Irving Clutch Show Beat Dallas Sacramento to Escape 3rd Consecutive Loss
Irving’s one-man show cut Dallas’ losing streak.
The Dallas Mavericks won 123-119 against the Sacramento Kings in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas on the 6th (Korea Standard Time). With the victory, Dallas went 38-42 and tied for 10th in the Western Conference, continuing its hopes of advancing to the playoffs.
Kyrie Irving led Dallas to victory by bombing 31 points and 8 assists, 19 points in the fourth quarter alone. Luka Doncic also helped with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists, while Tim Hardaway Jr. also played with 24 points and 4 assists.
Sacramento lost the triple-double with 28 points and 8 assists, Harrison Barnes 16 points and 5 rebounds, and Domantis Sabonis 19 points and 11 rebounds.
In the first quarter, the two teams had a tight battle. Dallas took the lead in attacking Doncic. Shooters such as Reggie Bullock, Josh Green, and Hardaway Jr. took the pass that Doncic broke through and sprayed to the outside and attacked. Sacramento launched an under-the-goal attack using Savonis. Sabonis and Doncic scored eight points each in the first quarter, 27-28 and Sacramento finished one point behind.
In the second quarter, Sacramento’s quiet offense exploded. The vanguard was Pax. Early in the second quarter, Pax dunked up the momentum and began to score. He used his fast speed to break through Dallas’ defense and led the attack by looking at his teammates’ chances. On top of that, rookie Keegan Murray applied. Murray, who scored no points in the first quarter, scored 11 points, including two three-point shots in the second quarter, and Murray’s performance allowed Sacramento to take the lead. Sacramento, who scored 44 points in the second quarter alone, 71-60, finished the first half with an advantage 사설토토추천
In the third quarter, Dallas’ counterattack began. At the center was Hardaway Jr., neither Doncic nor Irving. He made a three-point shot at the start of the third quarter and earned three free throws by getting a foul in the process of a three-point shot. Dallas, which quickly narrowed the gap with Hardaway Jr.’s performance, succeeded in reversing the game. Doncic’s three-point shot at 76-78, which succeeded in reversing the game. The two teams continued a tight flow and finished the third quarter with a 92-92 tie.
In the fourth quarter, the two teams continued to toss and turn. When Dallas’ Christian Wood took the lead with a three-point shot, Sacramento’s Malik Monk scored a three-point shot and chased immediately. The hero who appeared in the match was Irving. Irving bombed a three-point shot in clutch time. He made a midrange shot with 106-107 behind, and then immediately made a three-point fastball in the attack. On top of that, with a 114-112 lead, Irving, who made two consecutive three-point shots that drove the game, brought Dallas’ victory. Dallas came from behind to win with a final score of 123-119