Takeaways, Player Grades in Dallas Mavericks Loss to Heat

By Isaac Harris
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Mavs Player of the Game

Dallas Mavericks. WESLEY MATTHEWS. B+. Matthews logged another 37 minutes tonight but would probably be the Mavericks player of the game despite Nowitzki outscoring him by one point. Matthews finished the night with 18 points on 7/14 shooting from the field and 4/9 shooting from behind the arc. When Matthews is hitting his outside shot, he is one of the best 3-and-D players in the game.. SG


B. Barea came off the bench with Devin Harris and gave the Mavericks a much needed spark. His ability to play off the ball as a point guard is huge as him and Harris are interchangeable in the back court. Barea came in and gave the Mavs 13 points on 50% shooting from behind the arc and from the field.. PG. Dallas Mavericks. J.J. BAREA

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Dallas Mavericks. DERON WILLIAMS. C. Even though Deron Williams didn’t guard Dragic the entire night, he was still outplayed by Dragic by a wide margin. Williams only went 2/8 shooting from the field and 1/5 shooting from behind the arc as he finished with six points. He did have nine assists in the game, but Dallas needs Williams scoring more in the paint for them to be as effective as they can.. PG

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The Mavericks have a quick turnaround as they head home tomorrow night to face a tough Utah Jazz team.