Credit: USA Sports Today-Scanpix
Credit USA Sports Today-Scanpix

Luka Doncic returned from a three-game absence in style, scoring 26 points as the visiting Dallas Mavericks (10-7) earned a 112-104 (21-26, 21-22, 38-28, 23-27, 9-1) overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers (10-8) to end a three-game losing streak.

Player of the Game
Kristaps  Porzingis
EFF
26
Kristaps Porzingis
Points 30
Accuracy 9-16
Rebounds 7
Assists 1

Doncic added nine rebounds and nine assists as he returned from both left knee and ankle sprains. Kristaps Porzingis added 30 points for the Mavericks.

Reggie Jackson had 31 points, while Paul George added 26 as the Clippers split a two-game set with the Mavericks after beating them 97-91 on Sunday.

The Clippers went on an 11-1 run over the final 1:29 of regulation to send the game into overtime, getting a 3-pointer from George to tie it 103-all at the buzzer. The Mavs responded with a 7-0 run to open the extra period, capped by a Porzingis dunk.

The Clippers got 10 points in 31 minutes from Marcus Morris Sr., who missed the previous 15 games with a knee injury. But Los Angeles was without Nicolas Batum for the second consecutive game as he went into health and safety protocols for a minimum of 10 days.

The Clippers led by as many as 11 in the first quarter and were up 48-42 at halftime after Dallas opened the game 0 of 13 from 3-point range.

The Mavericks found a flow after the break, shooting 56 percent in the third quarter and taking an 80-76 lead as Sterling Brown hit a leaning 27-foot 3-pointer to close out the period.

Leading 91-89 with 5:42 remaining, the Mavericks went on a 11-2 run that included three 3-pointers and a dunk by Maxi Kleber, to take a 102-92 advantage with 3:29 remaining.

The Clippers scored the next eight points to get within 102-100 before Kleber hit a free throw to put Dallas up 103-100 with 1.9 seconds remaining. The Clippers had 1.1 seconds left in regulation when George slipped into the right corner to make his tying 3-pointer.

Dorian Finney-Smith had 17 points for Dallas, while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 13. Ivica Zubac had 10 points for the Clippers.

Clippers: Reggie Jackson 31 (9/15 2PT, 3/8 3PT, 10 REB, 3 STL, 4 TO), Paul George 26 (6/17 2PT, 1/6 3PT, 11/12 FT, 9 REB, 6 AST), Marcus Morris 10 (2/7 3PT, 5 REB, 2 BLK, 4 TO), Ivica Zubacas 10 (7 REB).

Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis 30 (7/11 2PT, 2/5 3PT, 10/10 FT, 7 REB, 5 TO), Luka Doncic 26 (5/10 2PT, 4/11 3PT, 9 REB, 9 AST, 2 BLK, 6 TO), Dorian Finney-Smith 17 (5/6 2PT, 2/8 3PT, 3 STL), Timas Hardaway 13 (3/7 2PT, 2/10 3PT, 5 REB), Maxi Kleber 8 (9 REB, 6 AST), Sterling Brown 7.

Luka Doncic's performance

Kristaps Porzingis' performance

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Los Angeles Clippers
Dallas Mavericks
41%
35/85
Field goals
44%
39/89
55
Rebounds
55
17
Assists
22
5
Steals
11
24
Fouls
23
47%
25/53
2-pointers
54%
27/50

Best players

Reggie  Jackson
31 PTS
12/23 FG
4/6 FT
Kristaps  Porzingis
30 PTS
9/16 FG
10/10 FT
Reggie  Jackson
10 REB
8 DREB
2 OREB
Dallas Mavericks
Few players
9 REB
Paul  George
6 As
3 TO
48 MIN
Luka  Doncic
9 As
6 TO
41 MIN
Reggie  Jackson
28 EFF
60% 2P%
38% 3P%
Kristaps  Porzingis
26 EFF
64% 2P%
40% 3P%