The Lakers suffered their third loss to the Mavericks this season, 122-73. The effort was there early, but the Lakers couldn’t buy a bucket while the Mavericks kept raining threes. A 38 point 2nd quarter for the Mavericks blew the game wide open for Dallas, and L.A. simply couldn’t match up. This was the largest margin of defeat in Lakers history.
The game started off reasonable enough. Coach Walton made a switch in lieu of the injured D’angelo Russell, starting Brandon Ingram in his stead as point forward. Unfortunately the Mavericks made an early run and Walton was forced to bring Jose Calderon in to at least get the Lakers into some semblance of their offense. The first quarter itself was a back and forth affair, and at the end of one the Mavericks led 29-22.
The second quarter was the beginning of the end. The Mavericks started an offensive onslaught, hitting threes and getting out in transition for easy buckets. Headlined by a 15-0 run, the Mavericks roared into halftime with a 67-33 lead, and the rest was history. The third quarter scoring was close for both teams, but the Mavs grabbed a 32-18 4th quarter advantage that aided to the overall lopsided final score.
The Mavericks offensive attack was highlighted by there final percentages for the game. 49.4% from the field, 43.6% from three, and 100% from the free throw line, In contrast, the Lakers could only muster 38.4 percent from the field, a measly 14.3 percent from three, and (the best stat of the day for L.A.) 82.4% from the charity stripe.
Points: Lou Williams (15) Jordan Clarkson (10) 3 players tied with 9 apiece
Rebounds: Timofey Mosgov (8) Julius Randle (6) Ivan Zubac (4)
Assists: Julius Randle (4) Jose Calderon (2) several with one apiece.
Points: Justin Anderson (19) Seth Curry (14) three players tied with 13 apiece
Rebounds: Dorian Finney-Smith (7) Dwight Powell (7) four players tied with 5 apiece
Assists: Deron Williams (8) Pierre Jackson (5) two players tied with 3 apiece
REBOUNDS: Mavs (49) Lakers (32)
ASSISTS: Mavs (27) Lakers (11)
STEALS: Mavs (9) Lakers (3)
BLOCKS: both teams had 4
TURNOVERS: Mavs (10) Lakers (17)
Extra Points: There were three ties and three lead changes early… the Lakers biggest lead was 2, the Mavericks? 53….The Lakers as a team finished with a +/- of -49, and Brandon Ingram individually had a –45…..10 different Mavericks hit at least 1 three pointer and 5 of them hit 2 or more….All 11 Mavs who played in the first half scored and had at least 1 rebound…This is the Mavericks 13th straight win over the Lakers…The Lakers scored their fewest points in a quarter, a half, and a game…..The Lakers next travel to Portland for the 2nd of their 3 game road trip.
Until next time y’all.