Luka Doncic hit tying 3-pointers in the final seconds of regulation


Luka Doncic hit tying 3-pointers within the closing seconds of regulation and the primary additional time, ending with 35 factors, 14 rebounds and 13 assists within the Dallas Mavericks’ 119-115 double-overtime 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 Wooden 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’ve received (No.) 77 on the ground, you already know there’s a chance.”

Spencer Dinwiddie scored twice in a late 6-0 run to place it away in double OT for the Mavs, who received for less than the second time in 5 video games.

Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 28 factors and LeBron James had 24 factors, 16 rebounds and 9 assists for the Lakers, who’ve misplaced two straight after a five-game profitable streak.

“We gave ourselves an opportunity to win,” stated James, who went 9 for 28 and missed all seven of his 3-point makes an attempt. “We simply couldn’t come by late within the recreation.”

Los Angeles rallied all the way in which again from a 19-point regulation deficit and received to the brink of an unlikely win, however couldn’t 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 feel I used to be good within the recreation with the vitality. Now I must 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 purpose of the fourth quarter.

“I used to be slightly bit shocked (as a result of) I assumed they have been going to foul, actually,” Doncic stated. “I attempted to get it up earlier than they fouled.”

The Lakers had double-teamed Doncic throughout the fourth quarter besides on that possession, and coach Darvin Ham stated he wished he had instructed his Lakers to pressure one other participant to attempt the shot.

“He made a troublesome shot, easy as that,” Westbrook stated. “You simply transfer on. Discover a strategy to execute higher.”

Troy Brown missed a 3-pointer on the regulation buzzer, failing to get a foul name on what seemed to be clear contact from Hardaway.

The Lakers pressured Doncic once more within the first additional time, and Westbrook was known as for a flagrant foul halfway by the interval. James hit two free throws to place the Lakers up 108-105 late within the first additional time, however Doncic hit one other tying 3-pointer, and Wooden blocked James’ layup try shortly earlier than the buzzer.

Doncic then hit the go-ahead layup halfway through the second additional 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-game absence with a sore left ankle, however the Lakers have been nonetheless short-handed with out Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker, Austin Reaves and Patrick Beverley. The accidents pressured Ham to make use of his twenty third completely different beginning lineup in 42 video games.

Mavericks: Dwight Powell performed 18 minutes regardless of a bruised proper hip. … Davis Bertans received a technical foul from the bench within the second quarter for his apparently overzealous celebration of a layup by Wooden.

Lakers: Brown returned from a three-game absence with a strained proper quadriceps and scored eight factors. … Beverley was out with a non-COVID sickness.


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