Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson lead as Mavericks knock out Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson each scored 24 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 98-96 Thursday night in Game 6 to wrap up the first-round series.

After Brunson hit a 3-pointer from the corner, Mike Conley was called for traveling with five seconds left, and Brunson made one of two free throws with 4.3 seconds left.

The Jazz had an open eye on Bojan Bogdanovic on the left wing, but he fell short and the Mavericks faced top-seeded Phoenix in the second round.

Doncic also had nine rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and two steals. Spencer Dinwiddie added 19 points and Dorian Finney-Smith had 18.

Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Utah, Bogdanovic finished with 19 points.

Luka Doncic looks to get Mike Conley Jr. moving in the Mavericks’ decisive 98-96 win over the Jazz.
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The Mavericks won the first round for the first time since winning the 2011 NBA championship.

Finney-Smith’s 3-pointer gave the Mavericks their biggest lead at 88-80 before the Jazz scored eight straight – many coming off choppy plays as Utah played in desperation – culminating in a dunk from Mitchell to Gobert.

The Mavericks found their range in the third quarter as they Jazz tried multiple defenses but somehow seemed to constantly leave someone alone behind the arc. Doncic had 10 points and Dallas went 8 of 12 from 3-point range to outscore Utah 36-19 in the third quarter.

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