Boston, Massachusetts 2021-02-23 22:55:07 –
Luka Doncic ejected three pointers to snap the tie in the fourth quarter with seven tenths of the remaining seconds to beat host Dallas Mavericks 110-107 against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. ..
Doncic first created the Goahead 3 pointer, betting Dallas on the 107-105 lead with 15.8 seconds remaining, and then provided fireworks following Jaylen Brown’s tying layup. Doncic quietly sank the high arch attempt across the three-point line for the final winning shot.
Doncic scored 31 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists for the Mavericks, who won his sixth outing on seven outings, despite playing without Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber. Porzingis sat down on Tuesday with a sprain on his left ankle and hurt his back for two consecutive games.
Jalen Brunson scored 16 out of 22 points in the fourth quarter, and Josh Richardson added 16 points as the Mavericks caused Boston two consecutive depressing defeats. The Celtics lost to New Orleans Pelican in 120-115 overtime on Sunday, taking a 24-point lead.
Brown scored 29 points, fellow All-Star Game Reserve Jayson Tatum added 28, Kemba Walker scored 21 for the Celtics, and the Celtics lost seven of the last ten games.
Branson’s three-pointer gave the Mavericks an advantage of 104-93, leaving the Celtics 3:12 before scoring the next 12 points to lead. Brown appeared to provide the final salvo by sinking the pull-up jumper from his elbow with 37.5 seconds remaining.
Boston secured a 65-60 lead in the third quarter, taking advantage of Dallas’ icy shooting performance. Tristan Thompson, Brown and Tatam used the interior to accentuate the Celtics’ 7-0 run while Mavericks remained scoreless for five and a half minutes.
Thompson secured an aggressive rebound and putback, leading Boston 56-55, remaining 1:12 in the second quarter. Neither team scored the rest of the way to allow the Celtics to claim a one-point advantage during breaks.
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