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3-pointer at buzzer nails Mavs squeaker vs Lakers

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Kyrie Irving scored 38 points in his return from a foot injury and Maxi Kleber made a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the visiting Dallas Mavericks pulled off a 111-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a month.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Christian Wood each scored 12 points as the Mavericks won without Luka Doncic, who has missed the last four games with a thigh injury but could be back Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Mavericks moved two games ahead of the Lakers in the Western Conference standings while winning the season series between the teams 3-1.

Anthony Davis scored 26 points with 10 rebounds for the Lakers after missing Wednesday’s defeat to the Houston Rockets because of load management. Austin Reaves scored 16 points and Dennis Schroder added 15 as Los Angeles played its 10th consecutive game without LeBron James (foot).

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