NBA: Luca Donsic scores 39 points, losing to Mavericks Blazers

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Luca Donsick # 77 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after making a first-half basket against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 8, 2022 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Tim Heitman / Getty Images / AFP

Luca Donsic scored 39 points in just 30 minutes on Friday night and the Portland Trail Blazers visiting the Dallas Mavericks kept alive their hopes of finishing third in the Western Conference with 128-78 goals.

Dwight Powell continued his almost perfect shooting towards the end with seven consecutive hoops on an 18-point night as the Mavericks (51-30) went into the Golden State Warriors (51-29) half-game. Regular season.

The Mavericks, who have just one game left, could catch the Warriors – and thus take third place west through a tiebreaker – either with a win at home to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday and a Golden State rate in their last two games, or two near the Warriors. With the finishing defeat, Dallas will have to lose to the Spurs.

Golden State begins a two-game trip to San Antonio on Saturday, before ending in New Orleans on Sunday.

The Dallas Trail Blazers lost a little time in the controls, playing back-to-back on the second night of the road, running with a 9-2, 16-4 and 24-8 lead on the 36-13 advantage. After a while.

The game then became a bench-clearing affair, with 21 of the 23 uniformed players entering the scoring column.

Donsick’s 39 points overall came in at 12 for 21 and 7 for 3 in 14 points. He even hit 11 free throws, eight in his 30 minutes.

Find time to lead all the rebounders with Donsik 11 and with the help of seven each. The double-double was his 44th of the season.

Donsick, however, also received his 16th technical foul of the season, triggering an automatic suspension for Sunday’s game unless the NBA office withdraws a technical foul against him in the first quarter.

Powell’s 7-for-7 nights in the current three-game winning streak by the Mavericks makes him 21-23. In Friday’s push, Dallas surpassed 53.2 percent of visitors to 37.3 percent.

Dorian Finney-Smith added 15 points and Spencer Dinweed added 14 for the Mavericks, who beat Portland 3-0 in the season series.

The 50-point lead of the win and the allowed 78 points were both the best of the season for the Mavericks, who have not been able to hold any opponents below 82 points this season.

Drew Ubanks 18 points, Ben McLemore 14 and Kevin Johnson 10 points for the Trail Blazers, who dropped their 10th.

78 points for Portland was a season-low, having been held twice before at 81.

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