LOS ANGELES — — Luka Doncic hit tying 3-pointers within the closing seconds of regulation and the primary extra time, ending with 35 factors, 14 rebounds and 13 assists within the Dallas Mavericks’ 119-115 double-extra time victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday evening.
Doncic highlighted his 56th profession triple-double with that pair of clutch 3-pointers, hitting with six seconds left in regulation and once more with 47.8 seconds to go within the first OT. Christian Wood added 24 factors and 14 rebounds within the Mavs’ fourth straight win over the Lakers.
“We knew we weren’t out of it,” stated Tim Hardaway Jr., who had 22 factors and eight rebounds. “Anytime you have acquired (No.) 77 on the ground, you already know there’s an opportunity.”
Spencer Dinwiddie scored twice in a late 6-0 run to place it away in double OT for the Mavs, who gained for less than the second time in 5 video games.
Russell Westbrook scored a season-excessive 28 factors and LeBron James had 24 factors, 16 rebounds and 9 assists for the Lakers, who’ve misplaced two straight after a 5-recreation profitable streak.
“We gave ourselves an opportunity to win,” stated James, who went 9 for 28 and missed all seven of his 3-level makes an attempt. “We simply could not come by means of late within the recreation.”
Los Angeles rallied all the way in which again from a 19-level regulation deficit and acquired to the brink of an unlikely win, however could not match Doncic’s dramatic aptitude.
“I’m extra drained now,” stated Doncic, who rested for less than 9 seconds within the closing 40 minutes of play. “I believe I used to be good within the recreation with the power. Now I have to relaxation.”
The Lakers took a lead on Dennis Schröder’s layup with 1:31 left in regulation earlier than Westbrook made two free throws with 11.8 seconds left for a 101-98 benefit. Doncic calmly moved previous a fringe display screen and drilled a tying 3-pointer for his first discipline objective of the fourth quarter.
“I used to be a bit of bit stunned (as a result of) I believed they had been going to foul, truthfully,” Doncic stated. “I attempted to get it up earlier than they fouled.”
The Lakers had double-teamed Doncic all through the fourth quarter besides on that possession, and coach Darvin Ham stated he wished he had instructed his Lakers to power one other participant to attempt the shot.
“He made a tricky shot, easy as that,” Westbrook stated. “You simply transfer on. Find a solution to execute higher.”
Troy Brown missed a 3-pointer on the regulation buzzer, failing to get a foul name on what gave the impression to be clear contact from Hardaway.
The Lakers pressured Doncic once more within the first extra time, and Westbrook was referred to as for a flagrant foul halfway by means of the interval. James hit two free throws to place the Lakers up 108-105 late within the first extra time, however Doncic hit one other tying 3-pointer, and Wood blocked James’ layup try shortly earlier than the buzzer.
Doncic then hit the go-forward layup halfway by means of the second extra time. The Lakers missed 4 of their closing 5 photographs and dedicated an offensive foul within the closing two minutes.
James returned from a one-recreation absence with a sore left ankle, however the Lakers had been nonetheless quick-handed with out Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker, Austin Reaves and Patrick Beverley. The accidents compelled Ham to make use of his twenty third totally different beginning lineup in 42 video games.
Mavericks: Dwight Powell performed 18 minutes regardless of a bruised proper hip. … Davis Bertans acquired a technical foul from the bench within the second quarter for his apparently overzealous celebration of a layup by Wood.
Lakers: Brown returned from a 3-recreation absence with a strained proper quadriceps and scored eight factors. … Beverley was out with a non-COVID sickness.
Mavericks: At Portland on Saturday.
Lakers: Host Philadelphia on Sunday.
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