Spencer Dinwiddie has met the next Gamewinner and thus helped Dallas Mavericks to 113: 111 triumph against the Brooklyn Nets. Luka Doncic scratched at the Triple Double.
- Brooklyn Nets (36-34) – Dallas Mavericks (43-26) 111: 113 (Boxscore)
- Maxi glue frustrated Kevin Durant
Brooklyn Nets (36-34) – Dallas Mavericks (43-26) 111: 113 (Boxscore)
Against the Boston Celtics, Dinwiddie already secured the victory for Dallas, this time he even succeeded against his former team of five years! Playing with ten seconds and a point behind Doncic got the ball in the hand, was doubled and led the ball to Dinwiddie, who brought the litter of Downtown just in the air – Ballgame!
Doncic was the outstanding man of the game with 37 points at 14/26 FG and 5/12 threes and 9 rebounds and assists at 4 turnover in almost 39 minutes, but Dinwiddie adopted one with 22 meters at 6/14 from the field as well as 3 assists and 3 steads. The Mavericks went to the last quarter with 13 points, but fought quickly back for a final phase in which it went to blow.
In Defense, the tactics of MAVs against the opposing superstar quickly became clear: without the support of Kyrie Irving, the further injured Ben Simmons and Seth Curry Dallas wanted to take the ball from the hands of Kevin Durant. After a good first quarter of KD (9 points), the MAVs doubled Durant at almost every occasion. In the meantime, they kept him almost 21 minutes without a hit out of the field, then Durant and the Nets again found more frequent answers to the Doubles.
Thus, Durant was held at 23 points at 8/20 FG, but played 10 assists and made for the guidance of the Nets 10 seconds before the end with a deep threesome over two Mavericks. Goran Dragic took over mainly in Durants’s bad second quarter (2 points) the responsibility with 14 of its 21 meters (9/16 FG, 4 assists). Andre Drummond (14, 7/8 FG) prepared the MAV’s major problems in the first quarter when he fetched 5 of his 8 offensives bounds (17 in total) in less than 7 minutes.
Although Maxi Kleber remained as against Boston without much success from the field (4, 0/4 3P), but historically shone as a defender of Durant. The bank of Mavericks played hardly a role in the offense with just 15 points anyway, Brooklyn had an advantage there with 27 meters.
Maxi glue frustrated Kevin Durant
Dallas put on a starting five with the three Guards Doncic, Brunson and Dinwiddie next to Finney-Smith and Powell. Brooklyn came better into play and let the ball run very well, bringing the Nets the first two-digit lead (30:20) of the game. For the MAVs almost everything ran through Doncic, who booked twelve points in the first quarter.
For the next twelve points of the MAVs with Doncic on the bank, Brunson and Dinwiddie provided sharply and thus supplied a duel with Dragic, who held the openness of the opposite side with Durant on the bank very well. Doncic scored twelve MAV’s points in a row after his next replacement, but Durant was very different: he had hardly success in the second quarter (2 points) and showed himself frustrated as he moved the tight defending glue before the break Clear offensive foul.
Glue was also allowed to start in the second half, MAVS coach Jason Kidd brought Dinwiddie from the bank. The Mavs quickly grabbed their first lead since the initial minutes, but Durant came into play again. With good passports against the constant doubles of the MAVs, he always launched a successful 4-counter-3 situation for his team, often offered Bruce Brown at the freezer or at Cuts. Brooklyn won the third quarter with 30:21.
Dallas, however, answered immediately and started with a fast 15: 4-run in the fourth quarter. The Nets pulled something away again, but then they stayed for three minutes without points until Dragic had just under three minutes before the end. The teams exchanged baskets down to the final minute, when Doncic from the middle distance with his first third litter in the last quarter 23 seconds before the end set to +2. Durant brought the lead back, then Dinwiddie finished the game.
The Nets lose their winning streak after four games, Dallas at least briefly passes Utah past the fourth place of Western Conference.
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