Luka Doncic was able to rebound from a hamstring injury to hit a tie 3-pointer with 1:31 left. Spencer Dinwiddie won the game with 9 seconds remaining. The Dallas Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics 95-92 Sunday.
Garnett sat courtside, waiting for the postgame ceremony to remove No. 5 from his uniform. 5: The Mavericks won the eighth game in eight and Boston snapped its five-game winning streak.
Doncic left the game in the first quarter rubbing his left leg. He finished the match with 26 points and eight assists. Marcus Smart was fouled by Doncic on a potential tie-breaking 3-pointer with five second left. However, a review overturned the call.
“I believe, at 3:30, all parts weren’t awakened yet. Jason Kidd, Mavericks coach, said Doncic didn’t seem to be bothered by it in the second half. He loves the stage. He can’t imagine a stage bigger than him. He is a winner. He was a tremendous leader and put the team in a winning position.
Ime Udoka, Boston’s coach, said that the only explanation for the call being overturned was that “they just said it wasn’t a foul.”
The Celtics won the following jump ball, which was called a timeout, and Jayson Tatum got the ball. Tatum missed an off-balance 3 pointer at the buzzer.
Udoka stated that the first glance is a catch and shoot, with the knowledge that they will foul. He felt like he was hit by them when they reached in there. It might have affected his look.
Tatum scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. However, Tatum only made two baskets in the second period to end a streak of five consecutive 30-point games.
Maxi Kleber scored 14 points for Dallas.
Dorian Finney Smith, Doncic’s teammate, said that Doncic is competitive because of this. You won’t be able tell that he’s hurt when he’s out there. He put up the same numbers as usual, but he wasn’t moving as fast as usual.
Doncic was limping in the second quarter. He stayed on the court, rubbing his left leg and continuing to play. He walked out of the tunnel at the end of the second quarter.
He said, “It was really tight.” “I landed, and it was crampy. Then the entire leg was tight.”
The three-time All-Star was able to return midway through the second period and had no other symptoms. Doncic ranks fifth in NBA scoring with an average 28.1 points.
Garnett was greeted with a standing ovation as he entered the arena. During breaks, video tributes were also given to him. One of the most memorable cheers was during the fourth quarter when a ball got stuck to the basket’s backboard.
As the Hall of Famer was being greeted by the crowd, a floor crew member brought out a mop.
He declined, smiling. He smiled and let it go.
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Heather Walker, the Celtics’ public relations vice president, was honored during a quarter-end break. Glioblastoma is a deadly form of brain cancer that the long-serving executive is currently fighting.
Garnett gave her several long hugs courtside.
The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation announced that it will match donations of up to $100,000 to the Heather Walker Glioblastoma Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Two of the top three scoring defense teams allowed only 85 points during the first half. Al Horford was able to block two shots during one defensive stand. He also had five steals. To beat Boston on Nov. 6, Doncic made a buzzer-beating 3 pointer. … In the second quarter, the Celtics were called for two technicals. The first was on Robert Williams III, and the second on coach ImeUdoka.
Mavericks: Wednesday night in Brooklyn at the Mavericks
Celtics: At Golden State on Wednesday night.