WASHINGTON (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 109-87 Saturday night.
Doncic shot 12 of 24 and had eight rebounds and 6 assists as Dallas won its four straight and performed a 5-game tear to vacation at 4-1.
Jalen Brunson scored 19 points and Boban Marjanovic posted his third double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points and Dorian Finney-Smith added 11.
Russell Westbrook had 26 points and 14 rebounds because the Wizards posted a season-low level complete. Washington has dropped three straight and 11 of 14 since the All-Extensive title ruin.
“The 2d half of, it used to be terrific,” said Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle after Dallas held Washington to 40 points after halftime.
“Twenty-level defensive quarter within the third, 20-level defensive quarter within the fourth, that used to be the primary. I thought Luka used to be gigantic. Timmy Hardaway had somewhat of an up-and-down game, but he hit a pair of sizable 3′s at the end to position the game away.”
Robin Lopez scored 18 points and Raul Neto had 16 points off the bench. Davis Bertans scored 11 points and made three of Washington’s 5 3-pointers in his first game since March 18. The Wizards shot appropriate 20% (5 of 25) from prolonged distance.
“We didn’t safe photos,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks merely said about his team’s offensive struggles.
“We didn’t safe to the rim, didn’t safe adequate layups.”
The Mavericks led after every quarter and trailed appropriate once irrespective of playing without Kristaps Porzingis, who sat out for the fifth time on the help end of a help-to-help this season whereas getting higher from his surgically repaired ethical knee.
Dallas did like Carlisle help on the sidelines after he neglected Friday’s clutch at the Current York Knicks. Carlisle had tested particular for COVID-19, but later tests printed it to be a fraudulent particular. Carlisle had been vaccinated in January.
Bradley Beal participated in pre-game warmups but neglected his fourth straight game for Washington with an ethical hip contusion. Beal leads the NBA with 31.3 points per game.
Mavericks: Carlisle started his post game press conference by asserting he felt elegant after lacking Friday’s game….Josh Richardson (left calf) and Maxi Kleber (left leg contusion) had been out. … The 7-foot-4 Marjanovic got his third delivery of the season and matched his season-high….Dallas has 5 avenue wins by 20 or more points this season….Carlisle expects Kleber, Richardson and Porzingis to be on hand Monday…
Wizards: Rui Hachimura used to be ruled out gradual with ethical shoulder tightness and Brooks said afterwards that he has ‘no thought’ how prolonged he’ll be out. … Washington scored 19 points within the primary quarter. … Neto picked up a technical unfriendly with 10: 16 left within the fourth quarter. … Wizards’ only lead of the game came at 5-4 with 9: 50 left within the primary quarter….Ish Smith performed for the primary time since Feb. 12 and scored 5 points in 23 minutes…
With nine minutes left within the game and Mavericks up 83-71, Doncic used to be fouled annoying by Westbrook as he went up in direction of the rim. Doncic landed awkwardly as he left leg buckled under him, but he got up and remained within the game. The play used to be reviewed and deemed a general unfriendly. Later on, Doncic explained what he used to be in search of to develop and additionally that he used to be ‘ethical’ with Westbrook.
“I was going to dunk it,” Doncic said.
“It used to be going to be foreign dunk of the Three hundred and sixty five days, but it appropriate didn’t occur. What can I declare?”
Mavericks: Return home to face Utah on Monday.
Wizards: Birth a six-game day commute in Tampa in opposition to Toronto on Monday.
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