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 Published On May 24, 2024

Luka Doncic made a step back 3PT FG with 00:03 seconds left on the clock and the Wolves could not convert on their final possession as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-108 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals. Luka Doncic led Dallas with his eighth career Playoff triple double as he tallied 32 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds while Kyrie Irving added 20 points (13 on 4-5 3PT in Q4) and 6 assists. Daniel Gafford (16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks) and Dereck Lively (14 points, 9 rebounds) added 30 points for Dallas.

Naz Reid led Minnesota with Playoff career-highs with 23 points and 7 3PM while Anthony Edwards (21 points on 5-17 FG, 7 assists, 5 rebounds) and Mike Conley (18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) totaled 39 points.

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals will take place on Sunday, May 26 (8:00 p.m. ET, TNT/TruTV).

Game / Series Notes
* Naz Reid is just the third player to come off the BENCH in CONFERENCE FINALS HISTORY with at least 7 3PT FGs made.
* Fred VanVleet (TOR) - TOR v MIL in ECF G5 on May 23, 2019, 7-13 3PT
* J.R. Smith (CLE) - CLE v ATL in ECF G1 on May 20, 2015, 8-12 3PT
* Teams that lead 2-0 in the Conf. Finals are 58-6 all-time.
* This was Luka Doncic’s 5th triple-double of THIS PLAYOFFS
* Luka (16 points) and Kyrie (15 points) totaled 31 of their 53 total PTS in the second half as Dallas outscored Minnesota 61-48 in H2
* Dereck Lively is 10-10 FG in the series for 23 points

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