Doncic scores 42, leads Mavs over Clippers 105-100 in Game 5

LOS ANGELES -- — Something's got to give between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers. Neither team has won at home yet, and now it's the Mavs' turn. Luka Doncic scored 42 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. hit two free throws with eight seconds left, and Dallas won 105-100 at Staples Center on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
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The Clippers Still Have No Answer for Luka Doncic

Justin, Rob, and Wos are joined by The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the Mavericks beating the Clippers again in Staples Center to take a 3-2 lead. Then they talk about the Hawks and Sixers closing out their series, and how they’ll match up against each other in the next round. After that they talk about Utah’s blowout series-clinching victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Lastly they talk about what’s next for the Wizards, Grizzlies, and Knicks after being eliminated as well as the Boston Celtics after their changes to the front office.

Luka Doncic delivering for Mavericks despite heavy workload

It didn’t merit picture-in-picture vigilance or a running clock by the folks in the production truck, but it could have: Dallas’ Luka Doncic sitting on the bench. His Mavericks team trying to hang onto their double-digit lead against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round series and the fourth quarter beginning to tick down.

Luka Doncic was destined to have a game this good

LOS ANGELES -- From the moment Luka Doncic declared for the NBA draft in 2018, this game was coming. The game when it became clear he wasn't just a great talent, but one who was ready to lead a team to a win against any opponent, in any playoff series, in any arena.

Prediction, Preview, and Odds#153Dallas Mavericks#154Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have an opportunity to take command of the series in Wednesday’s Game 4 clash with the visiting Dallas Mavericks. Less than a week ago, people were talking about the Clippers potentially being swept, and now, they are one game away from putting the Mavs on the brink of elimination. After losing their first two games at home, they stormed back into the series with consecutive wins in Dallas to even things up.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic cleared to play Game 4 vs. LA Clippers

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will play Sunday against the visiting LA Clippers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series despite a strained neck, the team announced. Doncic had been listed as questionable leading up to the game. After the Mavs' Game 3 loss Friday night, Doncic said he...
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Mavs Rookie Report: Do They Have A Future?

DALLAS - The 2020 draft was unlike any draft anyone had ever seen before, and the Dallas Mavs’ rookies had first-year seasons unlike any previous Mavericks group. Job 1 right now for Dallas is, of course, all about Luka Doncic and the NBA Playoffs. But someday, maybe this group can contribute to the same sort of cause.
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Mavericks - Clippers: Playoffs Game 1 Observations

NBA Playoffs basketball is fun. Each game is a chess game of tactical moves, adjustments, and counters. Dallas won game one 113-103 because their adjustments mattered more (and they hit more shots). Throughout the playoffs, we’ll recap how things unfolded on the court. We’ll highlight key tactical wrinkles for each...

Preview: A very large crowd is expected when the Mavs host the Clippers

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (0-2) AT MAVERICKS (2-0) Time: 8:30 p.m. Radio: ESPN 103.3 FM; Univision 1270 AM (Spanish) About the Mavericks: So far in this series, the Mavs have accomplished what not many thought they could accomplish. And that is they went into Los Angeles and won the first two games of this best-of-seven series against the Clippers. The last time the Mavs won the first two games of a playoff series was in 2011 when they took a 2-0 lead over that other LA team – the Lakers – in the Western Conference semifinals. That year the Mavs wound up sweeping the Lakers and went on to win the NBA title. . .This is the first home playoff game for the Mavs since April 23, 2016 when they lost Game 4 of their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 119-108. . .The Mavs are expecting a crowd of approximately 16,000, which will be one of the largest crowds in the NBA since the league was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic following a March 11, 2020 contest at American Airlines Center between the Mavs and Denver Nuggets. . .The Mavs are 21-15 at home this season and have won eight of their last nine home games. “But just because you’re home doesn’t mean you’re just going to walk out there and win a game,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “You still got to keep doing the things that you’ve been doing well in previous games, and that’s going to always be the challenge as you move along to the next game of a playoff series.”. .Luka Doncic has been absolutely spectacular in the first two games. The third-year point guard contributed 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the series opener, and added 39 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in Game 2. . .Whatever Tim Hardaway Jr. ate for pregame meals prior to Games 1 and 2, he may want to consider continuing that as part of his pregame meal. Hardaway feasted on the Clippers for 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting – and 5-of-9 shots from 3-point range – in the 113-103 Game 1 victory. And in the 127-121 triumph in Game 2, he tallied 28 points on 9-of-14 attempts – including 6-of-8 tries from 3-point territory. . .The Mavs are 35-of-70 from downtown for 50 percent in this series.