World news – Doncic, Mavs replies, parted ways with Clippers in a 105-89 win


DALLAS (AP) Luka Doncic wowed the crowd early with a four-point game after being fouled by Kawhi Leonard and then turned to one of several late buckets that helped keep Dallas comfortable at the For a long recognition of these fans.

In a two-game set with the feel of a playoff series, the Mavericks parted ways with their young sensation.

Doncic scored 42 points, and the Mavericks answered a first-round loss to their playoff opponents last season, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 105-89 on Wednesday night.

Josh Richardson scored 14 points and was a defensive spark than the Mavericks two nights earlier Took a 109-99 defeat and won the season 2-1. The other Dallas win, 51 points in LA, was three games of the season in December, roughly four months after the Clippers knocked out the Mavs in six games in the NBA playoff bubble.

« You’re a really good one Defensive team, « said Doncic, who was 16 out of 28 out of the field, including 6 out of 11 out of 3-point range.  » They are tough, back-to-back games like the playoffs. So we have to be ready for the playoffs if we can.  »

Paul George had 28 points for the Clippers, including a pair of 3 pointers in the last minute of the third quarter that cut a 12 point deficit in half and led to the fourth.

Doncic, who in scored 22 points in the first half, took command in the fourth quarter, assisted with a 3 for Jalen Brunson’s opening points of the game, and hit a fadeaway jumper and a 3 to bring the lead back to 12 at 87-75.

Leonard scored 20 points while Marcus Morris Sr. had 11 on his second start in a row but was only 1 out of 9 out of 3 point range, while the Clippers shot 28% (9 out of 32) from a long distance « For the most part, I thought we did a good job defensively, except that Luka set us on fire, » said coach Tyronn Lue. «  I thought offensively, we didn’t trust, we didn’t share basketball any further. We forced a lot of things all night.  »

Richardson, who was added in an off-season deal that cost the Mavericks their best 3-pointer shooter at Seth Curry while trying to improve defensively, influenced the game as much as did Dallas it had imagined.

The fiery security guard had two steals on incoming games in the first half after Dallas-Baskets, one of them after his own 3-pointer. Richardson, who ended with three steals, also blocked Reggie Jackson’s dunk transition attempt before half time. « That set the tone for the game, » said coach Rick Carlisle of the early thefts. «  This is just a signal to everyone in the arena that we are here. He was here. And we weren’t going anywhere. This is a big moment.  »

When George was chasing him as the Clippers tried to rally in the fourth quarter, Doncic found Maxi Kleber for a 3 and then bonded with him in an alley-oop dunk on his ninth and final submission, to bring the lead to 15. Kleber scored 12 points.

He made himself comfortable and took shots, Leonard said of Doncic, who had six rebounds. «  It’s hard to turn the water off when such a great player starts rolling.  »

Kristaps Porzingis, Doncic’s European pal, had a quiet night on the offensive with 11 points but 13 rebounds when Dallas won the battle of the boards after losing it two nights earlier.

 » I’m not at all surprised how we got out and stuck with it, « said Carlisle. «  These guys were in the playoffs. You have a very good idea of ​​what these types of games look like. The burning question is always where do you get her from here?  »

Clippers: C Serge Ibaka missed his second game in a row with lower back bottlenecks. … Leonard missed both free throws in the third quarter after Carlisle unsuccessfully challenged a foul call. Tim Hardaway Jr. believed he thwarted a dunk attempt by throwing the ball off without a foul, but the replay showed he grazed Leonard’s right hand.

Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith was about to give birth to his son out earlier in the day. … F James Johnson has missed a third game in a row and will be out for both upcoming games in Portland. Johnson must pass a series of COVID-19 tests before joining the team again to attend to personal affairs after his trip to Wyoming. … Hardaway scored 15 points.

Clippers: After three games in four days, LA has two days off before a home game on Saturday against Charlotte, who has lost ten games in a row at the Staples Center since 2009.

Mavericks: A stretch of eight out of nine games on the road starts with two straight in Portland. The first is Friday. The Trail Blazers won the only meeting in Dallas last month.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Ja Morant dribbled the length of the course for a tiebreaking layup with 1.2 seconds left and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Miami Heat 89-85 on Wednesday night to finish a three-game skid. Memphis’ Kyle Anderson intercepted the incoming pass to Morant’s basket, was fouled and made two free throws to end Miami’s winning streak at five. The starting shot was similar to five days ago when Morant’s final drive against Denver was thwarted on the edge of Center Nikola Jokic, resulting in the loss of Grizzlies.

« For a place I love with all my heart, I can’t Find words to describe how much the city of Houston means to me, « wrote Tucker.

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for another triple-double, Michael Porter Jr. added Add 28 points and the Denver Nuggets retreated in the second half to beat the Charlotte Hornets 129-104 on Wednesday night. Jokic has 10 triple doubles this season and a total of 51. Jokic leads the NBA in doubles doubles with 36 in 40 games this season.

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Eight people, six of them women more Asian Origin, were shot dead in a series of attacks at day spas in and around Atlanta, and a man suspected of having carried out the shootings was arrested in South Georgia, police said. Although authorities refused to offer a motive for the violence, the attacks prompted the New York Police Department’s Counterterrorism Division to announce the deployment of additional patrols in Asian communities as a precautionary measure. The South Korean State Department said its consulate general in Atlanta had confirmed that the victims included four women of Korean descent but was verifying their citizenship. Christian Wood and Kevin Porter Jr. played well in their first game together, but Houston provided set a new franchise record for consecutive losses.

Doctors say a Florida woman who received the coronavirus vaccine while pregnant gave birth to the first known baby with antibodies to COVID-19. </ Russell Westbrook likes to blame himself when the wizards lose. Can he help them flip it like he did a month ago?

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In President Joe Biden’s war on the coronavirus, former President Donald Trump barely exists. The Democratic President ignored Trump in his first prime-time address to the nation, save for a brief indirect push. It was the same when Biden embarked on a national tour in Pennsylvania on Tuesday to promote the $ 1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Taveion Hollingsworth scored 21 points, including two free throws. 3.3 seconds left to help Western Kentucky beat Saint Mary’s 69-67 in a first-round NIT game on Wednesday night. Charles Bassey’s dunk, 35 seconds ahead, tied after Alex Ducas made a 3-pointer to give Saint Mary’s first lead since mid-first half. Tommy Kuhse ran the clock down before Josh Anderson dumped the ball and Hollingsworth was fouled on the transition and drove hard to the basket.

Drew Doughty, Carl Grundström and Trevor Moore scored a goal in a dominant first phase and led the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Moore had a goal and assist for his first multipoint game of the season, while captain Anze Kopitar scored an empty net from the opposite goal line and added an assist. Cal Petersen scored 19 saves to end his five-time defeat for the Kings, who looked sharp with their third win in 10 games.

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