Mavericks’ Irving and Doncic Dominate Timberwolves in West Finals

Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks do not intend to last forever against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The two stars reached the 30-point plateau in a 116-107 victory Sunday night, to allow the Mavericks to take a 3-0 lead in the West final and take a serious chance on the honors of the series.

Doncic scored 33 points and 7 rebounds, while Irving also added 33 points.

” I’m confident. They tried to put two players in defensive coverage against me the whole game, and even against Kyrie. It’s even better, everyone touches the ball and everyone plays. It’s a fantastic victory,” Doncic commented on TNT after the match.

Dallas will have the opportunity to eliminate the Timberwolves and advance to the final on Tuesday, in Game 5.

“There is still a victory to be had. It’s not over. They have a great team, nothing is finished yet and we have to win the next game. Then we will have to rest if we win,” Doncic said.

Discreet since the start of the series, Anthony Edwards had a good game with 26 points, but his efforts were insufficient to allow the Timberwolves to get their heads above water.

No other Minnesota player reached the 20-point plateau in the game. Mike Conley had 16 points and Jaden McDaniels added 15 points.

After a good start to the match, marked by good offensive work under the ring and a good defensive contribution, Derek Lively II saw his match abruptly stopped at the start of the second quarter. While Lively II was on the ground after losing her balance, Karl-Anthony Towns attacked the basket and his knee solidly struck the back of Lively II’s head.

The latter remained on the ground for a long time, before leaving the field with help.

The Mavericks took the lead just over two minutes into the first quarter and never trailed for the remainder of the first half. Leading by five points after one quarter, Dallas even increased its lead to 12 points at one point.

Irving contributed to the Mavs’ success with 14 points in the first half of the game, while Doncic added 15 points in the first two quarters.

Edwards took charge in the third quarter, however. At the heart of a 13-3 sequence to the advantage of the Timberwolves, Edwards stood out by scoring 10 of these 13 points to allow Minnesota to tie the game 77-77.

The two teams remained neck and neck until the very end of the match. With the score at 104-104, Washington hit a big shot from downtown to put the Mavericks in control.

With less than a minute to play, Daniel Gafford capped a 12-1 Dallas surge with a huge dunk past Rudy Gobert to increase Dallas’ lead to eight points.

2024-05-26 20:37:00
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