Kristaps Porzingis scored 27 factors and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks held off a late rally to defeat the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 127-122 Monday evening.
Luka Doncic added 26 factors, eight rebounds and 5 assists, Tim Hardaway Jr. got here off the bench for twenty-four factors, Josh Richardson scored 18 and Dwight Powell added 12 for the Mavericks, who gained consecutive video games for the primary time since Jan. 20-22.
Doncic scored 25 or extra factors for the eleventh consecutive sport, two shy of the franchise report held by Mark Aguirre and Dirk Nowitzki.
Malik Beasley had 30 factors and 9 rebounds and Anthony Edwards scored 22 factors for the Timberwolves, who misplaced for the fourth time of their previous 5 video games. Jaylen Nowell added a career-high 18 factors, and Josh Okogie scored 11.
The Timberwolves, who trailed 95-77 going into the fourth quarter, pulled inside 123-120 on Beasley’s putback that capped a 10-0 run with 50.8 seconds remaining. Beasley made two 3-pointers throughout the surge and Edwards threw down a dunk.
Richardson made a fadeaway 10-footer with 27.7 seconds left to offer the Mavericks a five-point benefit. Then he rebounded Beasley’s errant 3-pointer with 17.7 seconds to go and made two free throws with 15.4 seconds remaining to assist clinch the victory.
Guard D’Angelo Russell returned to the Timberwolves beginning lineup after lacking Saturday’s sport however was restricted to simply 5:35 of enjoying time within the first quarter earlier than leaving with leg soreness. He scored six factors.
Jarrett Culver (left ankle sprain) and Karl-Anthony Cities (well being and security protocols) remained out for Minnesota.
The Mavericks led by as many as 25 factors within the first half and had been up 71-51 on the intermission, capturing 59.1 % (26 of 44) from the sphere. Hardaway got here off the bench to attain 18 factors and Porzingis had 17 factors and 9 rebounds within the half.
Porzingis scored 15 within the first quarter because the Mavericks constructed a 43-22 benefit. Hardaway had 10 factors, along with his dunk sparking a 20-3 run to shut the quarter.
–Area Stage Media