The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-93 in the second game of the NBA playoffs.

Luka Doncic led Dallas in scoring with 32 points on 11-26 shooting while knocking down five 3-pointers and five free throws. Kyrie Irving had 23 points on an 8-18 shooting while also knocking down four three-pointers. PJ Washington had 18 points as Dallas evened the series at 1-1 at the crypto arena.

For the Clippers, Kahwi Leonard returned to the starting lineup after missing nine straight games. He, however, scored just 15 points on 7-17 shooting, as James Harden had a team-high 22 points on 6-14 shooting and Paul George had 22 points on 7-14 shooting.

Game 3 will be played in Dallas, with the series now tied at 1-1.


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