Lyou Dallas Mavericks They imposed themselves 111-103 to the Utah Jazzthus threatening fourth place for Utah in the Western Conference, with another outstanding performance from Luka Doncic that left him at the gates of a triple double.
Doncic anot 35 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assistsin addition to stealing 3 balls and placing 1 blocker, and on two occasions had more than words with the star of the Jazz, the French pvot Rudy Gobertwith whom he has already starred in several incidents.
After the game, Doncic tried to take the drama out of his friction with the Frenchman and told the media with a smile that the game had been “Another day at the office.” The Slovenian base was the top scorer of his team, in which they also stood out Spencer Dinwiddie, with 23 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith, with 21.
On the Jazz, the leading scorer was Bojan Bogdanovic, with 21 pointswhile Jordan Clarkson, from the bench, scored 19. For his part Gobert finished the game with a double double of 12 points and 13 reboundsin addition to 3 plugs.
The game was very physical, with continuous rubbing and bumping. Not in vain, Mavericks and Jazz are disputing the fourth place in the Western Conference. Those from Utah entered the game in fourth place, with 40 wins and 23 losses while those from Dallas had 39 and 25, respectively.
In addition, the locals came with the run of four consecutive victories and after winning seven of the last eight games with an unstoppable Doncic who has been counting on Dinwiddie as a squire since he arrived last month after the transfer of Kristaps Porzingis.
Race between Doncic and Gobert
When the break came, the locals were leading by 11 points, 60-49. It was just after the buzzer at the end of the first half, when the the first friction between Doncic and Gobert, when the French pvot threw the ball to the Slovenian.
Doncic, who was already on his way to the locker room, returned the ball and had to be held down by players and coaching staff so that the incident would not escalate. But he gained a technique.