Luka Doncic scored 32 factors because the Dallas Mavericks recovered from a half-time deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 124-115 on Christmas Day.
The Mavericks trailed 54-43 at half-time however scored 51 factors within the third quarter to take management of the match.
LeBron James scored 38 factors for the Lakers, who’ve misplaced 4 video games in a row with out the injured Anthony Davis.
Earlier than the sport, a statue of Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki was unveiled exterior the American Airways Middle.
Nowitzki, a 14-time NBA All-Star, spent his total profession on the Mavericks between 1998 and 2019, main them to their sole NBA title in 2011.
Elsewhere, two-time reigning NBA Most Invaluable Participant Nikola Jokic scored 41 factors as Denver Nuggets beat Phoenix Suns 128-125 in time beyond regulation.
Denver level guard Jamal Murray tied the sport with 10.7 seconds remaining of regulation time, however Aaron Gordon’s spectacular dunk shot with 24 seconds left of time beyond regulation arrange a fourth straight victory for the Nuggets.
“It’s good. It’s only one sport,” stated Jokic. “Everyone can have one good sport.
“We hold preventing. Now we have a whole lot of guys who can play. I’m simply completely happy that we’re profitable. We’re enjoying actually good.”
Jayson Tatum has now scored 30 or extra factors for 5 successive video games as his 42 factors helped the Boston Celtics to a 139-118 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 27 factors in reply for the Bucks, who’ve now misplaced three straight video games.
The Golden State Warriors, nonetheless with out injured prime scorer Stephen Curry, beat the Memphis Grizzlies 123-109 for under their third win in 10 matches.
Jordan Poole top-scored with 32 factors for the Warriors earlier than being ejected with 9:20 remaining for his second technical foul.
Ja Morant scored 36 factors in reply for the Grizzlies, who slip to 3rd within the Western Convention.
Joel Embiid scored 35 factors and James Harden added 29 because the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 119-112.
The 76ers have now gained eight matches in a row with out with out injured guard Tyrese Maxey.
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