Sat. May 18th, 2024

Dallas Mavericks Comeback Falls Short as LeVert Lifts Cavaliers to 113-110 Win

The Dallas Mavericks’ valiant comeback attempt fell just short Wednesday night, as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated them 113-110. Despite Luka Doncic’s outstanding 39-point performance, the Mavericks were ultimately outdone by Caris LeVert’s 29-point outburst, propelling the Cavaliers to their 18th win of the season.

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Throughout the first half of the game, both teams traded baskets, with neither side able to establish a significant lead. The Cavaliers led by five points at halftime, but the Mavericks came out firing in the third quarter, erasing the deficit and even building a one-point lead heading into the fourth.

The Cavaliers, on the other hand, refused to give up and were rewarded in the decisive fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, they outscored the Mavericks 31-20, thanks to LeVert’s clutch shooting and aggressive drives to the basket. Despite Doncic’s best efforts, the Mavericks couldn’t find their offensive rhythm in the final minutes, falling short of a victory.

Key Takeaways:

  • Caris LeVert’s Heroics: Caris LeVert was the Cavaliers’ undisputed star of the night.His 29-point performance, which was complemented by seven assists and six rebounds, proved decisive in a close game.
  • Doncic’s Dominance: Luka Doncic showed off his offensive prowess once more, scoring a game-high 39 points for the Mavericks.His efforts, however, were overshadowed by LeVert’s clutch performance in the fourth quarter.
  • Fourth-Quarter Comeback: The Cavaliers’ decisive fourth-quarter run proved to be the game’s deciding factor.Their ability to outscore the Mavericks 31-20 in the final frame was critical to their victory.

Looking Ahead:

With this defeat, the Mavericks’ record now stands at 18-12 for the season. They will look to get back on track when they host the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers, who improved their record to 18-13, will travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves on the same day.

Full Scorecard of the Match ( Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers )

QuarterDallas MavericksCleveland Cavaliers

Player Statistics:

PlayerPointsReboundsAssistsMinutes PlayedPosition
Luka Doncic397636′F-G
Caris LeVert292727′G
Jarrett Allen2423635′C
Isaac Okoro223138′F-G
Seth Curry194127′G
Georges Niang162323′F
Tim Hardaway Jr.144129′G-F
Dante Exum134633′G
Derrick Jones125135′F
Craig Porter912729′G
Max Strus85633′G-F
Dereck Lively44124′C
Grant Williams46026′F
Dean Wade38032′F-C
Dwight Powell3004′F-C
Josh Green23521′G
Tristan Thompson21013′C-F
Emoni Bates0135′F

Team Statistics:

CategoryDallas MavericksCleveland Cavaliers
Free Throws (22/26, 84%)
2-Pointers (29/51, 56%)
3-Pointers (10/37, 27%)
Defensive Rebounds3039
Offensive Rebounds718
Max Points in a Row915
Time Spent in Lead42:334:47
Biggest Lead206

Frequently Asked Questions

Who won the game between the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the game with a final score of 113-110.

Who were the top scorers for the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers?

For the Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic scored 39 points, while Caris LeVert led the Cleveland Cavaliers with 29 points.

How did the teams perform in terms of rebounds and assists?

The Cleveland Cavaliers had an advantage in rebounds, securing 57 compared to the Dallas Mavericks 37. In terms of assists, the Cavaliers recorded 33, while the Mavericks had 21.

How did the game progress through each quarter, and was there a close ending?

The game had four quarters with the scores as follows: Q1 – 39-27, Q2 – 69-54, Q3 – 90-82, and Q4 – 110-113. The close ending indicates a competitive match.

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