No Luka, No Problem. Mavericks Drop Warrior 108-106 | P.J. Washington Jr. 32 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl and 2 blk

  • 2 months ago
It was a rematch from Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks took on the Golden State Warriors in the American Airlines Center with a shot at redemption on the line.

The Golden State Warriors came into this game off a big win over the Houston Rockets, 133 to 110, and were ready to tack on another statement win and go 3-0 on the week, but the Dallas Mavericks had other plans. The Mavs defeated the Warriors 108-106 in a game that came down to the final 10 seconds.

The Mavericks announced pregame that Luka Doncic was ruled out due to right knee soreness, leaving a lot of fans skeptical of how tonight’s game would turn out, but they ended up being pleasantly surprised. From start to finish, this offense was on fire. PJ Washington Jr. started the game hot, giving the Mavericks a lot of momentum. Dallas went up 10 points early in the game, but the Golden State Warriors clawed their way back, making this a neck-and-neck game down to the final whistle.

Head Coach Jason Kidd said post-game that he told the guys in the locker room before the game that he needed someone to step up and not “be” Luka but provide the offensive production that he does, and PJ Washington was that guy tonight.

PJ Washington Jr. registered 32 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

The Dallas Mavericks have now won 7 out of their last 8 games and will take on the Houston Rockets this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the American Airlines Center.