Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2022-2023 Regular Season between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) and the Dallas Mavericks (DAL) on January 13, 2023 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Crypto.com Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks survives against the Los Angeles Lakers in double overtime behind Doncic’s stellar output.
Luka Doncic continues to be an outstanding prodigy in the league as he knocked down clutch shots in overtime to help his squad win over the home team. Overall, “Luka Magic” had 35 points, 14 boards, and 13 dishes.
Together with his two clutch three-point shots, Doncic also recorded his 56th triple-double performance. Wood added 24 points and 14 boards, ending the contest with a double-double. Hardaway Jr. had 22 markers and eight rebounds against Los Angeles.
Dallas has now gained a four-game winning momentum and is now 4-1 in their past five matchups.
As for Los Angeles, they have put in great efforts to comeback in the game after trailing by as much as 19 points. However, their offensive surge in the latter stages of the contest were no match against Doncic’s brilliance.
Russell Westbrook tallied a season-high 28 points as he came from the secondary cast of the Lakers while LeBron James had 24 points, 16 boards, and nine dimes in the losing effort. Nunn added 12 points while Bryant had 11 against the Mavs.
The Lakers have now lost two contests in a row after having a five-game winning streak.
Furthermore, Los Angeles has been constantly making adjustments on their roster due to them being short-handed. James has now returned after not playing in their previous outing and looked sharp against the Mavs.
The purple and gold group has been missing Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker, Austin Reaves, and Patrick Beverley. Due to the injuries, Darvin Ham has now been forced to make some changes in the cast and has now used his 23rd different starting lineup in 42 matchups this season.
The Mavericks improves to 24-19 while the Lakers falls down to 19-23.
Lakers vs Mavericks
36-22; 33-26; 33-28; 19-25; 7-7; 11-7
Lakers (115) Westbrook 28, James 24, Nunn 12, Bryant 11, Schroder 7
Mavericks (119) – Doncic 35, Wood 24, Hardaway Jr. 22, Dinwiddie 17, Bullock 7