WASHINGTON (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 26 factors and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 109-87 Saturday evening.
Doncic shot 12 of 24 and had eight rebounds and 6 assists as Dallas has gained 4 straight and accomplished a five-game roadtrip at 4-1.
Jalen Brunson scored 19 factors and Boban Marjanovic posted his third double-double of the season with 15 factors and 12 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 factors and Dorian Finney-Smith added 11.
Russell Westbrook had 26 factors and 14 rebounds because the Wizards posted a season-low level whole. Washington has dropped three straight and 11 of 14 for the reason that All-Star break.
Robin Lopez scored 18 factors and Raul Neto had 16 factors off the bench. Davis Bertans scored 11 factors in his first recreation since March 18. Bertans made three of Washington’s 5 3-pointers. The Wizards shot simply 20% (5 of 25) from lengthy distance.
The Mavericks led after every quarter and trailed simply as soon as regardless of enjoying with out Kristaps Porzingis, who sat out for the fifth time on the again finish of a back-to-back this season whereas recovering from his surgically repaired proper knee.
Dallas did have coach Rick Carlisle again on the sidelines after he missed Friday’s win on the New York Knicks. Carlisle had examined optimistic for COVID-19, however later assessments revealed it to be a false optimistic. Carlisle had been vaccinated in January.
Bradley Beal participated in pre-game warmups however missed his fourth straight recreation for Washington with a proper hip contusion. Beal leads the NBA with 31.Three factors per recreation.
Mavericks: Josh Richardson (left calf) and Maxi Kleber (left leg contusion) had been out. … The 7-foot-Four Marjanovic acquired his third begin of the season and matched his season-high.
Wizards: Rui Hachimura was dominated out late with proper shoulder tightness. … Washington scored 19 factors within the first quarter. … Neto picked up a technical foul with 10:16 left within the fourth quarter. … Wizards’ solely lead of the sport got here at 5-Four with 9:50 left within the first quarter.
Mavericks: Return dwelling to face Utah on Monday.
Wizards: Start a six-game journey in Tampa in opposition to Toronto on Monday.