01/31/2023 at 07:42


    The Slovenian pulled Dallas to give the Mavs a 111-105 victory

    Bogdanovic, with 29 points and 10/15 shooting from the field, was the best in Detroit

    In his first game after spraining his ankle last week, Luka Doncic put up a whopping 53-point display for the dallas mavericks they will defeat this Monday in a tight way to the Detroit Pistons (111-105). The Slovenian sprained himself in the first minutes of the Mavericks’ match against the Phoenix Suns last Thursday and for that reason did not participate in the duel between Dallas and the Utah Jazz on Saturday. On his return to the courts, Doncic dazzled with a fabulous 17 of 24 shooting from the field (including 5 of 11 from 3-pointers), added 14 of 18 from the free range and also had 8 rebounds and 5 assists. This is the fourth time that the point guard has reached 50 points this season, in which he already appears as one of the great contenders for the MVP of the regular season.

    Doncic was particularly unstoppable in the first quarter, amassing 24 of the Mavericks’ 30 total points. “The ankle is fine. Obviously not 100 percent yet, but it’s fine,” Doncic said at the post-game press conference.

    Despite playing against the worst team in the Eastern Conference, Dallas (27-25) had to work until the end to defeat the Pistons (13-39). Bojan Bogdanovic (29 points on 10-of-15 shooting) was the best for Detroit, which went on to win by 11 points in the third quarter but was unable to maintain that lead until the end.

    The Mavericks will face the Pelicans on Thursday, in crisis after eight straight losses, while the Pistons will face the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, in a streak after six straight victories.