Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) vs the Dallas Mavericks (DAL) on April 23, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the American Airlines Center.
Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks to defeat the Lakers as the superstar, Anthony Davis returns for the Lakers squad.
“Luka Magic” tallied 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists for the Mavericks. Not only that, but he also dropped 3 three-pointers on the defending champions.
After scoring 19 points while grabbing 6 rebounds, Porzingis left the game within the third quarter and did not return for the rest of the matchup after spraining his ankle.
“I’m not sure where to begin on this one,” said Rick Carlisle. “A lot of ups and downs,” he added.
After missing 30 Laker games because of right calf and heel injuries, the 8-time All-Star, Anthony Davis finally returned to play for the reigning champions of the league. Davis scored 4 points on 2-10 shooting while playing for 17 minutes.
According to Frank Vogel, the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, when Davis returns to play, he will be limited to only 15 minutes, but Davis claimed that the limitation was up to 20 minutes.
“KCP” stood up again as the highest scorer, scoring 29 markers in 9-17 shooting while also dropping 6 three-pointers.
Schroder added 25 points and 13 assists for the team, finishing the game with a double-double. Their big man, Drummond, scored 14 points and grabbed 19 monstrous boards while shooting 5-10 from the field.
The Mavericks go up to 32-26 while the Lakers descend to 35-24.
Lakers vs Mavericks
26-31; 25-31; 39-32; 20-21
Mavericks (115) – Doncic 30, Porzingis 19, Cauley-Stein 11, Powell 10, Finney-Smith 10
Lakers (110) – Caldwell-Pope 29, Schroder 25, Drummond 14, Harrell 14, Kuzma 8