Triple-Double in Doncic, Mavericks Beat Bulls 113-99 – Greeley Tribune

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 22 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for a third triple-double of the season as the Dallas Mavericks beat Chicago 113-99 on Sunday night to snap the Bulls for a sixth straight win of the season. achieved. Nine match winning streak.

Josh Green and Maxi Kleber had a season high with 18-18 points for Dallas. It was a career high for Green, who scored nine runs in the fourth quarter, and Kleber scored a career high hitting six shots in the back of the arc in nine attempts. Jalen Brunson added 17 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 12 and Dwight Powell added 10.

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Back in the lineup after missing the previous game with a right ankle sprain, Doncic received his first triple-double since November 29 and is 39 in his four-year NBA career.

“He seemed fine, didn’t he?” Mavericks assistant coach Sean Sweeney, who led the team for a second straight game after Jason Kidd was placed in NBA health and safety protocols on Friday, said.

Dallas won by an average of 15.7 points during their streak and held opponents to 93.0 points.

“The (defensive) solidarity combined with the effort has been really, really strong,” Sweeney said. “We’re doing a real good job of figuring out what the plan is and then, if it’s not something we’ve prepared for, cover for each other when needed.”

Demar DeRozan and Zach LaVine scored 20 points each to lead the Bulls. Chicago averaged 111.3 points per game, the eighth-best in the league, and reached double digits for the first time since December 11.

The Bulls lead the NBA in 3-point shooting at 38.7%, but with a league-less 29.9 attempts. He hit 7 of 15 in the first half, but only 4 of 18 later scored 11 for 33 at 33.3%. “We got people to shoot what we (them) wanted to shoot,” Kleber said. Said Kleber, whose previous game had come on 12 shots with six 3. “Everyone stuck to the game plan. We never lost our temper.”

The Bulls failed to get their longest streak since 1997–98, at the end of Michael Jordan’s six championship seasons.

Chicago coach Billy Donovan said, “What these guys did night and night to get nine wins in a row, I’m really proud of what they did.”

“10 (consecutive wins), it would have been nice to get double points, but we didn’t play enough to win,” said Nikola Vucevi, who scored 13 points.

The Mavericks led 83-81 after DeRozan opened the fourth quarter with a 15-foot jumper. Dallas then beat Chicago 19–7 to take a 102–88 lead, with a 6:24 lead.

remember when

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Go back to the 2010–11 championship season and find Dallas winning streaks longer than six games. That season, the Mavericks had regular season runs of 12, 10 and eight games and a seven-game streak during the playoffs.

successful repeat

Green, the Mavericks’ first-round draft pick in 2020, scored a career-high 17 points in a 24-point victory over Houston last Friday. That career best lasted less than 48 hours.

“I think I was able to find a groove and just be able to build it,” Green said.

We have soul, how are you?

At the end of the third quarter, a large contingent of Bulls fans at the American Airlines Center chanted “MVP!” was shouting slogans. When DeRozan stepped over the free-throw line. When Doncic prepared to shoot the free throw about 40 seconds later, most of the fans in the building presumably sang the same chant loudly.


Bulls: Coby White scored 11 points in the first half for his seventh straight double-figure game and finished with 13. …F Patrick Williams (broken wrist at the end of October) has been replaced by a brace.

Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis missed his fifth straight game while in protocol. … Doncic, number 77, had seven points, seven rebounds and seven assists at halftime. … Dallas’ first half was shot with only a 1:17 free throw when Green finished the three-point game.


Bulls: Host Detroit on Tuesday night to start a three-game homestand.

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Mavericks: Wednesday night in New York.