The Dallas Mavericks, coached by Rick Carlisle, played in this match not only without leaders Luka Dončič and Kristaps Porziņģis, who were rested, but also with starting pentathlete Dorian Finie-Smith, who suffered a minor hip injury after the previous game against Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz team, which was looking to secure at least a sixth-place finish at the Western Conference today, had to do without Donovan Michel, who played great in the previous match (35 points, including several important throws at crucial moments) and refreshed his recent left leg injury.
In the first quarter, the two teams exchanged leadership several times, but at the end of the quarter, thanks to several accurate shots by George Nieng, “Jazz” gained an eight-point lead – 38:30. In the second quarter, Queens Schneider’s players defended the lead, and in the last attack, when Jordan Clarkson threw a difficult long shot with a penalty and also scored a penalty shot, it increased it to 16 points (70:54). The accuracy of the three-point shots was also the most important reason for the Jazz’s advantage in the first half – the team threw 13 out of 24 long shots (54.2%), while the opponents only two out of nine (22.2%).
Utah had the biggest advantage in the match with 22 points (78:56) in the third quarter lead, but then Dallas managed to reduce the gap to ten points (78:88), but the start of the fourth quarter was particularly successful, making a 9: 0 break in the first three minutes (seven of these points were thrown by the German Max Max Kleber). A minute later, the Mavericks also won the first time since the middle of the first quarter. Overall, Dallas played perfectly in the last 12 minutes, allowing opponents to score just 14 points, and won their second consecutive victory with 122: 114. In truth, it should be mentioned that Utah’s “Jazz” played in the second half without any starting players. This success kept the Mavericks team hoping for 6th place in the Western Conference, but in order to fulfill them, they must win the two remaining matches and hope for the Jazz failure in the last game against the San Antonio Spurs below the table.
Tim Hardard Junior was the top scorer with 27 points in the Mavericks (11/15 shots from the court), Seth Curry threw 22 points, and Bob24 Marjanovich, 2.24 m long, added 20 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Clarkson stood out with 18 points in the Utah Jazz team and 17 points in Ray Tacker’s account. French center Rudy Gober scored just nine points in 16 minutes, while Joe Ingles scored just seven.
The next game “Mavericks” will take place on August 12 at 01:30 Latvian time, meeting with the Portland “Trail Blazers” (33-39), but the regular season will end a day later, when the Phoenix “Dog” will face (32-39) .
NBA Games 10/11 in August
|The game||The result||The best|
|Thunder – Suns||101:128||Beizlijs 22 – Bukers 35|
|Mavericks – Jazz||122:114||Hardave Jr. 27 – Clarkson 18|
|Raptors – Bucks||01:30|
|Pacers – Heat||03:00|
|Nuggets – Lakers||04:00|