NBA: Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in Wild Collusion

After two bankruptcies in a row, the Dallas Mavericks have returned to the profit track again. At the 110: 108 victory against Minnesota, however, the Texans have to tremble in a wild final phase to the final buzzer. The strong team performance aligns the manageable appearance of Luka Doncic.

Dallas Mavericks (44-28) – Minnesota Timberwolves (42-31) 110: 108 (Boxscore)

The Slovene ended the game with 15 points at 5/17 from the field (3/11 threesome), in addition, he marked 6 rebounds, 10 assists, but also 8 turnover. For this, the teammates jumped to the side, five more MAVs score at least 15 meters – that has not existed since 1989! Dwight Powell advanced to top scorer (22 and 8 rebounds, 8/8 FG).

Reggie Bullock (18, 6/11 threesome) and Dorian Finney-Smith (15) helped with important shooting and several clutch threes, Spencer Dinwiddie supplied scoring from the bank (20). Maxi Kleber was offensively not found again in his rhythm (3, 1/9 fg and 0/6 threesome), but convinced defensive and with 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 24 minutes.

Dallas has kept the competitors in the fight for a secure playoff ticket at a distance. The home owners continue to take place five place in the west, Minnesota has fallen back from the defeat behind Denver seven. The lead of MAVs on the Wolves, however, is only 2.5 games in a game behind the fourth place (Utah).

The entrance wheels made it over wide routes of the game to keep the freshly bound Western Conference Player of the Week Karl-Anthony Towns in Chess. He came to 22 points (8/17 FG), Anthony Edwards (19), D’Angelo Russell (18) and Taurean Princce (17) were the only other Wolves actors in Double-Digits.

Dallas Mavericks: Delay by leak in the Hall roof

The evening in Dallas began curious. After heavy storms in Texas dripped through a leak in the hall roof water in the American Airlines Center, the tip-off was delayed by just under 20 minutes. But Bullock apparently did not impress. In his first game after four games break (personal reasons) he reported well with two threes in a row.

Otherwise, the MAVS engine still stuttered. Doncic fell above all by turnover (4), Dallas met only 3/12 out of the distance in the first quarter. The hosts were happy to appreciate that despite a strong start of Russell, only with a 23: 29 residue went to the second section.

Dinwiddies scoring from the bank as well as a highlight block of glue but quickly turned the game again. Only in the middle of the second quarter Doncic brought his first points on the scoreboard, Powell also steamed under the basket, while Towns was not much to see. After a competitive and entertaining first half, Dallas led 60:54.

A 10: 0 start to the third quarter brought the MAV’s first double-digit leadership since five games (+16). Minnesota had great problems with the Dallas defense in this phase, but also Doncic did not go away – Patrick Beverley had bothered to go to the Movs star on her nerves. On the other side, Edwards came better in his rhythm, he brought the wolves back to 81:86 until the end of the passage.

MAVS Viegen in Wild Collusion Phase against Timberwolves

Both teams donated nothing more in the final section. Good four and a half minutes before the end Beverley claws the ball of Doncic, squeezed from the triple line – compensation! Shortly thereafter, the guests secured their first leadership of the second half, Powell had to go to the bench with his sixth foul. Finney-Smith made a 7-0 run from the corner perfectly, Towns answered by crashing dunk, but Bullock marked his next triple after good ball movement of the MAVs.

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But it was further exciting, 10 seconds before the end Dallas lost the ball and foul Beverley. The awarded his first free throw, the second then intentionally. He actually grabbed the offensive rebound and moved another Wurffoul – but Coach Jason Kidd let the call check. The referees revised their decision, but the Jump-Ball landed at Minnesota and it repeated the game: Foulse Dallas deliberately, this time Beverley hit the first freebie and the MAVs could ultimately control the rebound from the second. Victory for Dallas!