Raptors lose Siakam to injury, come up short against Mavs as Doncic’s 30-point streak hits 8 games


Luka Doncic scored 35 factors, his eighth consecutive sport of at the very least 30 to start the season, as the Mavericks beat the Toronto Raptors 111-110 on Friday night time in Dallas.

The solely different NBA participant to rating 30 or extra factors within the first eight games of a season is Wilt Chamberlain, who did it within the first eight games of 1959-60 and the primary 23 games of 1962-63.

Doncic performed 36:33 and handed the 30-point mark with 18.7 seconds left within the third quarter on a turnaround fadeaway jumper.

The Raptors reduce a 19-point third-quarter deficit to 108-105 with 35.5 seconds left. Doncic sank the primary of two free throws with 15.9 seconds to achieve a four-point lead. O.G. Anunoby drove for a dunk with 11 seconds left. Spencer Dinwiddie hit two free throws with 3 seconds to go, making the rating 111-107. Anunoby hit a 3-pointer on the buzzer.

WATCH | Doncic leads Mavericks previous Raptors:

Mavericks defeat Raptors as Doncic continues to show scoring prowess

Luke Doncic scores 35 factors and leads Dallas previous Toronto 111-110. Doncic and Wilt Chamberlain are the one two gamers in NBA historical past to report at the very least 30 factors in eight consecutive games to begin the season.

The Raptors misplaced Pascal Siakam to a groin damage late within the third quarter, and he didn’t return. He had 18 factors in 32 minutes.

Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 factors and 7 assists for the Mavericks, who’ve received three straight games after splitting their first six.

The Mavericks outscored the Raptors 14-2 throughout the first 4 minutes of the second half to construct a 73-57 lead. During the run, Doncic had a 3-pointer, two free throws, two steals, a rebound and an help.

Anunoby scored 27 factors, and Chris Boucher scored 17 off the bench for the Raptors, who got here off wins of 30 factors and 43 factors. The latter, at San Antonio on Monday, was the franchise’s largest highway victory margin.

Doncic scored 14 factors within the first quarter, enjoying the total interval, and added solely two within the second quarter, enjoying solely the ultimate 4 1/2 minutes.

WATCH | Siakam suffers groin damage against Mavericks:

Raptors’ Pascal Siakam suffers strained proper groin vs. Mavericks

Toronto ahead Pascal Siakam slips on the ground and leaves the sport with a strained proper groin.


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