Luka played an incredible floor game running the point and making shots all game long finishing with a big boy triple double of 43 points, 17 rebounds, and 13 assists. In what was a game time decision, Doncic played massive minutes leading up to his buzzer beating heroics that shocked the Clippers.
NBA games have always been a game of runs… things can happen fast and no matter how well you are playing from one quarter to the next no lead is safe. In Game 4, the Clippers went from 21 up in the 2nd quarter to down 12 in the 4th before rallying the final minutes to force OT.
As good as this game was for the 48 minutes of regulation the drama, intensity and excitement only picked up from there. With everything on the line and facing a 3-1 series deficit that they were unlikely to recover from… Dallas young stud Luka Doncic worked himself into a step back 27-footer that found the bottom of the net as the buzzer sounded of a 135-133 Mavericks win. The incredible shot tied the series at 2-2.
Dallas shot 50% from the floor on the day and their hard work on the glass (Dallas won the boards 54-41) earned them more shots and a 19-13 edge in 2nd chance points. Mavericks hit their stride during the 3rd quarter and they put together a 16-0 run that put them in position to win heading into the 4th.
Doncic managed to get a bit of rest as the 4th quarter began and his teammates fought hard to maintain their lead while he charged his batteries for the stretch run.
Clippers had the ball with a chance to end the game at the end of regulation but Leonard pounded the rock on the perimeter and was only able to come up with a contested fade away shot right on the 3-point line as time expired. Clippers should have worked harder and gotten a better look here in retrospect.
Notable good games from Lou Williams who was making everything in sight most of the game and ended up with 36 and Burke made tons of key shots while the Mavericks fought to stay in contention finished with 25 big points.
Game 5 of this series is Thursday and should be another intense battle.
INNER CIRCLE was given Dallas +7.5 as the BEST BET play for the NBA on Sunday and that WINNER got NBA playoff BEST BET plays to a strong 5-2 start as we move into a new week. Service overall has seen BEST BET plays in all sports go 16-7 the past 8 days… needed a big week and got it.