‘Only 18 dunks’ Dallas beats Utah…jumps into 6th place in West

The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Dallas Mavericks have gained ground in the standings.

The Mavs defeated the Utah Jazz 113-97 at home on Dec. 22 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

With the win, Dallas improved to 41-29 and moved into sole possession of sixth place in the Western Conference.

The 7th-place Sacramento Kings are a half-game behind the 8th-place Phoenix Suns. A fierce battle is expected for the sixth seed, 스포츠토토사이트 the last spot with a direct path to the first round of the playoffs.

Dallas took control of the game in the second quarter and led by as many as 19 points at one point in the second half.

Center Daniel Gafford scored 24 points. He made 10 of 11 field goals, including all 10 of his three-pointers.

Dallas made 18 three-pointers in the game. That’s a franchise record, according to the organization.

It’s also not a common number across the league. According to Stat Muse, it’s the most by a team in a single NBA game in the last 20 years.

Luka Doncic led the team to victory with 34 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.

He made 11 of 23 field goals, including 4 of 10 attempts from three-point range. He also drew 12 free throws and missed just four.

Kyrie Irving scored 16 points and Derrick Jones Jr. added 12.

Utah was led by Lauri Markkanen, who returned from injury, with 21 points, while Collin Sexton added 20 and Ceyonte George chipped in with 18.

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