On Tuesday night, the Dallas Mavericks thrashed the Los Angeles Lakers, who were without LeBron James.
The Los Angeles Lakers received some bad news prior to their game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. After suffering a left ankle injury in the team’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, LeBron James was ruled out.
Los Angeles was defeated 128-110 by the Mavericks in their game on Tuesday. Dallas led 113-84 at the end of the third quarter, despite the final score not reflecting it.
Social media users made fun of the Lakers because they lost to the Mavericks and fell to 11th place in the Western Conference, where they play.
Baze bringing them back! Lakers within 30.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 30, 2022
Against the Lakers, the Mavericks scored 82 points in the first half. According to ESPN Stats and Info, the Lakers haven’t given up that many points in the first half since 1959, when they gave up 83 points to the Boston Celtics.
Luka Doncic had a monster game, scoring 34 points on 12-for-23 shooting from the field and 4-for-12 from the three-point range. Doncic finished with a triple-double after grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out 12 assists.
Davis Bertans (14 points), Spencer Dinwiddie (13), and Josh Green (11 points) all came off the bench for Dallas (12).
Los Angeles was led by Malik Monk, who scored 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field and 6-for-10 from three-point range. Russell Westbrook scored a game-high 25 points (9-for-17 from the field).
The Lakers have seven games remaining to clinch a playoff berth. Their next game is against the Utah Jazz on March 31.