DALLAS (AP) – Luka Doncic shone as the game’s best scorer with 25 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-99 on Thursday night.
The dominance of the match drastically changed sides in the first half. Then the game turned give and take.RELATED
Dallas ultimately took the lead with a pass Doncic sent to Dwight Powell, who dunked for 86-84 with 8:33 left.
The Mavericks took off 11 points on Doncic’s back jump tip three and a half minutes later.
Jalen Brunson scored 19 points for the Mavericks, while Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 and Maxi Kleber 12. All of them, like Doncic, made at least three triples. Kleber had 10 boards and blocked six pitches.
For the Spurs, Dejounte Murray with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Jakob Poeltl with 14 points and 13 boards finished with a double-double.
Bryn Forbes had 15 points when hitting five triples. Lonnie Walker IV had 14 points and started in place of the injured Doug McDermott.
San Antonio took a 25-5 lead early in the game. The Mavs took the 36-29 lead shortly after.