Dallas welcomed the New York Knicks to its American Airlines Center. In their second clash of the season, Dallas was better again, led by the masterful Luka Doncic.
The Dallas Mavericks got all the spoils in a superb basketball performance after Luka Doncic won overtime in an incredible way.
The New York Knicks led during almost the entire match and completely controlled the match, until a few seconds before the end. First, Spencer Dinwiddie hit a three-pointer for 112:113, then on the other side, McBride hit both free throws and returned the three-point difference to the Knicks.
Then the magical Luka Doncic enters the scene. He was fouled with five seconds left, hit the first shot and intentionally missed the second, hoping for an offensive rebound. After a real commotion in the racket of the visiting team, the ball somehow reaches Doncic, who “volleyballed” for extra time, it was 115:115.
In overtime, complete dominance by Dallas. Chris Wood, Spencer Dinwiddie and Luka led the Mavericks to the final triumph with a score of 126:121.
Luka Dončić made history, he became the first player in the NBA to record a triple-double, scoring 60 points and having 20 rebounds. Last night he scored exactly 60 points and had 21 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and a block. Spencer Dinwiddie was also excellent with 25 points, six rebounds and five assists. Chris Wood with 19 points and Tim Hardaway with 11 were also in double figures.
On the other hand, as many as three players reached a double-double effect. Julius Randle had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Mitchell Robinson added 20 points with 16 rebounds, and Immanuel Quickley had 13 points and 15 assists. Quentin Grimes was the most efficient with 33 points, he also had six rebounds and four assists.
Dallas is now sixth in the West with a 19-16 record, while the Knicks are also sixth in the East with a record of 18-17. In the next round, the New Yorkers visit another team from Texas, the San Antonio Spurs, and hope to end the series of four consecutive defeats. Dallas’ next opponent will be Houston in another Texas derby.