National Basketball Association
Dallas 123, San Antonio 109
When: 8:30 PM ET, Friday, November 12, 2021
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
#62 JB DeRosa, #71 Rodney Mott, #78 Evan Scott
Kristaps Porzingis scored a season-high 32 points and Luka Doncic added a triple-double as the visiting Dallas Mavericks set the pace early and waltzed to a 123-109 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
Porzingis missed the first two meetings of the year between the teams but made up for lost time, scoring 23 of his points by halftime as the Mavericks led by 11 at the break.
Dallas never let up in the third quarter, as Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith got hot as well, each scoring eight points in the period to help the Mavericks expand their lead to 102-77 heading into the fourth.
Doncic racked up 32 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds, Brunson scored 17 points and Finney-Smith added 15 as the Mavericks won for the fourth time in five games. Dallas has won all three games against San Antonio this season.
Devin Vassell led the Spurs with 20 points, with Keldon Johnson and Dejounte Murray scoring 15 each. Doug McDermott hit for 14 points, Drew Eubanks scored 12 and Lonnie Walker IV tallied 10 for San Antonio.
The Mavericks led for much of the first quarter, forging a 31-22 advantage behind 10 points from Doncic.
San Antonio cut the lead to four points on two occasions in the second period, but Dallas responded each time, eventually pushing its advantage to a dozen on two Porzingis free throws with 1:21 to pay in the half.
The Spurs pulled within 65-57 after Murray's jumper with 3.6 seconds remaining, but Porzingis banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Dallas a 68-57 lead at the break.
Porzingis scored 23 points in the half on 9 of 13 shooting to lead the Mavericks, while Doncic had 16 points and 10 assists.
Johnson paced San Antonio with 11 points by halftime.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Luka Doncic 32
Devin Vassell 20
Luka Doncic 15
Derrick White 5
Luka Doncic 12
Keldon Johnson 9
Kristaps Porzingis 5
||Free Throws Made
Devin Vassell 5
Dorian Finney-Smith 3
Bryn Forbes 1
Kristaps Porzingis 3
Devin Vassell 2
Team Stats Summary
San Antonio will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Spurs have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .429 after a loss.
Dallas will play their next game at home against Denver. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.