The Dallas Mavericks have shown up the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James is missing due to injury. The Los Angeles Clippers have a superstar back.
saiah Hartenstein and the Los Angeles Clippers ended their negative streak in the North American professional basketball league NBA and celebrated an important success in the race for the play-off places.
After five defeats in a row, the Californians won the duel with the Utah Jazz 121:115.
Particularly pleasing for Los Angeles: Superstar Paul George played for the first time in three months. He had been absent due to an elbow injury.
George back with Clippers
Now he was directly the best thrower on the field with 34 points and showed his quality with six three-pointers.
The 23-year-old Hartenstein had a successful evening with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The Clippers are in eighth place in the West.
Maximilian Kleber also celebrated a success.
The 30-year-old won 128-110 with the Dallas Mavericks against the Los Angeles Lakers, Kleber contributed five points.
Doncic unstoppable against Lakers
Luka Doncic was once again the man of the evening with 34 points and twelve rebounds and assists each.
The Lakers were without superstar LeBron James. He suffered an ankle injury in the defeat against the New Orleans Pelicans.
There is hope that Anthony Davis will make a comeback soon. In Dallas, he completed his first full training session after his ankle injury.
With seven games to go in the regular season, things are getting really tight for the Lakers. They are tied with the San Antonio Spurs for tenth place in the West. It is the last place that qualifies for the play-in tournament.