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NBA report: Irving sinks Mavs with costly foul against Hawks as Bronson, Knicks punches playoff ticket


The Mavs are on life support after Kyrie Irving’s controversial error on Trae Young’s game-winning throws for the Hawks…as former Dallas star Jalen Brunson and the Knicks win their second playoff spot in 10 years

While the Mavericks’ new rule risked Dallas’ season with a costly mistake, its predecessor was leading the New York Knicks to a playoff berth for only the second time in the past decade.

Kyrie Irving’s controversial foul against Trae Young in Atlanta allowed the Hawks a 132-130 overtime win over the visiting Mavericks, putting Dallas one game behind the 10th-ranked Oklahoma City Thunder in last place to play in the West with three left. to play.

Meanwhile, former Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson’s exciting season continued on Sunday as he scored 27 points in the Knicks’ 118-109 win over the visiting Washington Wizards. A win not only grants New York a playoff spot, but it almost guarantees the fifth seed Knicks into the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs.

After winning two national titles at Villanova, Bronson played his first four seasons with the Mavericks, who unfortunately chose not to sign the rule to a contract extension. Instead, he signed a four-year, $105 million deal with the Knicks last summer, and now he and Tom Thibodeau’s team are headed to the playoffs.

Without Bronson, the Mavericks elected to add Irving at the trade deadline, but that deal with the Brooklyn Nets paid no dividends for Dallas and head coach Jason Kidd.

Former Mavericks guard Jalen Bronson (right) heads into the playoffs with the Knicks

Kyrie Irving's controversial foul on Trae Young allowed Atlanta the win in overtime

Kyrie Irving’s controversial foul on Trae Young allowed Atlanta the win in overtime

Mavericks star Kyrie Irving reacts after being accused of fouling Trae Young

Mavericks star Kyrie Irving reacts after being accused of fouling Trae Young

Irving scored 41 points on Sunday, but was whistled on a controversial foul on Young with 1.8 seconds left in overtime and tied the game at 130.

Young introduced both, and Alter admitted that it was “kind of a lucky play for us and unlucky for them”.

Young said he accidentally stepped on the foot of Mavericks guard Josh Green before colliding with Irving. ‘I just got into Kerry’s way,’ said Young.

“It was a wild end,” said Kidd and added, “It was a shame we got a bug out there that could have gone either way.”

After Young’s free throws, Luke Doncic, who scored 22 points, missed the last 3 points.

“I thought Luke got a great look there at the end,” Kidd said. “He’s the one who can make it happen.”

The Hawks (39-39) are back in eighth place in the playoffs. Toronto and Chicago pressured the Hawks with wins before the Atlanta game. The Falcons hold a tie-breaking advantage over Toronto.

The Falcons are just one clear of the 10th-ranked Bulls in last place in the Eastern Conference and play in Chicago on Tuesday night.

Irving’s mid-range jumper with 37 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 121. A layup by Friend Bey restored the lead to Atlanta.

Christian Wood was fouled by John Collins and made one free throw before missing the second with 1.2 seconds remaining. With 0.4 seconds left, Atlanta’s Clint Capela fouled JaVale McGee near the basket as McGee reached for Doncic’s inside pass. McGee missed the first free throw and made the second to tie the game at 123 and force overtime.

John Collins’ three-pointer, followed by Clint Capella’s two-run jam gave Atlanta an 84–74 lead midway through the third period. The Hawks extended the advantage to 15 points at 91-76, but Dallas used a 15-3 run to close the deficit to 94-91 entering the final period.

(tags for translation) Daily Mail

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