The Utah Jazz hosted the Dallas Mavericks for Game 3 of their first-round series Thursday night in Salt Lake City, and the shorthanded Mavs cruised to a 126-118 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
More impressively, they did it all without their best player Luka Doncic, who missed the first three games of the series with a calf sprain.
After the win, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted about Spencer Dinwiddie and Jalen Brunson.
Dinwiddie started for 20 points, five rebounds and six assists, and Brunson had 31 points, one rebound and five assists.
The Jazz have had several successful years in the regular season, but they continue to fail in the NBA Playoffs, so this could be a breakthrough year for the future of the franchise.
As for the Mavs, they’ve lost in the first round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, but under new head coach Jason Kidd, they’ve looked a lot better this season.
Meanwhile, James and the Lakers finished the year as the 11th seed in the Western Conference, so they didn’t qualify for the playoffs or the playoffs this season.
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