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Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Live Score and Stats – August 17, 2020 Gametracker

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Live Score and Stats - August 17, 2020 Gametracker

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers had enough answers to withstand Luka Doncic’s record-setting debut – especially after his running mate was thrown out of the game.

Leonard had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers got a big boost from the ejection of Kristaps Porzingis to beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-110 on Monday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series.

Doncic finished with 42 points, most ever by a player in his first postseason game, and added nine assists and seven rebounds. He had the No. 7 seed hanging right with the Clippers for much of the night.

”I mean, he’s great,” Leonard said.

But Los Angeles pulled into the lead when Porzingis was ejected for picking up his second technical foul in the third quarter and Doncic couldn’t bring the Mavs all the way back.

”KP had my back. He did it for me. He did it for his teammate. He had my back,” Doncic said. ”Not just me, but the whole team appreciates that. I don’t think it was fair to take him out of the game, especially in the playoffs.”

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Wednesday.

Paul George added 27 points and Marcus Morris had 19 for the Clippers.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 18 points and Porzingis finished with 14, along with Seth Curry.

The Clippers knocked around Doncic, the 21-year-old superstar who led the NBA in triple-doubles, whenever they could. But he never stopped coming back at them, but late 3-pointers by Patrick Beverley and Morris finally turned Dallas back.

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The turning point came much earlier.

Dallas led 71-66 with 9:10 left in third when Doncic was called for palming the ball. Morris was eager to grab the ball and ended up grabbing Doncic, who sought to push his way free. Porzingis came over and he and attempted to brush away Morris, who responded with a push. Referees gave both players technical fouls.

Porzingis had picked up his first technical foul in the first half for his reaction to a foul called when he believed he’d blocked a shot.

”I saw him getting into Luka’s face and I didn’t like that. That’s why I reacted.” Porzingis said. ”That’s a smart, smart thing to do from their part. I’ve just got to be smarter and control my emotions, especially on the first one.”

Morris didn’t think either player deserved a technical.

”Playoffs man, nobody should get thrown out in the playoffs,” he said. ”I know that really hurt their team so, not my fault though.”

Crew chief Kane Fitzgerald said officials determined after watching replay that Porzingis had escalated the incident when he approached Morris.

The Clippers swarmed Doncic from the outset, forcing him into three turnovers in the first two minutes while racing to a 10-0 lead.

It quickly grew to 18-2 3 1/2 minutes into the game and things looked really bleak for the Mavs when Doncic slipped to the court on a drive and appeared to hurt his lower leg. He went to the back after coming out of the game soon after but Dallas played well while he was out and eventually came all the way back to lead 38-34 after one.

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The Mavericks then reeled off a 12-0 run in the second to push the lead to 50-36 that the Clippers trimmed to 69-66 at the break.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Dallas made 12 3s in the first half, a franchise playoff record.

Clippers: Reserve Montrezl Harrell returned after leaving the team for his grandmother’s death and had six points in 15 minutes. … Doc Rivers coached his 168th postseason game, tying Red Auerbach for eighth on the NBA’s career list.

MONTREZL’S MOMENT

Harrell missed the entire schedule of seeding games, the first six while he was away from the team and then two while quarantining after returning to campus. He rejoined his teammates Monday morning after finishing quarantine.

”I thought Nelson Mandela walked in. That’s what it felt like,” Rivers said of the reunion with the Sixth Man of the Year candidate, who made clear he wanted to play despite not getting to practice first and wore a picture of his grandmother on his warmup shirt.

”So it was just good to get him back in, not just out of quarantine that he’d been in for so long, but he’s gone through a lot of emotional stuff. So I think it was good for our guys to be able to grab him and hug him, touch him, and good for him to see us.”

CARLISLE’S CALENDAR

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle has been beginning press conferences at Disney by reading events from the Equal Justice Initiative calendar and Monday’s entry had a Los Angeles tie. It was Aug. 17, 1965, when the Watts Riot ended after six days. Sparked by the arrest of a young Black motorist by a white police officer, they caused 34 deaths and $40 million in damage.

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Carlisle said talking about past injustices is necessary to improve hopes of social reform now.

”If we talk about it, bring it forward, it will have a healing effect and we’ll have a chance to chip away and make things better,” Carlisle said.

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BOLA – Porto beat Tondela to win the 18th Copa Portugal (Portuguese Cup)

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BOLA - Porto beat Tondela to win the 18th Copa Portugal (Portuguese Cup)

Porto won the 18th Portuguese Cup in their history, beating Tondela 3-1. The Blue and Whites achieved a double – the ninth in their history – after winning the League.

In a match played at a moderate pace, the White-Blues took advantage of the reckless play of center Marcelo Alves, who played with a hand in the penalty area, and opened the scoring.

The application was analyzed by VAR and viewed by the referee Rui Costa on a video monitor, after which the Porto referee indicated the penalty mark. Taremi was in charge of marking and signed the ninth penalty this season in the service of the Dragons. The score changed, but the game remained calm …

In the second half, the Dragons showed more intensity and increased Vitigny’s lead in a game involving Pepe.

The White-Blues occupied more time in attacking midfield and, under the onslaught of Pepe, earned another penalty due to the absence of Sagyan. Taremi was again present at the penalty mark, but this time the Iranian hit the post.

In one of Tondela’s few dangerous plays, a tense cross from Salvador Agra hit Neto Borges’ head, a ruthless blow to Marquesin.

It was bet that the match would become more emotional, but Porto quickly reacted to resistance and Taremi left the fans more relaxed by closing the scoring after a beautiful balloon pass from Otavio.

The Jamor party was all blue and white…

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BALL – After the euphoria around Mbappe, Al-Khelaifi fails (Paris Saint-Germain)

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This Sunday, Telefoot announces that Zinedine Zidane will not be Paris Saint-Germain manager next season after all, as the former ace has priority to command France after the 2022 World Cup.

It has already been reported that the former Real Madrid coach has been postponing the decision on the succession of Mauricio Pochettino after the World Cup in Qatar, which is now confirmed and, worse, violates not only the plans of CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, but also the expectations of Killian Mbappe, whose the update was announced yesterday, at the end of the game with the Metz, with great fanfare and circumstance, as if it were about winning the title.

According to the French press, Zinedine Zidane was used as a bargaining chip by the Qatari millionaire to convince Mbappé to stay at the Parc des Princes, but now PSG will have to turn to other targets, with several alternatives being pointed out. Mauricio Pochettino: former German coach Joachim Lowe, Spaniards Roberto Martinez (Belgian coach) and Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla), Italian Antonio Conte (Tottenham), former Parisian player Thiago Motta, Brazilian naturalized Italian who has done interesting work in La Spezia (Serie A), as well as the experienced Frenchman Christophe Galtier.

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BALL – Lazio (with a goal by Jovane) and Fiorentina hold their ground; Atalanta outside Europe (Italy)

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BALL - Lazio (with a goal by Jovane) and Fiorentina hold their ground;  Atalanta outside Europe (Italy)

In this Saturday’s three games of the last round of Serie A, the highlight is the fact that Lazio finished 5th despite draws with Verona (Jose Mourinho’s Roma finished 6th with one point less) and Fiorentina, beat Juventus. (4th) retained their 7th position, which means that Atalanta, which suffered a defeat at home to Empoli, is outside of Europe – in recent years it has been a regular presence in UEFA competitions.

Lazio again had Jovan Cabral in the starting line-up, at the Verona welcome (Miguel Veloso played 90 minutes) that ended 3-3, and was even the forward missed by Sporting to score the Rome team’s first goal (16 ). ‘), who was twice disadvantaged by goals from Giovanni Simeone (6′) and Kevin Lasagna (14′), but also took the lead with goals from Felipe Anderson (29′) and Pedro Rodriguez (62’).

As for Fiorentina, they beat their rivals Juventus 2-0 against Artemio Franchi (Dusan Vlahovic, persona non grata in Florence since he signed for Signora Eternal in January , he joined him only in the 76th minute), with Alfred’s goals. Duncan (45+1) and Nicolas Gonzalez (90+2, penalty).

Finally, Atalanta, still dreaming of the last European place (equal on points with Fiorentina for the day, but with a loss according to the tie-break criterion), lost at home to Empoli (0:1), a goal from Leo Stulak (79′) and ended up in eighth place.

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