The Dallas Mavericks beat the Clippers 113-103 in Game 1 of their first-round series on Saturday at Staples Center. This happened less than a year after the Clippers failed to advance past the second round after squandering a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets.
Mavericks guard Luka Doncic finished with 31 points while shooting 11-of-24 from the field and 5-of-11 from 3-point range. Clippers star Kawhi Leonard countered with 26 points on 9-of-22 shooting. But it wasn’t enough. Paul George added 23 points, but he missed his first seven shots.
Game 2 is on Tuesday at Staples Center.
Mavericks beat the Clippers, 113-103 in Game 1 😤
Luka: 31 PTS, 10 REB, 11 AST pic.twitter.com/NqS4wImMsG
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The Klaw, doing it all this season.
24.8 PPG | 6.5 RPG | 5.2 APG | 1.6 SPG
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