The Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-107 in an intense game one battle. The Mavericks led by as many as 23 points in the first half and held a 12 point lead entering the games final quarter before watching their lead nearly completely evaporate. Khris Middleton missed a 19 foot jumper in the games final seconds which would have capped the improbable comeback and given the visiting team the victory. The Mavericks were led by their "Big Three", Giannis Antetokounmpo was the games high scorer with 36 points. He also managed 14 rebounds and 9 assists. Jrue Holiday added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Antetokounmpo and Holiday are used to playing in these types of games for Dallas but first year Maverick, Nikola Jokic, who came to Dallas from Utah in an offseason trade, made a great postseason debut with the 2019 BaF champions. Jokic scored 27 points to go along with 8 assists. Midseason acquisition, Nikola Vucevic led the Clippers with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Middleton added 16 in a losing effort. The Clippers will try to rebound in game two, which will be played back in Dallas, tomorrow night.