Dallas Sends Sixers to Third Consecutive Defeat, 117-98

The Dallas Mavericks (19-9) showed some grit and kept battling to get the victory over the home Philadelphia 76 era (20-10) in an intradivisional game at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Sixers started off on the right foot and seized leads of 13-5 and 16-9 but the Mavs kept working to overcome the deficits.

Tim Hardaway Jr. stole the first quarter spotlight by nailing 5 three-pointers on 5 chances and Dallas closed the quarter with a 35-28 edge.

The Mavericks went to a simple man to man defense and Philadelphia could not overcome and were left forcing shots.

Dallas just chugged along and took a half time lead of 68-57.

Krisstaps Porringas (22 Pat’s, 18 rebounds) took over for the injured, Luka Doncic and was the difference in this one.

Dallas cruised into the final quarter holding an eleven point edge at 88-77.

Philadelphia battled but fell short and has now lost three straight games with two at home where they had been 12-0 prior to this week.

Free Throws: Hardaway cooled down after the first but finished with 27 points on the night.

For Philadelphia, Joel Embiid once again was a standout, knocking back 33 points and cementing 17 boards.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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