To hear Luka Doncic describe it, the Dallas Mavericks' victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals resembled a relay race.

Kyrie Irving burst out of the starting gate with 24 first-half points to keep Dallas in contention. Doncic took the baton at halftime and helped the Mavericks earn a 108-105 win by scoring 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night in Minneapolis.

"Amazing," Doncic said. "(Kyrie) got us going. Without him, we'd probably be down 20 at halftime, so he got us going. So I had to help him in the second half a little bit."