DALLAS — On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks will have a chance to clinch their playoffs series. This comes after a thrilling Game 5 win to go up 3-2.
Luka Doncic scored 42 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. hit two free throws with eight seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks edged the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100.
If you didn't watch the game or look at social media, let us tell you now; Luka was a one-man wrecking crew.
Headed into their win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, the Dallas Mavericks made a number of adjustments, but one especially stood out.
The Mavs had their tallest lineup in almost two decades. Head coach Rick Carlisle replaced Maxi Kleber in the game with the 7-foot-4 Boban Marjanovic.
That meant the height of their starting five was:
- Boban Marjanovic, 7'4"
- Kristaps Porzingis, 7'3"
- Luka Doncic, 6'7"
- Tim Hardaway, Jr., 6'5"
- Dorian Finney-Smith, 6'7"
As a result, it was the Mavs' tallest starting lineup since 2003.
The lineup used that year:
- Shawn Bradley, 7'6"
- Raef LaFrentz, 6'11"
- Dirk Nowitzki, 7'0"
- Michael Finley, 6'7"
- Steve Nash, 6'3"
The Mavs can close out their first series victory since winning the 2011 NBA championships with a win in Game 6 on Friday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.