Luka Doncic Dominant as Mavericks Cruise Past Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

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Luka Doncic posted 42 points on 16-of-28 shooting (6-of-11 from three-point range) as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-89 at home in American Airlines Center on Wednesday.

All five Mavericks starters scored in double figures with Kristaps Porzingis adding an 11-point, 13-rebound double-double. Dallas shot 50.6 percent from the field.

Paul George led L.A. with 28 points, and Kawhi Leonard contributed 20 more for the Clippers, who played without starting point guard Patrick Beverley (knee) and center Serge Ibaka (back).

The 21-18 Mavs led 77-71 going into the fourth quarter and never led by fewer than six points in the final 12 minutes en route to their sixth win in eight games. The 26-16 Clippers have lost five of seven games.

Notable Performances

Mavericks PG Luka Doncic: 42 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds

Mavericks C Kristaps Porzingis: 11 points, 13 rebounds

Mavericks G Josh Richardson: 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Clippers F Paul George: 28 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

Clippers F Kawhi Leonard: 20 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists

Clippers C Ivica Zubac: 14 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals

What’s Next?

Dallas will visit the Portland Trail Blazers for a two-game road set beginning Friday at 10 p.m. ET. L.A. is headed home to face the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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