Playoff Race Tightens: Luka's Mavs vs Kings GAMEDAY

Playoff Race Tightens: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings GAMEDAY
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DALLAS - On Saturday night, Dorian Finney-Smith scored a clutch three-pointer, enabling the Dallas Mavericks to beat the red-hot Washington Wizards 125-124.

Mavs star Luka Doncic continued making history, becoming the fourth NBA player, alongside Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, and the Wizards’ Russell Westbrook, to post a 30-point, 20-assist, 10-rebound triple-double (31,20,12).

Westbrook also put on a show for Washington, recording 42 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. With the win, Dallas officially passed the Los Angeles Lakers into the fifth spot in the Western Conference.

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Dallas guard Trey Burke recognizes that there’s still work to do:

“We know there’s still nine games left. Nothing is set in stone. We’ve still got to finish.”

After losing its past two games to the Kings, Dallas will hope to avoid a season sweep and continue its momentum.

KEY PLAYER:

Doncic, who’s been playing at an MVP level lately, will continue to lead the Mavs without his co-star Kristaps Porzingis. Doncic is averaging 28.6 points, 8.9 assists, and eight rebounds.

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RECORD: Dallas Mavericks (36-27, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (26-37, 12th in the Western Conference)

INJURY UPDATE: Mavericks: JJ Redick: out (rest), Tyrell Terry: out (personal), Kristaps Porzingis: out (knee)

Kings: Harrison Barnes: day-to-day (adductor), Chimezie Metu: day-to-day (back), Robert Woodard II: out (low back), De'Aaron Fox: out (health protocols)

WHEN: Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. CT

LOCATION: American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Southwest

CONTINUE READING: Rick Carlisle Praises ‘Stay Ready’ Trey Burke For Impressive Recent Play