Mavs Rally Against Hawks In Victory, Doncic And Irving Shine

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During Thursday’s NBA action, the Dallas Mavericks solidified their position in the Western Conference standings with a crucial 109-95 win against the Atlanta Hawks. This victory is significant for the Mavericks as they continue to vie for playoff positioning, showcasing the depth and resilience of their squad.

Luka Doncic, despite a slow start, ended the game with 25 points, alongside 12 rebounds and eight assists, proving once again why he’s considered an MVP candidate. His performance, especially after a scoreless first quarter, was pivotal in Dallas’ comeback and eventual triumph.

Kyrie Irving also played a crucial role, scoring 26 points. His consistency was a key factor in maintaining the momentum for the Mavericks, particularly during stretches where Doncic faced foul trouble.

“We were little tired, first game back from a long road trip,” Mavs coach Jason Kidd said. “But I thought the chemistry and trust was showing again. It wasn’t pretty, but we did what we had to do.”

The matchup against the Hawks was initially rescheduled to accommodate a postponed game, adding another layer of strategic planning to the Mavericks’ season. With this win, Dallas stays a game ahead of Phoenix, holding a crucial tiebreaker that could be decisive for playoff standings.

The Hawks faced challenges in breaking through the Mavericks’ defense, with coach Quin Snyder acknowledging the effectiveness of Dallas’ defensive strategies. Atlanta is still in contention for a spot in the play-in tournament, showcasing the competitive nature of the league as the season progresses.

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Doncic’s ability to overcome an early foul trouble in the game was a testament to his resilience and skill. He turned the game around in the second quarter with a remarkable scoring run that included a string of multiple made step-back 3-pointers and a step-through, bank shot from deep.

“Luka gets in foul trouble,” Kidd said. “This is a great scenario that could happen in a big game. It could happen in the playoffs. Someone else has to step up.”

P.J. Washington, known for his defense and three-point shooting, made a significant impact with 19 points, including a crucial three-pointer that helped seal the victory for Dallas. His recent performances have been a boost for the Mavericks, adding depth to their offense.

“Obviously, I’ve been in the gym working on my shot,” Washington said. “For me, it’s just take it with confidence, just step into it and make sure my footwork’s right.”

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As the regular season heads into its final stretch, games like these underscore the strategic battles teams face, not just in terms of in-game tactics but also in managing schedules, player rotations, and playoff positioning.

The Mavericks now look forward to a rematch with the Golden State Warriors, aiming to avenge a recent loss that snapped their seven-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Hawks are set to face Denver.

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