Dallas Mavericks

Mavs Fall to Jazz in Game 4 of 1st-Round Playoff Series

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The Dallas Mavericks fell to the Utah Jazz Saturday with a final score of 100-99. The series is now tied.

Luka Doncic played in game 4 after being considered "questionable" earlier on Saturday.

Doncic missed the first 3 games of the playoff series when he suffered a calf strain in the final game of the regular season.

Rudy Gobert gave Utah the lead with an alley-oop dunk with 11.0 seconds left and the Jazz held off the Dallas Mavericks 100-99 on Saturday in Game 4 to tie the first-round series.

Spencer Dinwiddie missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Dallas.

Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points for Utah, Donovan Mitchell added 23 points and seven assists, and Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 15 rebounds -- 10 off the offensive glass. Gobert was 3 of 8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and 9 of 18 overall.

Doncic scored 30 points, 10 rebounds four assists.

"Getting my wind back," Doncic said. "A little bit tired now but it felt great to be back."

Jalen Brunson added 23 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell and Reggie Bullock had 11 points apiece.

"We were down 12 at the half and we stayed the course, and it comes down to the last possession," Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said. "If you're on the road in the playoffs and it comes down to the last play, you can't ask for a better situation."

After going 3 1/2 minutes without a basket, the Jazz took a 95-94 lead on Mitchell's layup with 1:27 remaining. Doncic answered with back-to-back baskets to put Dallas up 99-95.

Mitchell converted a three-point play to bring Utah within one. Powell missed a pair of free throws with 19.8 seconds left, opening the door for Gobert's winner.

The Jazz doubled Doncic on the final possession, forcing him to kick out to Dinwiddie on the right wing for a 3-point shot that fell short. "We didn't really execute it well," Doncic said.

The Mavs and Jazz faceoff in game 5 in Dallas at the American Airlines Center on Monday, April 25.

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