Black Immigrant Daily News
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 41 points in his NBA-leading fifth triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 116-113 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of last season’s Western Conference finalists.
The fourth quarter had plenty of playoff intensity as the Mavericks ended a four-game losing streak, their longest in two seasons under coach Jason Kidd.
The Warriors, who beat the Mavericks in five games last spring on their way to the title, lost for just the second time in seven games after a slow start to their season.
Stephen Curry scored 32 points for Golden State, including a quick-draw 3-pointer over Maxi Kleber for a 110-108 lead, but Dallas responded by scoring the next five points to go ahead for good.
Doncic also had 12 rebounds and 12 assists in his 51st career triple-double.
CLIPPERS 118, TRAIL BLAZERS 112
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Norman Powell scored 22 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, sending the Los Angeles Clippers to the road victory.
Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 12 assists, helping the Clippers to their second straight win. Ivica Zubac added 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Los Angeles trailed 95-82 after three quarters, but outscored Portland Trail Blazers 36-17 in the final period. Powell, a reserve, was 7 for 9 from the field in the fourth.
Portland wasted a terrific performance by Anfernee Simons, who made nine 3-pointers and scored 37 points. Jerami Grant had 32 points.
KNICKS 140, PISTONS 110
DETROIT (AP) — Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points, and New York Knicks extended their win streak against Detroit Pistons to 11 games.
Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson each scored 16 points for New York, which had lost four of five. Mitchell Robinson grabbed 13 rebounds, and reserve Immanuel Quickley had 15 points.
Isaiah Stewart scored 19 points for Detroit, which haven’t beaten New York since Jan. 7, 2020. Bojan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III each had 13 points.
The Pistons were missing two starters — Cade Cunningham (shin) and Jalen Ivey (knee) — but Bogdanovic and Stewart returned from injuries.