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Porzingis scores 39 points in Mavericks loss

BC, Riga, 03.08.2020.Print version

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 39 points as his Dallas Mavericks lost to the Houston Rockets 149:153 (42:42, 43:33, 34:33, 20:31, 10:14) in overtime on Friday in their first game in the NBA bubble. Porzingis was on the floor for 38 minutes, scoring 39 points, pulling down sixteen rebounds, making two assists, stealing the ball twice and blocking one shot, informs LETA.

    Luka Doncic scored 28 points, grabbed thirteen rebounds and made ten assists for the Mavericks, while Trey Burke had 31 points and six assists.

    On the other hand, James Harden led the Rockets with 49 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as Russell Westbrook had 31 points and eleven assists.

    In another NBA game on Friday, Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs scored seven points, but his Brooklyn Nets were defeated by the Orlando Magic 118:128 (39:36, 20:34, 23:41, 34:17). Kurucs also had six rebounds and two assists.

    The Mavericks are currently in seventh place in the NBA Western Conference standings with 40 wins and 28 losses, while the Nets are seventh in the Eastern Conference with thirty wins and 34 losses.

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