Mavs end four-game tour with a loss in Philadelphia
The Dallas Mavericks ended four-game road tour with a loss against the Philadelphia 76ers 106-100. The Mavs started the game poorly, but tried to trail the 76ers. In the second half Philadelphia led by as many as 19 points, but just over a minute remaining Luka Dončić’s three-pointer cut the lead to 101-97, but time ran out for the Mavs.
Joel Embiid scored 25 points and 12 rebounds and Ben Simmons had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for the 76ers.
The Mavs were short-handed in Philadelphia – Dirk Nowitzki (rest), Devin Harris (back) and J.J. Barea (ankle) were out. Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 18 points, while rookie guard Jalen Brunson came off the bench and contributed 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Dončić nearly hurt himself crashing into a camera man and is dealing with a toe injury. In just over 26 minutes of playing time he scored 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Dallas remains a team with the league’s worst road record (3-18).
The Mavericks will host LA Lakers on Monday night.