Indiana is putting the brakes on Luka Doncic

Indiana is putting the brakes on Luka Doncic

These pacers are very dangerous. With Tyrese Haliburton fully recovered and Pascal Siakam increasingly conditioned, Rick Carlisle's boys are showing signs they can improve as they steadily move toward the playoffs, and they defeated the Dallas Mavericks last night 133-111, arriving in Indianapolis on a seven-game winning streak.

After a very even start to the game, Indiana took the lead just before halftime and took the lead not to lose such an advantageous position until the final horn. It was an exercise in maturity, as they were difficult to beat despite the magic of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, who combined for 62 points.

“For us, the whole game was about our strengths and competitiveness. We just wanted to stay aggressive and not look at the scoreboard, just play our game. “You'll never have an easy game against a team like Dallas,” says Rick Carlisle, who has been there for 13 years. Coach From the Texas organization.

The truth is that his children seem to get the message. Myles Turner was his team's top scorer with 33 points, Tyrese Haliburton had a double-double of 17 points and 10 assists, and Benedict Mathurin followed him with another 14 points and 11 rebounds. With these performances, the Pacers added their third consecutive victory and sixth in the last eight games.

“We were able to shut it down through defense. They have a special talent in their attack. “We still have 24 games left to try and get more work done,” Turner says.

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Kid, no excuses

Far from blaming his kids for some mistakes, Jason Kidd is clear that sometimes an opponent simply outplays you and makes you understand that you have to improve in some aspect of the game. That's exactly what he believes happened to his team against Indiana.

“Give them credit. They were shooting. We will learn from him. We made 15 assists, the fewest this season. Haliburton gave us problems moving the ball. Turner somehow finds his way to the rim or the three-point line. “It was too open and gave us problems, so we have to do better,” the Dallas coach says.

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