Dallas – Luca Donsik slammed the scorer’s table this time, not in anger but in joy.
The Dallas sensation hit a tiebreaker from a 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining – his second go-forward 3 in the final minute – and the Mavericks avoided a fourth-quarter collapse in a 110–107 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
The Celtics took an 11-point lead with a three-point lead before Jaylen Brown lined them up with a short jumper in the final minute. Donetic responded with a difficult 3 on 6-foot-8 Daniel Thies before Brown drew Boston with another bucket on 107-all.
Donsick did it again – this time with Kemba Walker walking on it Step-back shot from left wing – and turned to the scorer’s table the same way he gave Phoenix after the last-second defeat. Devin Booker hit a go-forward shot in the final seconds of that game before Devine’s frustration attempt. The 109–108 loss pulled off a six-game losing streak.
After the latest dramatic shot, similar to a Doncic, to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 in the first round series in the playoff bubble, Boston’s desperate incoming toss went to the rim, leading to Dallas’ win.
“It’s just something I was doing, I tried to do,” said Doncic, who missed a wide-open 3 that would have tied Portland late in a 121–118 loss. By an adjournment of two seasons before the eight-day break on 14 February.
“But sometimes you’re gonna miss it, like the last game against Portland. Sometimes you’re going to make it.”
Donsick scored 31 points in 6-of-8 shooting from 3, while Brown added 29 and Jason Tatum added 28 to the All-Star matchup for the trio, while Brown and Tatum were named Eastern Conference reserves the day before. . Donsick is a West starter for the second straight season.
Playing without Kristup Porzingis for the second straight night on back-to-back due to a tight low back for his European sidekick, Donsik was in a fourth-quarter lead before another stunning finish five days before his 22nd birthday. Was stable to help. He had 10 rebels and eight assistants.
Coach Rick Carlisle said, “He is a very unique player, a very unique person.” “The wiring of people like Luke Donsick, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, are the people who focus like this laser in these situations. It is difficult to explain how their brains and brains work. “
The Mavericks won for the seventh time in nine games. To get .500 for the first time in nearly a month, while dropping Boston below the break-even mark for the first time since the third game of the season. The Celtics were coming off an overtime loss in New Orleans when they gained a 24-point lead in the second half.
Boston coach Brad Stevens said, “A great player took two tremendous shots to defeat us.” “This is obviously another heartbreaking loss. But it feels a little different than Sunday. “
Brown was 12 of 20 from the field that day, making his first All-Star team on the same day, while Tatum made his second straight pick. Walker scored 14 of 21 points in the fourth to help the Boston rally, but the Celtics finished the season under 500, this time for the first time since 2014-15.
Brown said, “I don’t like All-Star very much because we’re down. 500”. “I think it’s been the most I’ve lost since I’ve been here. I hope we’ll do some games together and score a run. It makes a lot of sense for us to do that.”