After their crack at the big wide against Oklahoma City, the Mavs intended to bounce back with the reception of another franchise within their grasp, the Magic.
Driven by a Luka Doncic determined to erase that ugly memory, and author of a daunting first half with 30 points, Dallas managed to fire Orlando by specifically passing him a 25-8 astride the third and last quarter of time (114-105 ).
Battered at the start of the game, the Mavs gradually took control of the match thanks to Luka Doncic, but also thanks to their bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. who notably signed a game with 21 points, including 12 in the last quarter.
“It was a match to recover. It’s still early in the season, but we had to make sure we were ready to respond.” said Josh Green, author of 6 points off the bench. “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be at 6 wins and 0 losses. We still have a lot of room for improvement, but above all I am happy to have been able to recover the victory. »
Overwhelmed by their clumsiness, epitomized by Paolo Banchero on 6/21 but also Franz Wagner on 3/12 shooting, the Magic couldn’t keep up with the Texans in the second half…
WHAT TO REMEMBER
– The madness of the first part of Doncic. “It was obvious that he was ready to fight.” explained Jason Kidd after. “He set the tone from the beginning.” And how ! With the excitement of intermission, Luka Doncic allowed his team to weather the storm early in the game, when the Magic started strong. Elusive to Paolo Banchero, Terrence Ross and all the other defenders sent at his back, Luka Doncic recited his basketball without batting an eyelid, with plenty of jokes to the circle for easy baskets. At 16 units in the first quarter, he added 14 in the second, to finish with 44 pawns. And above all the victory at the end!
– End of series for Paolo Banchero. It is not for not having tried, at 6/20 shooting, but Paolo Banchero will not have reached 20 points for the seventh game of his very young NBA career. Already at 18/6 and 19/6 for his second and third games, he had managed to limit the break thanks to his ability to get points on the shooting line, but even there he struggled last night with only 5/8 . He is therefore one tone below Elvin Hayes and Oscar Robertson, the two rookies who have done better in his debuts… Obviously we are not talking about Wilt Chamberlain who is out of category.
TOPS AND FLIP FLOPS
✅ Luka Doncić. Still gleefully over thirty points scored, already there at halftime (!), Luka Doncic strung together a sixth straight game of 30 or more points in his first six games. He is the first player in history to do so since Michael Jordan in 1986! With 44 units at the end, plus 5 assists and 3 rebounds, he led his Mavs to success.
✅ Tim Hardaway Jr.. He’s still not that level with management, with a small 5/15, but the Mavs’ ghost is starting to find a rhythm. The proof, Tim Hardaway Jr. had his best game of the season with 21 points, including a perfect 8/8 shooting and 12 of his 21 points scored in the fourth quarter.
✅ bowl. Starting in a big five, Bol Bol responded with his first career double-double. Author of a game with 16 points, 11 rebounds, plus 3 blocks, he continues with his very good start to the season.
✅ r j hampton. Without Cole Anthony or Markelle Fultz (and Jalen Suggs), the Magic’s backline was decimated. RJ Hampton took the opportunity to be on his side, he who had been discreet since the beginning of the school year. With 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals, RJ Hampton brought back our good memories. If he confirms that he can shoot wide, he’ll get his minutes with the Magic…
⛔️ paolo banchero. End of series for Magic rookie. After six straight games of 20 or more points to start his NBA career, the third-longest streak in history, he finished last night with 18 points on 6/20 shooting…
– Magic (1-6) : continuation of the “road trip” in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
– Mavs (3-3) : Jazz reception on Wednesday.
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