NBA: Dallas Mavericks meet in the playoffs on Utah Jazz

The Dallas Mavericks have finished the regular season with a 130: 120 win against the San Antonio Spurs. Nevertheless, the MAVs as a fourth placed of Western Conference go into the playoffs and meet the Utah Jazz in the first round. Meanwhile, the wade of Luka Doncic makes.

Dallas Mavericks (52-30) – San Antonio Spurs (34-48) 130: 120

About two and a half minutes before the end of the third quarter, Doncic seemed to hurt when he went to a small intermediate spurt. Under Visual Pain, he humped shortly on the basis of the field and directly into the cabin. The MAVs gave little later that Doncic will no longer return to the game due to tattering in the left-hand wall.

How long Doncic has to cure his battered calf is currently unclear. According to Adrian Wojnarowski (espn) rule in the MAVs but optimism that it is not a serious injury. The playoffs start for Dallas on the 16th already at 7pm of German time, Doncic has almost a week to recover.

Then Dallas will meet in the first playoff round on Utah Jazz. Despite the final success against San Antonio, the MAVs stay in four of the Western Conference, as the Golden State Warriors also won their last seasonal game and thus three defended rank. In the Regular Season, both teams brought two victories in the series between MAVs and Jazz.

At the time of Doncic ‘injury, the game was already decided against the Texas rivals. After a balanced first half of 21 leadership changes, the third quarter with 38:23 went to the households. Especially Dorian Finney-Smith began in this phase fire, alone in this passage he sank 4/4 threesome.

Dallas Mavericks beat Spurs in the Regular Season Final

So Dallas sat down to 21 points in the meantime. In the middle of the fourth quarter, however, the Spurs robbed against the reservists again on 6 meters, several threesters of the now called Theo Pinson (16, 4/4 threesome) but the MAVs brought something away again. Boban Marjanovic (4, 2 Rebounds and a No-Look Assist) helped to enjoy the fans to bring the victory ultimately into dry towels.

Although Doncic played only 29 minutes, he scratched before his injury to a triple double (26 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds, 8/18 FG). Jalen Brunson steered 18, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to victory, Finney-Smith came to 16 meters.

Dwight Powell set up a new franchise record in consequently 18 recessed field wind tests in a row, he was at the end at 12 points (5/6 FG) and 7 boards. Maxi glue had to watch again with a charged ankle, but Head Coach Jason Kidd was confident that the Big becomes ready for the playoffs.

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On the pages of the Spurs Keldon Johnson was the most successful point collector (24), DEJOUNTE Murray also came to 17 points and 7 assists, but 5/15 out of the field. Jakob Pölt Knapped a Double Double (12 and 10 Rebounds). The SPURS get it as a ten-placed in the play-in tournament to do with the New Orleans Pelicans.