Luka Donsic collected 34 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in three quarters to give the hosts the Dallas Mavericks a 128-110 one-on-one win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Donsick made 12 of 23 shots off the floor – including four 3-pointers – before sitting out the entire fourth quarter. The triple-double was the 10th of Donsich’s season and the 46th of his career.
Reggie Bullock made five shots from outside the arc and finished with 17 points for the Mavericks, who shot 51.7 percent from the floor and 43.5 percent (20 for 46) from the 3-point range.
Dallas (47-29) recorded the fourth home win in a row and the fourth win in five games overall for the Golden State Warriors, who finished third in the Western Conference, to advance in one game.
– Dallas Mavericks (DalasMavs) March 30, 2022
The Lakers (31-44) have played four times without NBA MVP LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James suffered a left ankle sprain at Los Angeles 116-108 near the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, while Davis has not played since he suffered a sprain in the middle of his right foot on Feb. 16.
Owner Monk scored 28 points and Russell added 25 for the Westbrook Lakers, who have lost three in a row. Los Angeles passive San Antonio (31-44) – via tiebreaker – dropped to 11th place in the Western Conference, out of play-in position.
Davis Bartons sank four 3-pointers while scoring 14 points for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinweed had 13 points and Josh Green, Dwight Powell and Jalen Brunson each added 12 points.
Donsick scored 15 of his team’s first 23 points as Dallas came out of the blocks in the first quarter. Bullock buries a back-to-back 3-pointer, Green adds one of his own, and Maxi Kleber creates a layup as time runs out to give the Mavericks a 43-25 lead at the end of the quarter.
Dallas continued its sharpshooting to take an 82-56 lead at intervals. The Mavericks’ points total was their highest in any half of the season.
Donsick secured his triple-double after recording an offensive rebound and led the Mavericks to 101-65 with 6:58 left in the third quarter.
Dallas, which was leading by 37 points, kept Cruz in control the rest of the way.
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