The Dallas Mavericks were on the verge of a much-needed victory against the Chicago Bulls, but they couldn’t hold on to their lead in the final minutes. Instead, they suffered an epic collapse, which culminated in a historic finish that will be remembered for a long time.
With just over a minute left in the game, the Mavericks were leading by six points and looked to be in control. But the Bulls managed to chip away at the deficit and eventually tied the game at 109-109 with just seconds remaining.
That’s when the Mavericks’ collapse reached its peak. In a fitting end to their nightmarish performance, they turned the ball over on their final possession, giving the Bulls a chance to win the game. And win they did, with a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Coby White that sent the Mavericks to a 112-109 defeat.
The collapse was all the more painful for the Mavericks because they had been in control for much of the game. Luka Doncic had put in another stellar performance with 29 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists, while Kristaps Porzingis had chipped in with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
But despite their efforts, the Mavericks couldn’t keep the Bulls at bay in the final minutes. It was a bitter pill to swallow for a team that has been struggling to find consistency all season.
The final possession of the game was a fitting end to the Mavericks’ collapse. They had committed turnovers throughout the game, and their inability to hold on to the ball cost them dearly in the end.
It remains to be seen how the Mavericks will bounce back from this latest setback. They will need to regroup quickly if they hope to salvage their season and make a run in the playoffs. But for now, they will have to live with the memory of their epic collapse against the Bulls, and the historic finish that sealed their fate.