When their three main players went out for medical procedures in the NBA on Saturday night, the rest of the Mavericks appeared to be healthy.
They handled business by beating the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Center 112-98, which was their third consecutive win, which allowed their record to break .500 5-4 for the first time this season.
This victory was not built on Luka Dončić’s shoulders. Although he did play a role, it was due to the sensation of Tim Hardaway and Trey Burke. Temporary shooting night.
Hardaway returned to the starting lineup because starters Dorian Finney-Smith and Josh Richardson were unable to participate in the game due to the league’s health and safety protocols. The key reserve fund, Jalen Brunson, is also missing.
Therefore, all Hardaway did was to score 30 points in the first three quarters, and when the Mavericks fell behind, Hardaway contributed 1
Burke? After missing the game in Denver on Thursday, he rebounded by hitting 7 of 8 three-pointers and scored 29 points.
So far, this is the Mavericks’ best shooting performance this season, because their three-pointers actually exceed 50% of their entry-level games.
“Trey Burke is great. Hardaway is spectacular.” Coach Rick Carlisle said. “Luca, you almost wish he could be in a triple double room. We have many others doing a lot of good things. The situation in Denver has achieved a very important victory.”
The situation in Denver has caused such a shortage of the Mavericks. But they have great performances by Hardaway and Burke.
Dončić is also good. He gave 27day He had a career triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
It was a turbulent third quarter and the Mavericks took control. They lost their lead and were eliminated at 65-59 odds until Hardaway caught fire and beat the Mavericks 26-10 in the third quarter. They lead to the finish line 85-75.
Carlisle’s contribution to Dončić is not what he did on the court, but what happened before the game. Due to the incident in Denver, the Mavericks were unable to shoot in the morning.
“So we came here at five o’clock and I was deeply impressed by our focus and concentration,” Carlisle said. “It all started with Luca. He really dialed in. He knew exactly what was going on. He knew it was a game and we didn’t skate very much. He set the tone. This is a great team leader. Sign of the person.”
Dončić just shrugged.
He said: “It must be every game.” “We try to win every game, whether we have 6 players or 15 players. But I think we did a good job today, especially on the defensive end.”
When the camera comes in, it makes everyone’s life easier. Hardaway and Burke saw this. They are 23 out of 33 people in the field.
“In the whole game, they were all popular players,” Tang Qiqi said. “You passed, you know you will get help. Great.”
Burke’s Carlisle said: “He is a dangerous scorer. I think one of the reasons he played well with us is that he knows we have confidence in him. And he is a guy who can become hot outside. .”
Before joining the Mavericks with the Orlando Bubble team last season, Burke had undergone COVID-19 isolation, and he said that he can definitely be related to what Brunson, Richardson and Finney Smith experienced.
He said: “You have a lot of time yourself.” “This can be done in one of two ways. That will be my encouragement to (those people). This is a difficult time. But please try to use this isolation time. In Work on your soul and you will come back to prepare.
“This is the nature of the alliance. You never know how things will develop. This is new to all of us. But I want to encourage these three guys not to be disappointed in themselves, and we look forward to their return.”
One night, Burke and Hardaway spent all their time, completing the Magic’s two difficult steps across Texas. After scoring 42 points in Houston on Friday, they were rudely kicked out of the state on Saturday, even though the Magic performed much more than they did against the Rockets the night before.
This is the ninth consecutive time the Mavericks have beaten the Dallas Magic.
Victory is also 799day Rick Carlisle’s coaching career.One more, he will be 16 years oldday Member of 800 winning clubs in NBA history.
Hardaway can be proud of this. He has had more than 30 points in the game as a starter and reserve player last week.
Hardaway said: “My job now is to be an energy provider, not an energy consumer.” “When I’m out, I just have to try the whole game.”
As for the coronavirus, Hardaway said: “No matter what team finds the fastest thing, they will find themselves in the playoffs and feel good about themselves. Unfortunately, three people in Denver are back, but this is the next thing. One person. These guys encourage this.”