Doncic Records 44th Triple-Double of His Career; mavs win

February 5, 2022

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 33 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists for his 44th career triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks rallied from trailing by 16 points in the second quarter to win 107-98 on Friday. to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Play was suspended for 44 minutes midway through the first period after one of the rims was determined to be crooked.

Reggie Bullock had 20 points, including two 3-pointers late in the game, for Dallas. Jalen Brunson added 19 points for the Mavericks, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Joel Embiid had 27 points and 13 rebounds for the 76ers, who have lost two straight for the first time since a three-game losing streak in mid-December. Dallas native Tyrese Maxey added 18 points.

With Philadelphia leading 89-88 midway through the fourth quarter, Dallas posted an 8-2 run that included back-to-back 3-pointers by Bullock for a 96-91 lead that he never relinquished.

Bullock made his 14th start of the season, his first since early January, as stars Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber sat out with injuries.