Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Kristaps Porzingis scored a season-high 32 points and Luka Doncic added a triple-double as the visiting Dallas Mavericks (8-4) set the pace early and waltzed to a 123-109  (31-22, 37-35, 34-20, 21-32) victory over the San Antonio Spurs (4-8) on Friday.

Player of the Game
Luka  Doncic
EFF
41
Luka Doncic
Points 32
Accuracy 11-23
Rebounds 12
Assists 15

Porzingis missed the first two meetings of the year between the teams but made up for lost time, scoring 23 of his points by halftime as the Mavericks led by 11 at the break.

Dallas never let up in the third quarter, as Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith got hot as well, each scoring eight points in the period to help the Mavericks expand their lead to 102-77 heading into the fourth.

Doncic racked up 32 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds, Brunson scored 17 points and Finney-Smith added 15 as the Mavericks won for the fourth time in five games. Dallas has won all three games against San Antonio this season.

Devin Vassell led the Spurs with 20 points, with Keldon Johnson and Dejounte Murray scoring 15 each. Doug McDermott hit for 14 points, Drew Eubanks scored 12 and Lonnie Walker IV tallied 10 for San Antonio.

The Mavericks led for much of the first quarter, forging a 31-22 advantage behind 10 points from Doncic.

San Antonio cut the lead to four points on two occasions in the second period, but Dallas responded each time, eventually pushing its advantage to a dozen on two Porzingis free throws with 1:21 to pay in the half.

The Spurs pulled within 65-57 after Murray's jumper with 3.6 seconds remaining, but Porzingis banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Dallas a 68-57 lead at the break.

Porzingis scored 23 points in the half on 9 of 13 shooting to lead the Mavericks, while Doncic had 16 points and 10 assists.

Johnson paced San Antonio with 11 points by halftime.

San Antonio Spurs: Devin Vassell 20 (6/11 FG), Keldon Johnson 15 (5/14 FG, 9 REB), Dejounte Murray (7/14 FG, 5 REB, 4 AST), Doug McDermott 14 (5/7 FG), Drew Eubanks 12 (8 REB, 3 AST).

Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis 32 (12/22 FG, 3/9 3-POINT SHOTS, 7 REB, 3 BS), Luka Doncic 32 (11/23 FG, 6/13 3-POINT SHOTS, 12 REB, 15 AST), Jalen Brunson 17 (6/13 FG), Dorian Finney-Smith 15 (6/10 FG, 7 REB, 3 AST, 3 ST).

Luka Doncis's highlights:

Full game highlights:

Show comments
Thank you for reporting a comment

Add comment

We have the right to remove comments which are offensive, contains abusive language, or violates other rules of the website
San Antonio Spurs
Dallas Mavericks
49%
41/84
Field goals
46%
46/100
49
Rebounds
60
30
Assists
30
3
Steals
9
17
Fouls
18
115
Efficiency
146

Best players

Devin  Vassell
20 PTS
6/11 FG
5/6 FT
Kristaps  Porzingis
32 PTS
12/22 FG
5/6 FT
Keldon  Johnson
9 REB
9 DREB
0 OREB
Luka  Doncic
12 REB
12 DREB
0 OREB
San Antonio Spurs
Few players
5 As
Luka  Doncic
15 As
2 TO
36 MIN
Keldon  Johnson
16 EFF
25% 2P%
50% 3P%
Luka  Doncic
41 EFF
50% 2P%
46% 3P%