Mavericks 100, Raptors 105: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Mavericks 100, Raptors 105: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Mavericks 100, Raptors 105: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Dallas Mavericks (9-9) play against the Toronto Raptors (9-9) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 5:00 PM EST on Saturday November 26, 2022

Dallas Mavericks 100, Toronto Raptors 105 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Season High
Open Gym: moment presented by @Bell pic.twitter.com/WTrgNI4ECZ10:48 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Lakers have tied the season high scoring-wise for a Spurs foe. Toronto had 142 on Nov. 2. – 10:31 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
We’re back in action on Sunday night.
Watch us take on the @Milwaukee Bucks at 7PM CT on @BallySportsSW and @NBATV ⬇️
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/1l0hO5l0G710:02 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
We’re back in action on Sunday night.
Watch us take on the @Milwaukee Bucks at 7PM CT on @BallySportsSW and @NBATV.
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/NNaXGcOGiC10:00 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavericks drop third straight as struggles with shorthanded teams continue vs. Raptors dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…9:51 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors contain Luka Doncic, win a thriller over Dallas Mavericks | Toronto Sun torontosun.com/sports/basketb…9:39 PM
Kendrick Perkins @KendrickPerkins
People be killing Trae Young on this app when he don’t play well or the Hawks lose… where is that same energy when it comes to Luka? Just saying…. – 9:38 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
O.G.’s big, and probably tiring,
evening. Plus, Luka is a fan
thestar.com/sports/raptors…9:18 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
From north of the border, here’s what the Mavericks had to say about their 105-100 loss to Toronto Saturday night.
mavs.com/raps-beat-mavs/9:10 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet on O.G. Anunoby: “I just love his approach to the game. He’s laying everything out there on the line. He’s coming in early, working on his game. He’s been a complete pro this year. I’m just proud of him and how far he’s come as a player.” – 8:47 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Nick Nurse crunch time ATO — has OG and Thad Young break at the same time, exactly when VanVleet crosses halfcourt. Perfect timing gets OG downhill for a crucial layup. pic.twitter.com/YdlRd9Vt0v8:45 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
O.G. Anunoby, told that Luka called him ‘one of the nicest guys in the league’: “I think he’s one of the nicest guys in the league too.” – 8:39 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
O.G. on Luka Doncic saying he’s one of the nicest guys in the NBA and doesn’t trash talk: “He’s one of the nicest guys in the NBA too and also doesn’t trash talk.” – 8:38 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
O.G. Anunoby on playing 43 minutes, trying to guard Luka while still being a top option says it’s tough. Isn’t sure how he does it. Suggests mental toughness. “It’s definitely not easy.” – 8:38 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Luka generated two free throws on this offensive possession playing 4-on-5 while Dwight Powell spent 11 seconds tying his shoe. pic.twitter.com/lZR9slpYlz8:25 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Luka says he thinks Giannis is the best player in the league – 8:24 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Luka said he helped OG off the floor in the middle of the game (in the middle of the play) because OG is one of the nicest guys in the league & doesn’t talk any trash. Says it’s about respect.
Doncic also spoke about how great OG is (on both ends) and how complete his game is. – 8:22 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
“He’s an amazing player” – Luka Doncic on O.G. Anunoby who he calls one of the nicest players in the league – 8:21 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
“He’s an amazing player” – Luka Doncic on O.G. Anunoby who he calls one of the moves players in the league – 8:20 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Basketball Night in Canada.
Great win for the Raptors. Let’s break it down in the latest #SmithAndJones VLOG
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@Paul Jones @FAN590 @Sportsnet #Raptors #NBA #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/HbtEpIq0Pk8:10 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Soul crushing stuff for the Mavs in TOR. another big lead gets away. PHX, OKC, WAS & TOR losses when leading by 14+ pts. Other games vs POR & LAC lost 15 and 25 pt leads but still managed to win. Tonight 5-12 from 3pt in 1st Qtr. 6-27 after that. – 8:01 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“He should get another meme like I had, lying on the bench” — Chris Boucher on OG Anunoby playing 43 minutes and all 24 in the second half guarding Luka. pic.twitter.com/V0MH3jn4QW8:00 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Anunoby continues to make his case for All-Star/All-D. Served as the primary defender on Luka, who was held to 24 pts on a season-low 15 FGA. Played the entire 2nd half and scored 12 of his 26 pts in the 4th. Great (and busy) night.
Nurse: “I think he’s gonna sleep well tonight” – 8:00 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Boucher on O.G. playing all 24 minutes in second half, guarding Luka: “He should get another meme like I got.” pic.twitter.com/Me1VsZMu058:00 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
VanVleet was asked if he’s ever seen Chris Boucher play better? “I don’t know. Have you seen him in the G League? He was box office,” VanVleet said of the former G League MVP and defensive player of the year. – 7:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Was that the best VanVleet has ever seen Boucher play? “Did you see him in the G League. He was box office.” – 7:56 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Is that the best Fred VanVleet has seen Chris Boucher play?
“I don’t know, did you see him in the G League?” – 7:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“For a guy that’s considered a ball hog, I think that’s pretty good.” – VanVleet on passing Alvin Williams for fourth on Raps’ all-time assist list – 7:55 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“We hit a little bit of adversity. But it’s November, about to be December. We’ll be fine.” – Fred VanVleet – 7:52 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Final. Milwaukee tomorrow.
@Chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/Y1BZoFEYGC7:43 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
O.G., Fred, Boucher were terrific. Thad made several great passes and was aggressive on the offensive glass. Juancho had a solid impact. Both Khem and Dowtin Jr. gave good minutes off the bench. Gary’s struggling with the shot but had some important moments too. – 7:41 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
After letting a heartbreaker slide last Saturday, the Raptors close one out in a big-time way this Saturday. 👍
They made multiple key plays — on both ends — to earn the win over Dallas. Impressive game for the still-undermanned Raps…who made it tough on Luka all night. 👍 – 7:40 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Luka Doncic is averaging 23 field goal attempts. He took 15 in each of his 2 games vs the Raptors and their pressure defence – his lowest marks of the season. He scored 24 points tonight – only the 4th time in 17 games that he’s been held under 30. – 7:39 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Have a great weekend #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/lRxUHUBcZx7:38 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks fall to the Raptors 105-100. Toronto scored on its last six possessions and another great opportunity eludes the Mavericks, who were outrebounded 48-34. Luka finishes with 24 points. – 7:37 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
Dramatic win by Toronto over Dallas in the Trade Machine Holiday Classic. – 7:36 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Boucher off the bench:
22 PTS
13 REB
2nd in 20/10 games off the bench this season. pic.twitter.com/oNGidPpiML7:36 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Thats a great shorthanded win against a good (albeit underachieving) Mavs team. The Raptors improve to 10-9 on the season and a respectable 5-5 since Pascal Siakam (and then multiple others) went down. They should get Siakam back next week, perhaps as early as Monday vs Cleveland – 7:36 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors win. A strong effort.
Kept Luka Doncic as quiet as you really can.
Fewest shot attempts by Doncic this season:
15 vs. Raptors Nov. 4
15 vs. Raptors Nov. 26 – 7:36 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes win! 105-100. 26/9/2 for O.G, 24/8/7 from Luka in matching 43-minute performance. A gutsy win, and memorable 1-on-1 duel, as far as the regular season goes. – 7:35 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Season-high 3-game losing streak and fourth loss in the last five games for the Mavericks, who fall to 10-10 overall and 1-6 on the road. – 7:35 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
OG Anunoby tonight:
26 PTS
9 REB
2 STL
2 BLK
Leading the league in 2-steal games. pic.twitter.com/jHQP0kdtj57:35 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Thad has missed some bunnies tonight he’d normally make but a couple swishes at the line when it mattered most. He’s been awesome again. – 7:33 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Two Thad Young FTs and a 3 pt Raptors lead, 16.6 left, Mavs now out of timeouts – 7:32 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Thad Young, a 66.3% shooter from the stripe for the year, drills two. Raps lead 103-100 with 16.6 left. – 7:32 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors call timeout with O.G. trapped, up 1, 18.1 game clock, 15 on shot clock
We’re in for a finish – 7:30 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Fred VanVleet has had a superb game. He also just passed Alvin Williams for fourth on Toronto’s all-time assist list and what a way to do it (finding Chris Boucher to go up 3 late). Alvin is calling the game on TV with Matt Devlin today. – 7:27 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
With the amount of reviews down the stretch of this Raptors game, I could have already put my baby to sleep. – 7:27 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Chris Boucher would like some noise. – 7:25 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
O.G. Anunoby’s been awesome tonight (in spite of a horrendous whistle). – 7:25 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
95-94 Raptors, 1:57 left, Raptors ball. It’s a good game. – 7:18 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Juancho closing in place of Trent here. Gives the Raptors more size (and maybe shooting, with Gary slumping), but I thought GTJ had a pretty good night defensively. – 7:15 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Another textbook “glue guy” game from Thad Young tonight. IF Raptors cut, he will find them. – 7:14 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks having trouble scoring, but so are Raptors, who are up 90-87 with 4:10 to go. Mavericks took a timeout. – 7:10 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
The Bucks have submitted an injury report for tomorrow night’s game against the Mavericks.
Questionable: Pat Connaughton (non-COVID illness)
OUT: Serge Ibaka (non-COVID illness), Joe Ingles (left ACL surgery), Khris Middleton (left wrist ligament surgery) – 7:09 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Wood has scored 7 fourth-quarter points, but the traction Dallas gained has for now been lost. Raptors 90-85. – 7:02 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
🗣 BONJOURRRR BOUCHER – 7:02 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
This is the Mavs’ first lead since it was 35-32 with 7:30 left in the second quarter.
Just like Dallas planned all along. – 6:58 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors being drilled in the non-FVV minutes, Mavs lead with 9:15 to go
And here comes Fred – 6:58 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Luka sat for the final 26 seconds of the 3rd quarter but is back on the floor to start the 4th. So is O.G. Anunoby, who may have to play the entire 2nd half, assuming Doncic doesn’t come out again (and, considering the game is tied with 9:15 left, that’s a safe bet) – 6:57 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Good sportsmanship from Luka. Got blocked by Anunoby, but helped him back up while the play went the other way. Not something you see all that often. – 6:55 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Look, I’d like to see a lot more of Doncic and Wood on the court together, too. Mavs are tough on the eyes. But I’m just stating a fact that, on this night, Doncic and Wood played the last 7:53 of the third quarter together.
Mavs basically treaded water, got outscored 17-16. – 6:51 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Nevermind: Luka’s back on, and so is O.G.. – 6:51 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks down 81-73 after three. Fred VanVleet has 26 points to lead all scorers. Luka with 18, six assists, five rebounds. Rebounding has been awful for Dallas (38-23, Raps). – 6:50 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Toronto leads 81-73 after 3Q, led by VanVleet with 26 and Boucher with 18. Doncic with 18/6/5. – 6:50 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Last couple minutes notwithstanding, that was a great defensive quarter. Raptors have scored 20 points off 15 Dallas turnovers, including 7 points off 7 turnovers in the 3rd. Since starting the game 5-for-11 from 3, Mavs are shooting 2-for-17. Toronto goes into the 4th up 81-73 – 6:49 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps up 81-73. Some very big non-OG/Fred/Luka minutes coming to start the fourth. – 6:49 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Very solid quarter, O.G. been a terror; Raptors up 81-73 going to fourth – 6:49 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Looks like Fred VanVleet is going to skate around afterward as the game’s first star. – 6:47 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Season high, such that it is, 10 FTAs for VanVleet – 6:47 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Wood is on the board and somehow the Mavericks are just five points down. – 6:46 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors uo 9, 2:47 left in the third; Mavs gotta hang on and somehow not get drilled in the non-Luke minutes that have to come – 6:43 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
4 PFs on Thad Young with 3:30 left in the third; since this doesn’t seem to be a Koloko game, that might be troubling
It’s Birch now – 6:38 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Boucher’s cutting with Thad is really showing up this quarter. – 6:34 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
O.G. in his bag tonight 🌪 pic.twitter.com/yeBgFu6U1k6:34 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
The only thing sixth man of the year candidate Chris Boucher isn’t doing this season is shoot the three well. Two misses so far tonight and under 25% this month. Monster on the boards, swarming on defence and getting to the line though. – 6:30 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors’ defence has improved, but Dallas clanking a bunch of 3s has certainly helped matters. – 6:29 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Through 27 minutes, Chris Boucher is out-rebounding the entire Dallas starting lineup (9-8). – 6:26 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
First Raptors possession after fourth foul on Spencer Dinwiddie, Gary Trent Jr. with a drive and bucket against Dinwiddie. Jason Kidd quickly substitutes. Toronto up 60-54 with 9:30 to go. – 6:22 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Boucher starts second half in the Juancho spot – 6:20 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Boucher starts the quarter in Juancho’s place. – 6:19 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
VanVleet and Trent, both recovering from illness, played 20 and 21 minutes in the 1st half. FVV (18 pts on 11 shots) was brilliant and GTJ (4 steals) had one of his best defensive halves of the season. Can’t see the Raptors winning this without both of those guys cracking 40 mins – 6:19 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Big thanks to Shaun Stewart for bringing together my ‘Words By Grange’ piece on Luka Doncic, the NBA’s heliocentric star for @Sportsnetsportsnet.ca/nba/video/like…6:17 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Ordinarily when you outshoot an opponent in the first half 50% to 43%, you lead. But no, not the Mavericks, whose otherwise fine marksmanship was cramped by 6-of-21 3-point shooting (28.6%). – 6:16 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks got a late 3-pointer by Luka but still trail 54-52 at the break. Distance again has not been their friend, shooting just 28.6 percent from 3-point land (6-of-21). Raptors have outrebounded the Mavs 26-14 so far. – 6:16 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Halftime in Toronto.
@Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/laSdogNrSk6:10 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs get early 15 pt lead, but, again, unable to hold it trailing at half 54-52. Again, the 1st half 3pt shooting is wayward just 6-21, as Raps double Luka, he makes right play w/no reward. Luka/Dinwiddie w/11. Kleber w/9 in return after missing last 5. 2nd half soon @971TheFreak6:09 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic was held to 11 first-half points, but that 36-foot bomb brought Dallas to within 54-52 at halftime. Mavs led 22-7, but now they’re in a dogfight. – 6:05 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Raptors pull back in 2Q and lead 54-52. VanVleet leads all scorers with 18 at half. Boucher with 12&8 off the bench. Doncic with 11/4/4. – 6:05 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka 💰💰💰 – 6:03 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps lead 54-52 at the half. O.G. is burning some calories tonight. Doncic has 11/4/4, VanVleet has 18. – 6:03 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
They’re not gonna send the video of this one to Springfield by any chance
Raptors by 2 at the half, VanVleet’s got 18 – 6:03 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Breaking News: Gary Trent Jr.’s jump shot has been located. He hit a three-pointer after missing 20 of previous 22 attempts. – 5:58 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
So far this season the Mavs have scored 1.05ppp with McGee ON the floor at 1.20 with him OFF. – 5:55 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
VanVleet has heated up, to 14 points, and it’s no coincidence Toronto’s lead has climbed to 5. – 5:54 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors were +7 in around 5.5 minutes with Luka on the bench, which bodes well. – 5:53 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Mavs opened the game leading 18-4.
Since then…..35-17 Raptors.
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6:37 left in the 1st half & Toronto is up 39-35.
Doncic has been held to 6 points…so far. – 5:52 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Jeff Dowtin has now easily surpassed Tyson Wheeler as the most productive product of University of Rhode Island to ever be associated with the Raptors – 5:51 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The good news: Gary Trent Jr. has looked far more engaged/active on the defensive end tonight. He’s also made a few good reads on O.
The bad news: He’s 1 for his last 19 from 3. – 5:51 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Khem Birch playing with more explosiveness than I’ve seen in a long, long time. Has had a bunch of knee issues. Hopefully a sign he’s feeling good. Would be nice if at least one of the Raptors is. – 5:50 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Spencer Dinwiddie has 11 points and five assists. He also just picked his third foul and will sit the rest of the half. Luka returns with 7:09 left and the Mavericks down 37-35. – 5:49 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
This is the type of spurt Nick Nurse was hoping to bring about when he criticized Gary Trent Jr.’s defence early in the week. He’s caused three turnovers. – 5:49 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Khem Birch subs in, meaning every available Raptor save for Ron Harper Jr. has played in the first 16 minutes. – 5:48 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Jeff Dowtin can play. Made a great cut (was wide open but didn’t get the ball), then relocated for a three, but drove instead for a nice scoop. – 5:43 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
New leader in the clubhouse. Mavericks have been outscored 19-7 and Raps lead 30-29 until Dinwiddie layup two minutes in the second quarter. – 5:42 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
That 15-point lead is gone. Toronto dominating Dallas’ second-teamers. – 5:42 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors lead ’cause, why not? – 5:42 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Only 3 Raptors scored in Q1 and VanVleet/Boucher have 21 of the team’s 23 pts, including their last 17. Everybody other than Fred/Chris: 1-for-9.
Raps have held Doncic to 6 pts on 1-3 FG but non-Luka Mavs are shooting 5-for-11 from 3 and Dallas has 11 pts off 6 Toronto turnovers – 5:40 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks lead 29-24 after a quarter. VanVleet with 11 and Boucher with 10 and 6 boards for the Raptors. Mavericks got three three-pointers from Dinwiddie as he leads them with nine points. Dallas led by 15 early. – 5:38 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
29-24 Mavericks as Raptors pull themselves out of a 15-4 hole thanks to Chris Boucher’s 10 points and six rebounds in nine minutes off the bench. – 5:38 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Welcome Back Kleber: 5 points in two minutes.
After one quarter it’s Dallas 29-24. Mavs led by as many as 15 points. – 5:38 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors clawing back since they stopped throwing the ball all over the gym, Mavs up 29-24 after a quarter – 5:37 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
He back ☎️☎️☎️ – 5:35 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks finally substitute in Hardaway and Wood. I would have let that starting group go the whole first quarter the way they were grooving. But no complaints with getting Powell/Bullock some rest. Mavs up 22-11 with 3:15 left in the first. – 5:30 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota @Minnesota Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tomorrow’s game vs. Golden State:
OUT
Luka Garza – Two-Way Contract
A.J. Lawson – Two-Way Contract
Jordan McLaughlin – Left Calf Strain
Josh Minott – G League Assignment
Taurean Prince – Right Shoulder Subluxation – 5:29 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Mavs by 11 at second timeout; Raptors have 4 baskets, 6 turnovers, an undesireable ratio – 5:28 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Wood and Hardaway checking in, more than two minutes later than usual. Starters were rolling, though, until the past few possessions. – 5:27 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors down by two touchdowns and change to Dallas early.
Luka Doncic might be good at basketball. – 5:26 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic finally scores his first points, on a drive in which he also got fouled, 6:08 into the game.
Doncic sinks the free-throw and it’s 18-4 Dallas. – 5:24 PM
Tim Chisholm @timpchisholm
The Raptors just look like a team that’s tired of being short-handed. They’re walking through this game like it’s a pit-stop before Siakam comes back: slow close-outs, late passes, languid drives… could be a long evening. – 5:22 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Raptors have held Doncic scoreless but still trail 15-4 because they can’t shoot (1-of-7) or handle (five TOs) or contain Dwight Powell (six points). – 5:21 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
You have as many points as Luka and Mavs up 15-4 at first timeout – 5:20 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
It’s 15-4 Mavericks and only Dinwiddie (nine) and Powell (six) have scored for Mavericks. Luka with a couple of assists. – 5:20 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Starting things off from the corner 🎱 pic.twitter.com/CKxHbwMDy45:20 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dinwiddie 9, Powell 6, Raptors 4. – 5:19 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Dwight Powell with six early points sending a message to all the C-Wood for starting lineup proponents. – 5:19 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
5 Raptors turnovers in 4 minutes; dubious start and they’re down 10 – 5:18 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
While fans moan about him starting again, Powell has 6 of Dallas’ 12 points and it’s 12-2. – 5:18 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors start 0-for-3 with 4 turnovers in 3 minutes. If it looks like this 5-man unit has never played together… it’s probably because this 5-man unit has never played together. – 5:18 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Homecoming for Dwight Powell, born and raised in Toronto. He already has 4 points, one rebound and a steal. – 5:15 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Steal by Doncic, who, as noted in this story, ranks 4th in the NBA in average steals: 1.8.
dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…5:14 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Anunoby starts as the primary defender on Doncic, although he’ll get plenty of help. Nurse has made it pretty clear that the plan is to throw the kitchen sink at Luka. – 5:12 PM
Willy Hernangomez @willyhg94
Juancho vs Luka 🍿🙌🏽🏀 – 5:11 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Here. We. Go.
Who’s watching with us? 👇 – 5:11 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors are wearing their city edition jerseys, which are just different enough from last year’s city edition jerseys that they can sell ’em again! – 5:09 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Doncic, Dinwiddie, Bullock, Powell and Daily Fantasy Sports start for the Mavs. – 5:00 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Not to freak anyone out, but full disclosure: Last time I covered a Mavericks game here, this happened:
Mavs blow 30-point lead as ‘weird’ game with Raptors puts a sour ending on Eastern Conference gauntlet dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…4:58 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
No change in Mavs’ starting lineup: Powell, DFS, Bullock, Dinwiddie, Luka. – 4:58 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Meanwhile, Maxi Kleber is a go, if you haven’t already heard. Toronto very shorthanded without Siakim, Barnes and Achiuwa. We’ve seen this movie before. Hope the ending is different. – 4:48 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor today ⤵️
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/IxY04ec0Th4:40 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @LGCanada Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/Ha8ljnDTNM4:36 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors trotting out VanVleet, Trent, Anunoby, Hernangomez and Young vs. Dallas shortly
Mavs counter with Finney-Smith, Bullock, Powell, Doncic, Dinwiddie.
Not a whole lot of centres out there – 4:36 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Dinwiddie, Doncic
TOR starters: Anunoby, Young, Hernangomez, Trent, VanVleet
4:10 tip @971TheFreak4:35 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs starters: Finney-Smith, Bullock, Powell, Doncic, Dinwiddie. Let the howls commence. – 4:34 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
VanVleet, Trent, Anunoby, Hernangomez, Young start. It’s the 10th different starting lineup for the Raptors this season already. – 4:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
It’s too easy 🤷‍♂️
@Luka Doncic // #MFFL pic.twitter.com/6AgI1rech14:29 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Late circling back on this, but those B2B technical fouls from a couple of weeks ago that Luka Doncic was adamant would be rescinded by the league? Well, they weren’t. He still has 5. – 4:10 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic arrives to a a slew of Slovenian fans and flags. pic.twitter.com/FjQXAUdOkd4:05 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 6.6 FTA/G in his rookie year.
He would be the 10th first-year guard in league history to take at least 6.5 a night if that holds, per @Stathead.
The other 9: Oscar, Earl Monroe, Geoff Petrie, MJ, Ron Harper, Stackhouse, AI, Tyreke and Luka – 3:47 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Still no official word about whether Christian Wood will start or not, but seems like things are trending that way. Here he warms up pregame in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/ZwqIW33HEr3:43 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Pointed out to Jason Kidd that Doncic leads the NBA in loose balls recovered. “Yeah, and if we keep playing him 48 minutes a game he’s going to have lots of chances at loose balls.” – 3:42 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
VanVleet back for the Raptors today, Banton still on the shelf along with Siakam, Barnes, Achiuwa, Porter, Champagnie – 3:41 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Stepping onto the scene.
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/XsTQeHlUhz3:38 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Jason Kidd on Thad Young: “he can go left and he can go left …” 😂 pic.twitter.com/7wvyfSbYXz3:36 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Jason Kidd re: Anunoby
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OG is playing at a high level on both ends
He’s going to be talked about as defensive player of the year 
I’d say he’s having an all star year – 3:36 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Jason Kidd, laughing, on Thad Young: “He can go left and he can go left.” – 3:35 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Jason Kidd re: playing in Toronto
“…tough place to win at.” – 3:34 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Maxi Kleber returns to lineup for Dallas. – 3:32 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
As Randy Galloway used to say, in 1993 someone left a hockey team on our front porch. So my pre 1993 NHL knowledge is spotty. Learned a lot in Toronto the last 3 days about Borje Salming, who died from ALS this week. A Maple Leafs legend who sounds like a helluva player/person. pic.twitter.com/rRxOfxPQRG3:29 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
I know Messi scored because Juancho Hernangomez walked out of Raptors dressing room and bellowed “Messi!” – 3:27 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Nick Nurse said the Raptors have “a menu” of defenses and expect to dig into that menu often.
Also per Nurse no change in Raptors injury situation. No Siakam or Barnes. Fred VanVleet is a go. – 3:25 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Nick Nurse on the challenge of scheming against Doncic. Says Raptors always bring a menu of options against him. pic.twitter.com/4d2ng3LIZD3:22 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Fred VanVleet is a go tonight. Banton out – 3:21 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
VanVleet plays tonight, Banton out. – 3:20 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Fred VanVleet will play vs. Dallas. Dalano Banton is out. – 3:17 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
VanVleet will play, Nurse says. – 3:16 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
VanVleet is in vs. Mavs. Banton is out. – 3:16 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Fred VanVleet will play vs Dallas today. Dalano Banton won’t.
Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa, Otto Porter Jr. and Justin Champagnie remain out for the Raptors. – 3:16 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Fred VanVleet and Dalano Banton are questionable vs. Mavs. Maxi Kleber is listed as probably for Dallas. – 3:13 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Luka Doncic believes he’s taking steps forward in his defensive abilities 🔥 pic.twitter.com/DUZ2p0aY7w1:14 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most 30-point games this season:
13 — Luka
13 — Shai pic.twitter.com/yzrjZHQtym12:20 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Game Day in The Six.
🆚 @Toronto Raptors
⌚️ 4PM CT – EARLY TIP-OFF!
📺 @BallySportsSW
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