Mavs Beat 76ers

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 109-91 Sunday night at the American Airlines Center.

The 76ers held their biggest lead of the night with just under a minute remaining in the second quarter before the Mavericks erased the 12-point lead with a 34-12 run, making it 72-62 late in the third quarter. The Mavericks won the third quarter 32-16, jumpstarting a comeback in the second half, which they won 68-41. The 76ers cut it to 4 in the fourth quarter before the Mavericks went on an 11-2 run to make it 86-73 midway through the fourth quarter. Soon thereafter, the Mavericks went on a 10-0 run to push it to a 21-point lead, their largest of the night.

Mavericks sophomore guard Luka Dončić recorded 19 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. Excluding the Miami game where he exited after two minutes due to injury, this is only the third game this season where Dončić has finished with fewer than 20 points. This is his 17th game with 10+ assists.

Dallas center Boban Marjanović finished with 12 points on 5/6 shooting. He also went 1/2 from three, which marks the first time in his career that Marjanović has connected on a three-pointer in consecutive games after hitting one last night.

Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded 12 points and a season-high 9 rebounds. He also had an assist, which marked the 800th in his career.

Dallas center Dwight Powell finished with 19 points and a season-high 12 rebounds. This is his 1st double-double of the season and 17th of his career.

Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith recorded 16 points (7/10 FGs) and 6 rebounds. The Mavericks moved to 3-1 when Finney-Smith scores 15+ points.

Dallas forward Maxi Kleber had 10 points and 8 rebounds while finishing with a team-high +28 rating.

The 76ers were led by Tobias Harris, who finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds for his 6th double-double of the season. Ben Simmons added 11 points and 11 assists, which is his 20th double-double of the season.

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