Mavericks pull away late to beat Spurs 115-104

<p>DALLAS &mdash; Luka Doncic had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in his 33rd triple-double, Kristaps Porzingis had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks used a late run to pull away and beat the San Antonio Spurs 115-104 on Wednesday night.</p>
<p>Dallas finished with a 17-4 run against a Spurs team that will no longer have seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge in the lineup.</p>
<p>Before the game, coach Gregg Popovich announced that Aldridge, 35, in his sixth season in San Antonio, would no longer be with the team by mutual agreement.</p>
<p>DeMar DeRozan had 30 points, 11 assists and four steals for the Spurs. Patty Mills added 14 points and Rudy Gay had 13.</p>
<p>Doncic is tied with Bob Cousy for 11th place in career triple-doubles.</p>
<p>The Mavericks’ late spurt began midway through the fourth quarter when the Spurs’ Derrick White fouled Josh Richardson with 1.2 seconds left on the shot clock. </p>
<p>The Spurs led 59-52 at intermission, which matched their largest lead of the half, led by DeRozan’s 14 points, eight assists and three steals.</p>
<p>Spurs: Aldridge was a three-time All-Star while with the Spurs. He played in 21 of San Antonio’s 32 games this season, averaging 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 25.9 minutes – a career low in rebounds and his fewest points and minutes since he was a rookie.</p>
<p>Mavericks: Dallas changed its attendance policy coming out of the All-Star break and admitted about 3,500, an increase of about 1,000.</p>
<p>Reserves predictably didn’t disappoint in scoring, with the Spurs’ bench outscoring the Mavericks’ 39-35. San Antonio went in ranked fifth in the NBA averaging 39.2 bench points. Dallas was ninth, averaging 38.0.</p>
<p>UP NEXT</p>
<p>Spurs: Host Orlando on Friday night before a five-game road trip.</p>
<p>Mavericks: Finish a back-to-back on Thursday night at Oklahoma City. They held the Thunder to a season-low 78 points in a nine-point win in Dallas in their last game before the All-Star break.</p>
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