The Dallas Mavericks Pull Out an Ugly Win Over Nets
The Dallas Mavericks are in a stretch where they have been playing some of their best basketball, but tonight was not a showing of that. Dallas still held off the hungry Nets for an eventual victory.
The Dallas Mavericks were coming off a recent hot streak leading up to tonight’s game. With wins over the Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Los Angeles Lakers. Dallas has also won 5 of their last 6 with two more wins coming against the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans.
Obviously most of these wins are quality wins for Dallas, so the opportunity to play the worst team in the NBA was a welcoming thought for the Mavs and for the Mavs fans. It did not go that way for Dallas tonight, unfortunately.
The Mavs beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-96 tonight on the first night of a back-to-back. Dallas was led in scoring by Harrison Barnes with 21 while Seth Curry, Yogi Ferrell, and Dirk Nowitzki also added double-digits.
Although Mavs fans were probably excited about the opportunity for an easy win and a chance to see Jared Uthoff and Manny Harris in their NBA debut’s, it did not go as planned and both players only landed 2 minutes of time, neither of them scoring.
One exciting thing for the Mavs was the return of J.J. Barea to the court after missing the last 20 games with a calf injury. Barea scored 9 points off the bench in only 14 minutes, but his welcome back was definitely below average by his standards.
For the Nets, Dallas really struggled guarding Isaiah Whitehead off the bench who scored 24 points on 8-12 shooting. Jeremy Lin added 18 points, while former Dallas Maverick, Quincy Acy, scored 12. Many Mavericks fans are very sad to see how good Quincy Acy has done with the Nets but we are happy to see him do well.
The Dallas Mavericks will look for another win against another subpar opponent tomorrow as they play the Phoenix Suns at home. The game will begin at 8:00 CT as Dallas will look to outplay the likes of Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler, and Mavs kryptonite, Devin Booker.