With 45 points from a huge Kawhi Leonard, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 104-97 on Friday night and forced a seventh and final game of this NBA playoff series.
This tie is the first in playoff history in which the away team has won six games.
The Clippers will now be locals in the decisive game to be played on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which will define the second-round rival of the Utah Jazz.
In a constant round-trip match, Luka Doncic was the protagonist of the first half with 15 of his 29 points but in the decisive moments he seemed to feel tired from the best version of Kawhi Leonard.
The two-time NBA champion forward refused to seal a second failure with the Clippers and put the team behind him with 45 points (equaling his playoff record), 5 triples and 6 rebounds, with decisive actions such as two. consecutive triples that sentenced the game with two minutes remaining. (GG) (AFP)