Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Dallas Mavericks (DAL) and the San Antonio Spurs (SAS) on April 12, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the American Airlines Center.
DeMar DeRozan delivers a game-winning shot against the Dallas Mavericks and ended the losing streak of the San Antonio Spurs with 0.5 seconds remaining. Overall, DeRozan tallied 33 points and dished out 8 assists in 35 minutes of action for his squad.
“DeMar is our scorer,” coach Gregg Popovich shared. “He has taken a lot of responsibility all year long. He’s got courage. He misses some of them. He makes some of them, just like everybody through the ages. He just comes back and does it again.”
Dejounte Murray added 25 markers to help his team defeat their Texas rival while also preventing the Mavericks to sweep them within the season.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks got their hearts broken in today’s game due to that shot by DeRozan.
Kristaps Porzingis had a phenomenal game against the Spurs, chipping in 31 points while also grabbing 15 big rebounds. Not only that, but he also sank down 3 three-pointers in his 8 attempts.
Luka Doncic made tough shots tonight, including that shot to tie the game before DeRozan hit that amazing shot to win the game. The European player scored 29 points and grabbed 7 assists.
“We’re a team that’s still learning some lessons about keeping our guard up, navigating through a very busy schedule,” Rick Carlisle said. “It’s not an excuse. It’s just a fact. We’ve come a long way.”
Spurs vs Dallas
Quarters: 26-26; 25-30; 37-33; 31-25
Spurs (119) – DeRozan 33, Murray 25, Walker IV 13, Poeltl 12, Johnson 9
Mavericks (117) – Porzingis 31, Doncic 29, Richardson 16, Brunson 11, Finney-Smith 9