Frustrated after the defeat of the Mavs against New York the day before that he had attributed to a bad choice on his part, Luka Doncic caught up well (24 points at 9/16, 14 rebounds and 8 assists in 3 quarters) in the 138-122 success of his FedEx Forum on Saturday night. With this 6th win in 9 games, Dallas – without Kristaps Porzingis yesterday, left to rest because of a back-to-back and replaced by Boban Marjanovic in the 5 – also clinched his 4th win in as many away games this season.
"We knew everyone was going to have to go up and that's what everyone did tonight. " Justin Jackson, 17 points to 4/7
In addition to the perf 'of Doncic and Jackson, the Mavs, 8 players with at least 10 points, were helped by the 20 points to 7/14 of Tim Hardaway Jr., the 16 points of Seth Curry or the 13 points of Jalen Brunson. Already at 104 points after three quarter-points, the team ended the match at 53.6%, 27 assists and 47 rebounds (at 39).
"We needed a win, so that's all that matters. It was a great match, we needed to bounce back. The effort was collective and we won. Luka Doncic
Memphis in front of 34-31 after 12 minutes, the Mavs took control in the 2nd and took the lead 68-62 in the locker room, before dominating the second half 70-60.
"We have a lot of guys who can contribute from one night to the next, tonight it happened. We all tried to play together, to involve everyone, and it worked well. Justin Jackson