Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2022-2023 Regular Season between the San Antonio Spurs (SAS) and the Dallas Mavericks (DAL) on January 1, 2023 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the AT&T Center.
The Dallas Mavericks cruises with a win against the San Antonio Spurs behind Luka’s phenomenal performance.
Dallas star player Luka Doncic finished off a historic five-game run with 51 huge points as the Mavericks gets a victory over the Spurs.
Doncic had two charity stripe shots in the final seconds of regulation, aiding the squad to have their sixth straight win.
The sensational Maverick has been smashing records and had ground-breaking performances in his last five contests, including a 60-point output with 21 rebounds and ten assists when they won against the Knicks in overtime. Doncic is the first NBA player in history to have 250 points, 50 rebounds, and 50 assists over a span of five matchups. In his last five games, he averages 45.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game.
“It’s incredible,” Christian Wood said of his teammate’s outstanding performances. “In my seven years in the league, I’ve never seen anybody do what he’s able to do. He’s on an incredible run. He’s playing like an MVP. Clearly one of the best players in the league.”
Dallas’ big man added 25 points alongside seven dimes while hitting ten of his 15 looks against the Spurs. In addition, “Luka Magic” also had six boards and six dishes, almost finishing the contest with a double-double stat line without turnovers. On the defensive end, he also had four steals and a rejection.
San Antonio’s Johnson had 30 points, Sochan added 20 and Poeltl had 19 points and 15 rebounds in the losing effort.
Doncic intentionally missed a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining in the game to keep the opposing team to have a game-winning shot.
“Not easy to win here,” Jason Kidd shared. “But, again, Luka was incredible. He bails us out again by missing the free throws as much as he wanted to make those free throws down the stretch, so that they didn’t have time to set up a play.”
Moreover, Dallas shot unfairly against the home team as they converted 58% of their shots overall while the Spurs hit 55% of their looks.
Dallas improve to 21-16 while San Antonio fall to 12-24.
Spurs vs Mavericks
32-30; 36-34; 35-29; 23-32
Spurs (125) – Johnson 30, Sochan 20, Poetlt 19, Jones 18, Collins 13
Mavericks (126) – Doncic 51, Wood 25, Hardaway 14, Dinwiddie 11, Ntilikina 9