Luka Doncic was upset when he missed four of 12 free throws in the first three-quarters of Saturday night’s game against Toronto.
Then, he went 7 for 7 from the line in the fourth quarter as Dallas built on its one-point lead and the Mavericks went on to beat the Raptors 110-102.
“I don’t expect to make all of them, but I want to make all of them,” Doncic said
Doncic finished with 26 points and 15 rebounds, including a career-best 15 free throws in a career-high 19 attempts.
“(Doncic) can do it all,” said guard Fred VanVleet, who scored 24 points for Toronto. “He’s a threat at every level, mid-range and 3, and kicking out to his teammates. Thought we did a good job on him tonight, just couldn’t keep him off the free throw line.
Raptors coach Nick Nurse seemed tired of seeing Doncic at the line.
“I thought that he got all his points from the foul line. I thought he was treated very well tonight,” Nurse said
Delon Wright finished with 15 points and banked in a fadeaway jumper with 5 seconds left in the third quarter to send Dallas into the fourth quarter with a 78-77 edge. Wright added six points against his former team in the fourth quarter.
Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points and matched his career best with 15 rebounds for Dallas.