What seemed like a disaster for the Dallas Mavericks ended in smiles and celebrations as his figure, the Slovenian Luka Doncic recovered from an ‘unrecognizable’ start and resumed his All-Star level to lead his team to victory by 99 -104 over the San Antonio Spurs.
The start of the Texan duel did not give good signs for Jason Kidd’s boys, who scored 1 point in the first 5 minutes of the game, something they did only twice with their past coach, Rick Carlisle.
According to ESPN Stats & Info research, the Mavs scored 15 points in the first quarter, the fewest in a quarter this season. They scored 15 or less in a quarter just four times last season so that at the end of the first quarter against San Antonio they were down 25-15, losing up to 20 points in the first quarter for the 16th time in the last 25 seasons.
However for the second quarter, the great figure of the Mavs appeared, Luka Doncic, who put the game back and forth; While Spurs started the night with a 25-5 run, then the Mavs had a 31-4 run led by former Real Madrid.
With 18 points in the second half, Doncic posted his most points in any half during the nascent 2021-2022 season.
At the end of the game, the point guard registered 25 points, 5 assists and 3 boards to help his quintet leave their record at 3-1 and give Gregg Popovich’s men their fourth loss in a row (Nuggetsm Bucks and Lakers, the previous ones) after starting with a win against the Magic.