The Mavericks defeated the Sacramento Kings by 114: 110 (27:37, 23:29, 19:22, 20:13, 18:15), winning their first success in the season.
Porziņģis spent 27 minutes and 21 seconds on the court, during which he scored 22 points, won six rebounds, scored twice and intercepted twice. Also, at the expense of the Latvian, seven inaccurate long-range shots, six out of ten two-point shots, as well as ten out of 11 “penalties” were realized.
The Latvian national team player also made three mistakes and earned his sixth note in less than four minutes before the end of the game. “Mavericks” with Porziņģis scored five points less than threw.
Liepājnieks was prevented from gaining quick earned personal notes during the game, so after three thirds he had spent a little less than 23 minutes on the field. He did a great start to the last quarter of the game, when the ten-point lead (77:87) helped to halve the score. Liepājnieks threw a two-point throw from the beginning, but shortly afterwards intercepted the ball under his basket.
Luka Donicic stood out in the “Mavericks” team with his 16th “triple-double” this season, which was his second in a row. Slovenia scored 34 points in the opponent’s basket, won 20 rebounds and scored 12 times. Tim Harvard Jr. scored another 22 points, and Dorian Finey-Smith scored 16 points and the same number of rebounds.
On the opposite side of the field, Deonon Fox stood out with 28 points and nine assists, while Bady Fields added another 21 points. Meanwhile, Nemanja Bjelica marks with 12 points and 13 balls under the baskets.
Significantly, the Mavericks gained more than a two-point lead in overtime alone, but in the past, the team was regularly in the lead.
The Dallas team could not help playing in this game. He struggled with pain in his right leg before the match.
The next game, the Mavericks, will take place on Thursday when they meet with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Dallas unit has already secured a place in the playoffs.
It has already been reported that Latvian Rodion Kurucs performed his usual center player role in the NBA game on Tuesday, but this did not prevent him from scoring ten points in the second success of Brooklyn’s “Nets” in a row.
The Nets won the Milwaukee Bucks at the Eastern Conference with 119: 116 (40:34, 33:31, 21:23, 25:28).
For the Brooklyn club, this was the second success in a row, while the Bucks tasted victory for the last time in the first match against the Boston Celtics.
Kurucs started the match in the starting line-up of the team and spent 28 minutes and 34 seconds on the field, during which he scored ten points, won four rebounds, played twice, blocking the opponent’s throw at the same time. The Latvian sent two of the eight three-point shots and two of the three two-point shots in the basket. He also had two mistakes, three personal notes, but “Nets” lost one point with Kurucs on the square than threw.
NBA teams will play eight matches before the playoffs to determine the final place distribution before the playoffs begin.
In the event that a team that ranks eighth in a Western or Eastern conference and overtakes the ninth place holder by less than four successes, it will have to compete with the opponent below the place. Both of these clubs will lead the mini series to two victories. The winning teams will take last place in the playoffs.
The NBA season will continue with 22 teams from July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.