Wednesday 28 October, 2020

NBA Wrap: Doncic lifts Mavericks, Hawks end San Antonio wait

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic celebrates during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 120-112. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade).

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic celebrates during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 120-112. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade).

Luka Doncic starred once more for the Dallas Mavericks, while the Atlanta Hawks ended a long wait in San Antonio in the NBA.

Doncic's 35 points, eight rebounds and seven assists guided the Mavericks past the Portland Trail Blazers 120-112 on Friday.

He got plenty of support from Tim Hardaway Jr., who chipped in with 29 points as the Mavericks improved to 27-15.

Damian Lillard poured in 34 points for the Trail Blazers, while Hassan Whiteside had a double-double of 21 points and 18 rebounds.

The Hawks recorded their first win in San Antonio since 1997 thanks to a 121-120 victory over the Spurs.

Trae Young posted 31 points, while Kevin Huerter hit a three-pointer with seven seconds remaining for the game-winner.

Simmons shines as Raptors crush Wizards

Ben Simmons finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the Philadelphia 76ers' 100-89 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Norman Powell (28 points) and Terence Davis (23) led the Toronto Raptors past the Washington Wizards 140-111.

Jimmy Butler had 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the Miami Heat's 115-108 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Friday's results
Indiana Pacers 116-114 Minnesota Timberwolves
Philadelphia 76ers 100-89 Chicago Bulls
Toronto Raptors 140-111 Washington Wizards
Memphis Grizzlies 113-109 Cleveland Cavaliers
Miami Heat 115-108 Oklahoma City Thunder
Atlanta Hawks 121-120 San Antonio Spurs
Dallas Mavericks 120-112 Portland Trail Blazers

Lakers at Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers (33-8) visit the Houston Rockets (26-14) in a blockbuster clash on Saturday. Lakers star Anthony Davis is questionable for the encounter.

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