23 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals on average, for five games). A big performance was unfortunately marred by the loss, but Westbrook has nothing to be ashamed of.

The Dinwiddie-Wood-Hardaway Jr Trio. To properly support Luka Doncic despite an ineffective bench (see below), the Mavericks need at least Spencer Dinwiddie (17 points), Christian Wood (24 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks) and Tim Hardaway Jr. ( 22 points, 8 rebounds) all respond to be on his side. The mission was accomplished, as the three Slovenian lieutenants were secured in the shadows. We note in particular the big extensions of Dinwiddie on offense and Wood on defense, to allow Dallas to hold on and make the difference, when Doncic was a little cautious.

⛔ ✅ LeBron James. As mentioned above, despite a full stats sheet, the “King” lost his matchup against Luka Doncic and above all he burdened the Lakers a bit with his craziness and his decision making in key moments. If Dennis Schröder is also torn in attack (3/13 on shots, including 0/6 on 3-pts), the German has at least the right to fight like hell with “Luka Magic” in defense On the other hand, we can expect more from James, back after a game of absence and not necessarily on his plate, in addition to accusing the blow physically in the minutes.

The Dallas Bench. The matches follow each other and look alike for second unit of the Mavericks. Much like Tuesday night’s game against the Clippers, the Texan substitutes really offered insufficient and tasteless content when their coach called them on (just 14 points total). Especially when, in the other camp, Russell Westbrooks, Wenyen Gabriel and other Kendrick Nunns brought good minutes and played, at times, the X factor. That’s why it’s no surprise to see Jason Kidd shoot so much in these organizations. holders (minimum 47 minutes each…).

THE FOLLOWING

Los Angeles (19-23) : Reception in Philadelphia, in the evening of Sunday to Monday (03:30).

Dallas (24-19) : travel to Portland, in the evening from Saturday to Sunday (04:00).

LA Lakers / 115 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
L. James 47 9/28 0/7 6/10 6 10 16 9 0 2 3 0 -3 24 25
J. Toscano-Anderson 18 1/5 0/1 2/2 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 -4 4 6
T. Bryant 24 5/10 0/2 1/2 3 6 9 0 2 0 1 0 -17 11 13
D. Schroder 38 3/13 0/6 1/1 0 4 4 6 1 0 0 0 -9 7 7
Mr. Christie 29 3/6 1/3 0/0 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 1 -9 7 9
W. Gabriel 33 6/8 1/2 1/2 2 5 7 0 3 2 0 2 +9 14 22
C. Swider 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -3 0 0
S. Brown 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Brown Jr. 38 3/8 2/6 0/0 0 4 4 1 3 1 1 0 +2 8 8
R. Westbrook 40 10/23 3/6 5/8 1 6 7 5 3 2 3 0 +3 28 23
K. Nunn 19 4/11 3/8 1/2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 +11 12 6
44/112 10/41 17/27 14 42 56 24 18 7 9 4 115 119
dallas / 119 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
C. Wood 47 10/17 2/6 2/4 1 13 14 6 3 1 1 5 +19 24 40
T. Hardaway Jr. 48 9/21 3/11 1/1 0 8 8 0 4 0 2 0 +16 22 16
R. Bullock 47 2/8 2/8 1/2 0 9 9 0 5 2 0 1 -2 7 12
S. Dinwiddie 51 7/13 2/6 1/2 0 4 4 4 3 0 3 2 +5 17 17
L. Doncic 53 14/28 4/9 3/7 2 12 14 13 5 1 5 1 +10 35 41
D. Bertans 7 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -8 0 -2
D. Powell 18 3/4 0/0 0/0 0 4 4 1 3 0 2 0 -10 6 8
F. Ntilikina 12 2/2 1/1 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -10 5 6
J. Hardy 6 1/2 0/0 1/1 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 3 1
48/96 14/42 9/17 3 51 54 25 26 4 16 9 119 139

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