Sports writing (USA), Apr 25 (EFE) .- The strategy of controlling Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic was effective in the defensive game of the Los Angeles Lakers, but despite this they could not avoid the defeat by 108-93 before the Dallas Mavericks.
Doncic added a double-double of 18 points and 13 assists, four of which helped Canadian center Dwight Powell to become a Mavericks scorer by scoring 25 points, the season’s best, including 12 he scored in the fourth quarter. .
Shooting inspiration from Powell, who also grabbed nine rebounds and hit 11 of 12 shots from the field, allowed the Mavericks to rally 17 points in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers faced the game without star forward LeBron James and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with a sprained right ankle.
The Lakers have lost four of five games and are just a half game ahead of the Mavericks for fifth in the Western Conference.
Guard Ben McLemore with 20 points was the leader of the Lakers, while German point guard Dennis Schröder finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 assists.
Power forward Kyle Kuzma reached 14 points and center Andre Drummond was the best in the inside game, grabbing 12 rebounds; he recovered three balls and scored six points.
Spaniard Marc Gasol, who played 18 minutes, scored 1 of 2 personnel pitches, in addition to capturing seven rebounds (five defensive); he gave two assists, put a block, lost a ball and committed two personal fouls.
The Sant Boi player returned to the Lakers after missing the previous three games while recovering from the small fracture he sustained in the little finger of his left hand.
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