Porzingis, Doncic lead Mavs past Timberwolves
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates a three-point shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the fourth quarter at American Airlines Center on February 08, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP
Kristaps Porzingis scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks held off a late rally to defeat visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 127-122.
Luka Doncic added 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench for 24 points for the Mavericks, who won consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 20-22.
“It’s good to see this first step in terms of getting fans back.”
Kristaps Porzingis meets with @MFollowill after the Mavs took down the Timberwolves in front of fans at the @AACenter for the first time this season! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/SMiljlq2Yl
— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) February 9, 2021
Doncic scored 25 or more points for the 11th consecutive game, two shy of the franchise record held by Mark Aguirre and Dirk Nowitzki.
Malik Beasley had 30 points and nine rebounds and Anthony Edwards scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, who lost for the fourth time in their past five games. Jaylen Nowell added a career-high 18 points.
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