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Dallas 127, Oklahoma City 106
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, March 29, 2021
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials: #84 Jenna Schroeder, #30 John Goble, #36 Brent Barnaky
Attendance: N/A

Luka Doncic had 25 points and seven assists to help the Dallas Mavericks snap a two-game losing streak with a 127-106 win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night

Doncic hadn't played in either of the Mavericks' most recent losses, nor had he played in either of their first two games against the Thunder this season, but he returned to have a major impact.

Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and nine rebounds, going 9 of 15 from the floor. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19. The Mavericks tied a season-high with 51 field goals, shooting 53.1 percent.

Oklahoma City has lost three in a row, tying their longest losing streak of the season.

Dallas dug itself into an early hole after the All-Star break but got off to a hot start Monday. The Mavericks led by as many as 12 in the first quarter with the help of an early 13-2 run and led 33-24 after one quarter.

Dallas had trailed after 12 minutes in each of their first 10 games since the break.

Porzingis helped the Mavericks build that early lead with 12 points in the first, going 5 of 8 from the floor. It was the third consecutive game with double-digit scoring in the first quarter for Porzingis.

The Thunder quickly erased the deficit to start the second quarter, going 8 for 10 from the floor -- including six points from the newly acquired Tony Bradley, who was making his Oklahoma City debut -- in the first four minutes.

But the Mavericks regained control, as Porzingis tied his career high with five assists by halftime -- all in the last eight minutes before the break. Porzingis didn't have another assist the rest of the way.

Aleksej Pokusevski led the Thunder with 21 points. Svi Mykhailiuk added 16, going 7 of 10 from the floor.

The Thunder attempted 33 free throws -- 20 more than Dallas -- but made just 63.6 percent. Dallas scored 24 points off Oklahoma City's 16 turnovers.

Nicolo Melli made his Mavericks debut in the second half, going 3 for 4 from the floor with six points.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Oklahoma City
Luka Doncic 25 Scoring Aleksej Pokusevski 21
Jalen Brunson 7 Assists Ty Jerome 5
Kristaps Porzingis 9 Rebounds Moses Brown 9
Tim Hardaway Jr. 4 Free Throws Made Theo Maledon 5
Jalen Brunson 2 Steals Isaiah Roby 3
Kristaps Porzingis 2 Blocks Moses Brown 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 127 53.1 16-44 9-13 30 43 3 11 9
Oklahoma City 106 46.9 9-26 21-33 17 47 4 8 16
Upcoming Games
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Thunder have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .481 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .545 after a loss.