The Dallas Mavericks continue adding ballots for the big hit in the negative of the NBA regular season. The finalist team in the West last year, with two of the best talents, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, offensive in the world and who wanted everything… It borders on running out of nothing. Another lost match. Against the Miami Heat (129-122) who played practically nothing and against whom not even a stratospheric Doncic served. The Playoff is further and further away despite the fact that the NBA system continues to give them opportunities that they do not take advantage of.
It is the summary of the Mavs. Luka Doncic is a star, perhaps living his best moment as a basketball player. He only rested three minutes at the Miami-Dade Arena and gave away one of those days with a star in attack. 42 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists to lead, send and warn. For Doncic, clearly, it won’t be a possible elimination.
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It cannot even be said that he was little accompanied. Doncic was joined by Irving and Hardaway with great shooting percentages (10 of 17 and 11 of 15, respectively) and 23 and 31 points.. But everything else, with the defense as a stiletto, fell to one of the worst attacks in the NBA. The summary of most of the ills of a set without structure behind.
76 points at halftime and 129 in total. Miami’s attack stands out for being the one that scores the least in the NBA and reached a ‘top’ figure for almost the entire league. It was, with a sensational Jimmy Butler, going to 35 points, 12 assists, only three misses (12/15) on the shot and no turnovers, that left the Mavs aimless.
In conclusion, six losses in the last seven games. The Play-In, a victory (37-40 by 38-41) of the Oklahma City Thunder, but there is no worse feeling and image. Not even his hero Doncic served in a night in Florida to forget.