Luka Doncic has big 2nd half, Mavericks rout Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 21 of his 27 points in a dynamic second half, Kristaps Porzingis added 15 points and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ 10-game winning streak with a 114-100 victory Sunday.
Doncic also had 10 assists and nine rebounds, and Delon Wright had 17 points and nine assists in the Mavericks’ seventh victory in eight games.
Dallas underlined its status as a likely title contender with an inspired second half on the road against the NBA-leading Lakers, who had lost only once in 18 games since their season opener.
The Mavs erased a halftime deficit with a 28-5 run to open the third quarter, shredding the Lakers’ usually solid defense. Dallas’ decisive rally was led by a majestic quarter from Doncic, who had 16 points and five assists in the third after going 2 for 9 in the first half.
Miami trailed 106-99 after a 3-pointer by Joe Harris with 1:45 remaining, but pitched a shutout from there and got the victory thanks largely to the aggressiveness of Butler. He kept attacking the rim and had five free throws in the closing run, overcoming his 5-for-17 shooting from the field.
Toronto led 77-37 for the biggest halftime lead in franchise history and in the NBA this season. It matched the eighth-largest halftime lead in league history, and was the Jazz’s biggest halftime deficit.
Mike Conley scored 20 points for Utah.
Julius Randle led the Knicks with 26 points.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Paul scored seven of his 16 points in a late 12-0 run in Oklahoma City’s victory over New Orleans.
Jrue Holiday had 26 points for New Orleans.
Luke Kennard added 20 points for the Pistons They had lost eight of 10.
DeMar DeRozan had 20 points for San Antonio. The Spurs have lost 11 of 13.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier tied his career high with 32 points and Terrence Ross added 19 points in Orlando’s victory over Golden State.
Glenn Robinson III led Golden State with 19 points.
Davis Bertans had 20 points and a tied his career high with six 3-pointers.
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