After a rough first quarter when the Miami Heat shot 8 of 9 out of three, the Dallas Mavericks went on with a 97-74 tear to bury Heath, 127-113. But if you’re here, you’ve probably already known it and read the summary (otherwise click here).
The Mavericks grabbed the Heat and here are some key stats after the game.
24: minutes for rookie Josh Green
Green time on the court has increased in recent races, but his time on the floor against Miami has been the most significant of the season. Inserting him into the lineup gave Dallas a spark of energy without which they often play. He played a frantic defense, catching three of Dallas̵
The tables have been looking for more green for weeks, if only to see something different. And in a game where the Mavericks needed a spark, he provided one. It is impossible to say whether he will see the floor so much again, but we can hope that he will at least take more attention to move forward.
10: threesomes made by Tim Hardaway Jr.
The ten brands beyond the rainbow on Tuesday night were a new career for Hardaway and ended the franchise record for Dallas, also held by Wesley Matthews and George McCloud.
We probably write more about Hardway Jr., but it was foolish not to admit throwing his flame from a distance. He was SO close to breaking the record in the fourth, with a few glances almost falling.
18: plus-minus for the lineup of Luka Doncic, Josh Green, Dorian Feeney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dwight Powell
I know a plus-minus single game deal, but I can’t help but get excited about this unit. Luka Doncic and the boys played hard, moved without the ball, and then Hardway could bomb from all over the floor. There are a lot of standing in the attack in Dallas and sometimes it’s by design, so it’s always fun to see guys just moving without the ball.
Numbers from tonight’s best Mavericks lineup of Luka Doncic, Tim Hardway Jr., Josh Green, Dorian Feeney-Smith and Dwight Powell:
12 minutes, 38 points, 14 of 20 FG, 7 of 11 3PT FG, four thefts, three blocks.
This team surpassed Heat by 18 points.
– Josh Bow (@ Boweman55) May 5, 2021
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