There was a hail of whistles from the fans, clear announcements from the coach!
Bad mood at the Dallas Mavericks: The team around superstar Luka Dončić lost to the Charlotte Hornets after a really bad performance – and threatens to lose the playoffs!
With the poor performance, the Mavericks not only angered their fans, but even slipped out of the top 10 in the NBA’s Western Conference. Due to the 109:117 against the Charlotte Hornets, the team around the German national player Maximilian Kleber is only in eleventh place, this position would not even be enough for the pre-playoffs.
The first half in particular was terrible, said Mavs coach Jason Kidd: “That was dog shit.” He could understand the boos from the audience in the third quarter: “We should have been booed in the first quarter. We can’t get out like this. Especially not at this point in the season.”
Dallas only led 2-0 against the underdog from Charlotte, but not after that. The Mavs’ top pitcher was Luka Dončić with 34 points, after the star player was fined $35,000 for a derogatory gesture to a referee before the game. Maxi Kleber scored four points.
The Los Angeles Lakers (37:37) are ahead of the Mavericks (36:37) in the table. The team of German national team captain Dennis Schröder won 116:111 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. When he met his former club again, Schröder had 21 points and six assists. Anthony Davis was the man of the evening with 37 points.