Kristaps Porzingis not enough to lift Doncic-less Mavs over Clippers

2021-11-22T10:33:16+00:00 2021-11-22T10:46:41+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

22/Nov/21 10:33

Kristaps Porzingis had a great game in Luka Doncic’s absence but the Clippers still prevailed over the Mavs

By Eurohoops team/

Luka Doncic’s status in front of the game against the LA Clippers improved to questionable but he ended up not returning and the Mavs suffered a 97-91 loss on the road, falling to a 9-7 record.

Kristaps Porzingis stepped up in his absence with 25 points and eight rebounds while Jalen Brunson had 20 points and eight assists. Boban Marjanovic scored six, Maxi Kleber five, and Frank Ntilikina three points when it comes to Europeans in the Mavs jersey.

For the winning Clippers, who logged their tenth win of the season (seven losses), Paul George banked in 29 and Reggie Jackson 23 points. Ivica Zubac put on a double-double with 16 points, ten rebounds while Serge Ibaka scored six and Isaiah Hartenstein two points.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors continued their streak with a 119-104 win over the Toronto Raptors and now top the league with a 15-2 record.

Jordan Poole scored 33 and Andrew Wiggins 32 points. Pascal Siakam had 21 on Toronto’s side with Svi Mykhailiuk adding seven points.

After three straight losses and a big amount of trouble against Detroit including LeBron James’ ejection, the Lakers got a 121-166 win.

Anthony Davis led the way with 30 points, ten boards while Russell Westbrook flirted with a triple-double (26 points, ten assists, nine boards). James got ejected after a flagrant 2 foul and a tussle with Isaiah Stewart.

Jerami Grant banked in 36 points for Detroit.

DeMar DeRozan scored 31 and Zach LaVine 21 points for Chicago in a 109-103 win over New York despite Julius Randle balling out with 34 points and ten boards. Evan Fournier scored three points for the losing side.

Lastly, the Phoenix Suns dominated the Denver Nuggets, who still can’t count on Nikola Jokic, with 126-97 on the scoreboard. Cameron johnson scored 22 and Deandre Ayton 21 points. Facundo Campazzo scored eight for Denver.