The Mavs jumped ahead early and kept their nose in front for most of the game. Finney-Smith led the Mavs to their first run – a 1 minute 5-0 push at the 9:28 mark in the 1st quarter scoring 3 points and setting the score at 10-6.
Doncic led the Mavs 1 minute 5-0 push with 2:27 left in the 1st quarter scoring 3 points and setting the score at 27-20. With 58 seconds left in the 1st quarter, the Mavericks went on a 5-0 run fueled by 5 points by Curry to set the score at 32-22, the scores was 32-27 after Jerami Grant scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Monte Morris, cutting the Denver Nuggets deficit to only 5 points to close the 1st quarter. With 2:48 left in the 2nd quarter.
Delon Wright made a three-pointer from a Doncic assist extending the Dallas Mavericks 4 point lead. Grant made his second free throw as the score was 59-56 to finish out the 2nd quarter. With 17 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, Justin Jackson scored a three-pointer, extending the Mavericks 3 point lead.
Seth Curry missed a jump shot as the score was 89-86 ending the 3rd quarter. The Mavericks had a rough 4th quarter. At the 10:12 mark in the 4th quarter, Monte Morris scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Plumlee, cutting the Nuggets deficit to only 2 points. Mason Plumlee dunked to tie the game, at the 9:30 mark in the 4th quarter. At the 10:47 mark in the 4th quarter.
Nuggets went on an 11-3 run fueled by 6 points by Plumlee to set the score at 96-97. Seth Curry made a jump shot, assisted by Finney-Smith, giving the Mavericks the lead, at the 7:05 mark in the 4th quarter. Malik Beasley scored a three-pointer from Hernangomez assist giving the Nuggets the lead, a huge play at the 6:54 mark in the 4th quarter.
Curry made a jump shot, assisted by Doncic, to tie the game, a huge play at the 6:16 mark in the 4th quarter. Nikola Jokic made a shot, giving the Nuggets the lead, a key play with 7 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Jokic made a shot, giving the Nuggets the lead as the score was 106-107 to end the game.
Contributors for the Nuggets: Nikola Jokic contributed 33 points (12-of-20 FG), 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Jamal Murray had 14 points (7-of-18 shooting) and 5 assists. Jerami Grant had 15 points (3-of-6 shooting) and 5 rebounds.
For the Mavs: Luka Doncic contributed 27 points (11-of-24 shooting), 10 assists and 9 rebounds. Dwight Powell had 16 points (6-of-7 from the field) and 8 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 15 points (5-of-11 shooting). Seth Curry contributed 14 points (6-of-10 shooting). Maxi Kleber contributed 13 points (4-of-9 FG) and 7 rebounds. Both teams were mostly healthy.
The Mavs have won just 2 games out of their last 5. The Mavericks next couple of matchups are home vs LAL, home vs PHI, away vs GSW. The Nuggets have 3 games remaining at home before their next road game. Buy now NBA tickets at TickPick, with no extra fees.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.