The NBA ‘Playoff’ series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks will be resolved in the seventh game after the Los Angeles franchise prevailed this morning at the American Airlines Center (97-104) thanks to 45 points from Kawhi Leonard .
The forward, with a magnificent second half, contributed several vital triples in the final stretch to avoid the elimination of Tyronn Lue’s men. His performance is his personal record in the postseason; he made 18 of 25 shots from the field, with 5 of 9 on triples, and did not miss a free throw (4).
Reggie Jackson (25 points) and Paul George (20) accompanied him on his mission, while the Spanish-Congolese Serge Ibaka remains out of the team due to his back problems. On his side, the Slovenian Luka Doncic, top scorer for the locals and who signed a ‘double-double’ of 29 points and 11 assists, was neutralized by Leonard’s good game.
The seventh meeting will take place this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Spanish peninsular time at the Staples Center, and from it will come the Utah Jazz rival in the semifinals of the Western Conference, which will begin next Tuesday.
Dallas Mavericks – Los Angeles Clippers 97-104 (3-3).