NBA 75TH SEASON - Mavs book playoff spot; play-in berth for Wiz; 76ers No. 1
Manila Bulletin|May 16, 2021
11th triple-double for Doncic; Seth Curry shines

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Luka Doncic's 11th triple-double of the season propelled the Dallas Mavericks to a 114-110 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday and into the NBA playoffs.

Doncic scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out 11 assists and the Mavs held off a late challenge from the short-handed Raptors, whose seven absentees included stars Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 21 points and Dorian Finney-Smith drained two late three-pointers for the Mavs, who saw a 10-point lead midway through the fourth quarter dwindle to two points with 4.9 seconds remaining.

A pair of free throws from Josh Richardson pushed the Mavericks' lead back to four with 3.9 seconds left and Dallas notched a sixth win in their last seven games to assure themselves of a playoff spot.

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