Dončičius’ victory series broke down in New York

He survived a difficult evening at the National Basketball Association (NBA) Luka Dončičiaus led by the Dallas Mavericks (22/19).

Texas club on the go even 85:108 (21:30, 24:26, 21:28, 19:24) did not add to the New York Knicks (21/21).

The hosts only lagged behind once during the whole match – 7: 8. The initiative was later taken firmly into its own hands, and the difference in the third quarter became crushing (72:52).

L. Dončičius, who lacked help, scored 21 points in 36 minutes (7/14 two-pointers, 1/9 three-pointers, 4/6 free throws), rebounded 11 and took over 2 balls, made 5 mistakes, made 5 assists and 2 times.

The Slovenian team was particularly stuck at the perimeter, where they made only 22 percent of the shots (8/37). The core trio of defenders was especially disappointed – L. Dončičius together with Tim Hardaway and Jalen Bronson scored only 3 three – point points out of 19.

Meanwhile, he became the main blacksmith of victory R.J.Barrettas. The Canadian scored 32 points in 41 minutes (9/15 two-pointers, 4/7 three-pointers, 2/2 free throws), rebounded 7 and lost 2 balls, made 2 assists and made one violation.

This ended the series of six Mavericks victories.

The guests had to do without coach Jason Kidd and key tall Kristap Porzing, who are on the NBA health record. The Knicks, meanwhile, had no knee-deep Kemba Walker.

„Mavericks“: Luka Dončičius 21 (11 rev., 1/9 three-point, 5 res), Jalen Brunson 14 (7, 6 res), Tim Hardaway 13 (1/7) , Maximilian Kleber 9 (3/8 three-point, 5 sec.).

„Knicks“: RJBarrett 32 (Section 7, 4/7 three-point), Mitchell Robinson 19 (Section 10, 9/10 colon), Julius Randle 17 (Section 12, res. 8), Evan Fournier 13, Alec Burks 10 (ed. 8, ed. 6), Quentin Grimes 9.

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