That someone was Dwight Powell.
Doncic had 18 포인트 및 13 어시스트, four of them helping Powell score 12 of his season-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Los Angeles 108-93 토요일 밤에.
The Mavericks swept the two-game home set against the defending NBA champs — and Davis’ first two games in nearly 10 weeks — while moving a game ahead of Portland for the all-important sixth seed in the Western Conference. 아니오. 7 team has to make the playoffs through a play-in format.
파월, who finished one point off his career high, 였다 11 의 12 from the field and had a six-point run with the bucket that gave the Mavericks their first lead since the first quarter at 89-87. The Mavericks outscored LA 62-35 하반기에.
Doncic was just 6 의 15 from the field with all that defensive attention and the Mavericks missing the Slovenian star’s European sidekick, Kristaps Porzingis, after the 7-foot-3 Latvian sprained his left ankle in the 115-110 Dallas victory two nights earlier.
22 세, two-time All-Star had five assists in the fourth quarter and a long step-back 3 that gave Dallas its first 10-point lead at 101-91.
“They were double-teaming me. In Europe I used to do this a lot,” Doncic said. “I know how it goes. But here the floor is wider, so it’s kind of easy.”
The Lakers, still without fellow star LeBron James and also missing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with a right ankle sprain two nights after he led LA with a season-high 29 points in the first loss, dropped the season series with Dallas. LA has lost four of five and is just 1 1/2 games ahead of the Mavericks for fifth place in the Western Conference.
Davis was sluggish again coming off the absence forced by right calf and heel issues, 마무리 손질 5 의 19 현장에서. The eight-time All-Star’s best stretch came late in the second quarter, when he scored 10 그의 17 points to help the Lakers turn a four-point edge into a 58-46 halftime lead.
But after Davis returned with 8:34 remaining and the Lakers leading by three, they were outscored 28-10 나머지 방법.
“It’s going to be a work in progress,” 레이커스의 프랭크 보겔 감독은 이렇게 말했다.. “He’s playing with a new teammate (Andre Drummond). He’s got to get his legs under him. It’s going to be a little disjointed at times. Hopefully it doesn’t cost us too many games.”
Vogel expanded the minutes restriction on Davis to 25 ...에서 15, and he ended up playing 28:19, missing all six 3-point attempts and going 7 의 8 on free throws with three rebounds.
“I’m getting to the shots,” 데이비스가 말했다. “Everything’s short. Just a legs thing, a rhythm thing. The good thing about it, they all felt good.”
Dallas was missing another starter after Josh Richardson reported right hamstring tightness during the morning shootaround. The void was filled by Powell, Dorian Finney-Smith (21 포인트들) and JJ Redick, who hit one of his two 3s on an 8-0 run that took less than two minutes.
All five of Powell’s fourth-quarter baskets were layups or dunks, with Doncic setting up most of them.
“He’s always been great against trapping defenses,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “I never mind seeing trapping defenses on him because he’s so great at delivering the ball.”
레이커스: C Marc Gasol returned after missing three games because of a broken left little finger, scoring a point with seven rebounds in 18 의사록. … Dennis Schroder had 16 포인트 및 10 어시스트. Kyle Kuzma scored 14.
Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle said the club didn’t think the ankle injury was serious for Porzingis, who was out for the 20th time in 59 계략. He also has been sidelined by knee and back issues. … F Maxi Kleber returned after missing a game with a lower back contusion, getting nine points and 10 리바운드. … Doncic was called for his 14th technical foul in the second quarter. He’s two away from a one-game suspension.
The Mavericks got even at the end of the third quarter when Tim Hardaway Jr. — 1 의 10 from the field at that point — pulled up for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and a 79-all tie. He finished 2 의 13.
Ben McLemore, making his first start in nine games for the Lakers in Caldwell-Pope’s absence, 였다 4 의 5 ...에서 3 in the first quarter and finished with a team-high 20 포인트들, his most for LA. McLemore was 6 의 10 from deep.
레이커스: LA is at Orlando on Monday in the third game of a four-game trip. The Lakers can sweep the two-game season series with a win, but are just 2-8 at Amway Center.
Mavericks: A three-game road trip starts in Sacramento on Monday. It’s the first of two meetings in a week, with the Mavericks trying to bounce back from a 121-107 loss to the Kings in Dallas eight days earlier.