NBA Daily: Doncic Posts Yet Another Triple-Double to Push Mavericks Past Pelicans in OT 127-123
By Reylan Loberternos
Fri, 06 Mar 2020
Boracay Island, Philippines – Luka Doncic became Dallas’ franchise leader in career triple-doubles, as he registered 30 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists, to go along with 1 block and 1 steal and propel the Mavericks to a 127-123 overtime victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, Philippine time) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Kristaps Porzingis was a perfect complement to Doncic’s all-around brilliance, as he added a game-high 34 markers, 12 boards, 3 dimes, and 5 blocks for the Mavericks, who improved to 38 wins against 25 losses, which is good for 7th place in the Western Conference team standings.
Lonzo Ball led the way for the Pelicans, stuffing the stats sheet with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. He also found his range connecting on 9 of his 19 field goal attempts, including 7-for-11 from deep. Brandon Ingram and rookie sensation Zion Williamson added 27 and 21, respectively for the Pelicans, who dropped to a 26-36 win-loss card, for 12th spot in the Western Conference team standings.
The Pelicans will travel home to host the Miami Heat on Friday night (Saturday morning, Philippine time)
Meanwhile, the Mavericks stay at home to host the Memphis Grizzlies on the same night.
How they scored:
Mavericks 127 – Porzingis 34, Doncic 30, Curry 21, Hardaway Jr. 18, Wright 10, Kleber 5, Lee 5, Finney-Smith 2, Cauley-Stein 2
Pelicans 123 – Ingram 27, Ball 25, Williamson 21, Holiday 19, Jackson 12, Favors 10, Moore 4, Melli 3, Hart 2
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
(Road Team – Home Team)
BOS 112 – 106 CLE
OKC 114 – 107 DET
IND 100 – 119 MIL
ORL 113 – 116 MIA
MEM 118 – 79 BKN
UTAH 112 – 104 NYK
CHI 108 – 115 MIN
NOP 123 – 127 DAL (OT)
WSH 104 – 125 POR
GAMES TODAY, March 6, 2020 CT
DEN @ CHA 8:00 AM CT
LAC @ HOU 9:00 AM CT
PHI @ SAC 11:00 AM CT
TOR @ GSW 11:30 AM CT
P.S. Here’s a shout out to my former colleague, good friend, and brother in Christ, Architect Perpetuo “Dodong” Arambala, who is celebrating his golden birthday today. Bro Dodong, as humble, as simple, and as down-to-earth as he is, topped the Architecture Board Exams when he took it not so long ago. He is currently the Corporate Architect and an esteemed member of the Executive Committee of Alturas Group of Companies. He and his beautiful wife Ritzel “Etching” Arambala are franchisees of Body and Sole Spa and Ystilo Salon outlets in Tagbilaran City. Bro Dodong is a budding songwriter and a brilliant guitar player, as their only son Yammy is as well. Cheers to more years of prosperity and good health, Bro Dodong! Happy Birthday and God bless!
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