Luka Doncic had 20 factors, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his third triple-double in 5 video games, and the surging Dallas Mavericks withstood a late run by the Oklahoma City Thunder to win 104-102 Monday evening.
Dorian Finney-Smith added 17 factors and 10 rebounds and Kristaps Porzingis had 13 factors, eight rebounds and 4 blocks for the Mavericks (25-19), who’ve received three straight and 9 of their final 10.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 factors to guide the Thunder, who’ve dropped seven of their final eight video games.
The Thunder lower a seven-point Dallas result in two with 2.6 seconds to play and had the ball. Josh Giddey threw a cross-court inbound cross for Mike Muscala, however Tim Hardaway Jr. received the battle for the ball.
Doncic did most of his scoring on the free-throw line, the place he hit 12 of 14. He was 4 for 17 from the ground, lacking all six of his 3-point pictures.
After Dallas scored 13 straight factors to take a 70-48 lead with 6:13 left within the third quarter, the Thunder responded with a 22-2 run — together with 11 of Gilgeous-Alexander’s 15 factors within the interval — to shut inside 72-70 within the quarter’s remaining minute.
Thunder: Oklahoma Metropolis went into play final within the NBA averaging 100.8 factors and is 12-12 when it scores in triple digits. … Giddey ran his streak of consecutive video games scoring in double figures to eight with 10 factors. … With Darius Bazley returning to the beginning lineup following 10 video games off the bench changing 30-year-old Derrick Favors, probably the most skilled OKC starter was Gilgeous-Alexander, in his fourth season.
Mavericks: Doncic has scored 20 or extra factors in seven consecutive video games. … Ahead Maxi Kleber left the sport within the third interval with left knee soreness. … Reserve ahead Reggie Bullock, averaging 6.4 factors in 23.9 minutes per sport, sat out with proper knee soreness.
Thunder: Wednesday at San Antonio for the second sport of a four-game street journey.
Mavericks: Host Toronto on Wednesday within the first of a house back-to-back.