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Dallas Mavericks Edges Utah Jazz, Notch 5th Straight Win


Dallas Mavericks caught Utah Jazz flatfooted as they score a 111-103 victory in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Monday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Luka Doncic fell short of triple-double with 31 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, while Dorian Finney-Smith added 23 markers as the Mavericks improved to 28-21.

Jalen Brunson chipped in 20 markers, while Josh Richardson and Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 17 and 16 points apiece for Dallas, which have won its last five matches.

Holding to a 27-25 lead after the opening quarter, the Mavericks widened the gap from the Jazz in the second period behind Doncic, Robinson and Brunson for a 50-42 halftime edge.

The lead grew further for the Mavericks in the second half with Doncic, Finney-Smith and Hardaway draining their baskets for an 87-69 upperhand after 36 minutes.

Mike Conley top-scored with 28 points, while Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson, Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 markers apiece as the Jazz fell to 38-12.

In other results, Cleveland Cavaliers (18-32) prevailed over San Antonio Spurs (24-24), 125-101; Minnesota Timberwolves (13-28) edged Sacramento Kings (22-29), 116-106; and Detroit Pistons (15-35) toppled Oklahoma City Thunder (20-30), 132-108.