Luka Doncic’s 31 secures Dallas Mavericks win over Utah Jazz

Luka Doncic leads Dallas Mavericks emerge victorious for the first time this season against Utah Jazz

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Luka Doncic and Rudy Gobert

It was a valiant team effort from the Dallas Mavericks that made them emerge victorious past NBA Leading Utah Jazz. Luka Doncic led the home team with 31 points, while Dorian Finney-Smith scored season high 23 points. Jalen Brunson scored 20 points and Josh Richardson added 17. Dallas Mavericks won the first time against the Utah Jazz in the 2020-21 season. 

In a game where Dallas beat Utah by long range, Mike Conley scored 28 points to lead the Jazz, who trailed by as many as 18 points. Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson scored 16 each, and Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 15 rebounds. 

Luka Doncic leads Dallas Mavericks past NBA Leading Utah Jazz 

The Mavericks were 23 for 49 from behind the arc; their highs this season from behind the arc are 25 makes and 50 attempts. The Jazz, who were leading the NBA averaging 17.1 3-pointers per game and ranked second hitting 39.8% from long range, went 12 for 44. They were 9 for 23 in the first half. Likewise, they previously led the league holding opponents to 30.5 3-point attempts and 10.4 made from long range. 

“For us to lose that game only by eight, that says a lot about us,” said Donovan Mitchell as per ESPN, who went into play averaging 25.6 points and scored only four in the first half while shooting 2 for 13 from the floor and 0 for 5 on 3-pointers. “The biggest thing is not to overreact.” 

“To hold these guys to 103 is a hell of a job,” Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle said. “The difference was we just came out and we were much more physical than we were last time we played them. That was a long time ago; that was light years ago.” 

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