An NBA day has begun with the Dallas Mavericks 104-110 home victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The home team recently defeated the visiting Brooklyn Nets by a score of 116-124.
Their 111-124 victory over the Utah Jazz at home extends the visitors’ current winning streak to four games. With this outcome, the Dallas Mavericks maintain one of the entrance slots to the Play-offs (30 wins in 56 games played), while the Los Angeles Clippers maintain one of the Play-off positions (31 wins in 58 games contested).
It was the Dallas Mavericks who dominated the first quarter, outscoring their opponent by a score of 16-1 and building a lead of as many as 19 points (21-40) before the period ended with a score of 25-41.
The Los Angeles Clippers closed the gap in the second quarter, posting a 13-2 halftime lead and a 27-19 halftime deficit that they narrowed to manageable proportions at quarter’s end. After this, a total of 52-60 points were scored by the players before the intermission.
During the third period, the home team once again closed the lead, this time to a final score of 78-81 (partial result: 26-21). The Dallas Mavericks pulled away throughout the fourth quarter, increasing their lead to as many as 10 points at one point (84-94) before the period finished with a partial score of 26-29.
Despite all of that, the final score in favor of the away team was 104-110. In addition, Kyrie Irving (24 points, 5 dimes, 4 boards) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (19 points, 6 dimes, 5 boards) of the Dallas Mavericks were the game’s most impressive performers.
Norman Powell and Terance Mann both had impressive games for the home team, scoring 24 and 11 points, and grabbing 7 and 4 boards, respectively.
The next round of the NBA playoffs features a matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks at the Crypto.com Arena and the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center.