Doncic is left alone and the Clippers cut ground to the Mavericks

Luka Doncic couldn’t celebrate with a victory his debut in a playoffs against the fans of the Dallas Mavericks, who saw how the great game of 44 points of his star was of little use given the lack of reinforcements from the rest of the team during the lost by 108-118 at the hands of some Los Angeles Clippers what They regain traction and put the 1-2 in the tie.

LA did find the good performance of all its references last night. Kawhi leonard led the Los Angeles team with 36 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, while Paul george added 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to the locker.

In a magnificent and important choral effort, Reggie jackson added 16 points and Marcus Morris Sr. added another 15 to their repertoire, which was enough for the Angelenos to start their comeback operation in the first round series.

In a pure playoff environment and just like old times, with almost 18,000 fans in the stands, Doncic fueled local hopes with his scoring record in a playoffs and the fourth highest score in franchise history in the postseason.

The genius of the Slovenian, who touched the triple-double with 44 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, started with four consecutive hits and made the stands go crazy. His brilliant start allowed the Mavs to put a 30-11 on the scoreboard right after the game started, but the Clippers’ response was just as devastating.

A partial of 0-14 erased in the blink of an eye what seemed like a sure beating of the locals, who perhaps were too soon with the 0-3 aggregate in the tie. The first quarter ended 34-31 in favor of Dallas, but soon in the second a George triple turned the tables in favor of the visitors.

The Los Angeles win was tight, and it is the first after having five consecutive losses in the postseason. The first half of the Los Angeles stars was just as incredible as Doncic’s performance. Kawhi scored his first eight baskets in play without fail and George finished the half with 22 of his 29 points

With no answers to defend the Slovenian, the Clippers turned their attention to nullifying their main supports. on the track. Kristaps Porzingis scored 6 points in 5 minutes and then stayed at 3 more the rest of the match for a total of 9 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists (3-10 TC; 1-4 3P).

The Latvian’s performance once again aroused the fury of the home crowd, who couldn’t see beyond Doncic either. Maxi Kleber and Jalen Brunson –14 points both– were the only ones who gave their leader some encouragement intermittently. Tim Hardaway Jr.Inspired until now, he was left with 12 points and a poor 4 of 14 in field goals.

Morris was sent off after racking up five fouls and one technique for repeatedly tackling the Dallas bench after each hit at the opposite basket. The game had several tense moments, taken over by the scuffle between Doncic and Patrick Beverley, which took a double technique to face. Willie Cauley-Stein got a flagrant and a technique for putting a good slap to Terance Mann.

Serge Ibaka se lost the match due to new back discomfort, a complicated injury that has already made him miss 30 games this season. The Hispanic-Congolese was commenting on the crash through Twitter with his followers and celebrated the triumph of his own, knowing that another result would have left the tie for sentencing.

Despite Doncic’s great game, the Slovenian left knowing that there are several things to improve. There are a couple of urgencies on the 20-year-old’s to-do list: hit more free throws and find a way to keep inspiration from his teammates. The first is under your control, but the second is something else.

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