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Doncic and Mavs beat Clippers 127-121, take 2-0 series lead

Game 3 is Friday in Dallas.

LOS ANGELES — Luka Doncic scored 39 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 28 and the Dallas Mavericks again outshot the NBA’s best 3-point team in a 127-121 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. 

Hardaway hit a playoff career-high six 3-pointers and Doncic had five as Dallas was 18 of 34 from long range. 

Kristaps Porzingis finally shot well, dropping 20, and role players Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, Josh Richardson and Jalen Brunson all brought something to the table.

The Clippers were led by Kawhi Leonard, who scored 30 of his 41 in the first half. Paul George added 28 points and 12 rebounds. 

Game 3 is Friday in Dallas.

On today's episode of Locked On Mavericks, Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) and Isaac Harris (@IsaacLHarris) are breaking down the Mavericks win over the Clippers. 

While Doncic went wild, scoring 39 points with 7 rebounds and 7 assists, he still turned it over 7 times and missed 8 free throws (so... he can theoretically play even better).

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