Clap for Nowitzkis Mavs at Ball-Comeback
Superstar Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks made a great comeback for Lonzo Ball in the NBA.
The Mavericks were clearly defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers at 102:124.
“Losing is our best option,”club owner Mark Cuban had recently said with a view to better chances at the upcoming talent distribution draft
Although the billionaire was fined 600,000 dollars (approx. 488,000 euros) by the NBA, the team nevertheless understood the boss’s message.
In L. A. Dallas started out catastrophically and was already trailing 17:32 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime, the gap was 22 points.
A look at the rebound statistics shows why the mavs had no chance. While the Dallas players grabbed 29 players, the Lakers scored 62.
In the end, Nowitzki scored eleven points, four rebounds and an astonishing three blocks in 20 minutes, while team-mate Maximilian Kleber remained pale and scored two points in 14 minutes.
The best casters of the game were the two Mavs players Harrison Barnes and Wes Matthews with 19 points each.
Lakers player Julius Randle, however, was the most prominent player on the court with 18 points, 13 rebounds and ten assists and a triple double.
Meanwhile Rookie Ball celebrated its comeback after 15 games of injury break. In only 17 minutes he scored nine points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Dallas is the penultimate with 18 victories and 41 defeats in the Western Conference. The Lakers are eleventh in the west.