Nowitzkis season record is not enough for Mavs
The Dallas Mavericks take the third consecutive defeat. Dirk Nowitzki shines with a season record. The Atlanta Hawks will also lose with Dennis Schröder.
Despite a strong Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks suffered their third consecutive defeat.
In the Portland Trail Blazers, the Mavs lost 113:97.
Nowitzki scored 21 points in Portland as the second-best Mavericks player, setting his best score of the season. In addition, Nowitzki grabbed four rebounds and blocked twice, while Maxi Kleber, who was in the starting five, scored ten points.
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Top scorer of the Mavs was Wesley Matthews with 23 points. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. scored 21 points, six rebounds and six assists.
On the side of Portland, Damian Lillard was the outstanding man with 31 points. In addition, the build-up player gets nine templates and five rebounds.
The landlords proved to be particularly accurate from the three-line. Lillard and Co. sunk a total of 18 threesomes and were in the lead from the beginning.
Dennis Schröder and the Atlanta Hawks also had no reason to cheer. The Braunschweig defeated the Boston Celtics 97:113. Schröder was top scorer with 18 points in the Hawks.
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The Bulls played without Paul Zipser, who was transferred to the G-League. Best Bulls scorer was Robin Lopez with 20 points.