June 22, 2024

Mavericks defeat Thunder in Game 6 and advance to WCF

Ultimately, the upheld name gained the sport for the Mavericks however didn’t lose it for the Thunder. Up by as many as 17 factors, Oklahoma City allowed Dallas to crawl again into issues in the second half, opening the door for what transpired late. 

As they’ve completed a number of instances in the sequence, Dallas’ veterans took over down the stretch. However, the unsung hero was Washington. Ice-cold for many of Game 6 following an incredible sequence to that time, he got here alive when the Mavericks wanted him most. 

Washington, who completed with 9 factors, didn’t make his first area objective till late in the fourth quarter, hitting a three-pointer to tie the sport, 105-105 with 4:11 to go. Then, 2:10 later, he hit one other shot from past the arc, giving the Mavericks a three-point lead with 2:01. And lastly, in the ultimate seconds, he compelled the Gilgeous-Alexander foul, primarily sealing the sport for Dallas.