It was a quick momentum swing at the end of the second quarter at American Airlines Center Sunday.
Portland, who tipped off its three-game road trip Sunday starting off in Dallas, got off to a good start, taking a quick 14-8 lead.
But the Blazers allowed the Mavs to hang around and take a halftime lead.
It was at the 1:42 mark of the second quarter when Luka Doncic drove to the hoop and was met with a hand in his face.
The call initially was a foul on Derrick Jones Jr., but after reviewing the play and Jones Jr.’s hand was nowhere near the ball, the call was upgraded to a Flagrant 1.
Doncic scored a quick five points that time down the floor. From that call on, he notched 11 points to end the quarter. He finished the first half with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
As Doncic made plays and buckets, he helped his team take a 61-58 halftime lead.
We’ll see how Doncic and the Mavs come out in the third quarter.
Catch the second half action between the Blazers and Mavericks now on NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers.