Dallas Mavericks: Justin Jackson drops 24 in Mavs victory over Sixers
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks forward Justin Jackson had his best game as a Maverick with 24 points against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 1.
The Dallas Mavericks acquired Justin Jackson from the Sacramento Kings in the Harrison Barnes trade on Feb. 6. The second-year forward has played in every game since joining the Mavs, but his minutes have been inconsistent.
The Mavericks hosted the Philadelphia 76ers on April Fool’s Day. It was the second of a back-to-back for Dallas. They were coming off a road victory against the playoff-bound Oklahoma City Thunder. The Mavs were also without Luka Doncic for the second straight game with a leg injury.
Justin Jackson led the Dallas Mavericks in scoring on Monday evening. He had 24 points with six rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes. Jackson shot seven of 11 from the field and seven of eight on his free throws. It was a dominating 122-102 victory for the Mavs on April 1.
Jackson showed off a diverse offensive skill set in the win. Here is a highlight package from the Mavericks official Twitter account of him getting buckets for fans to enjoy.
The two game winning streak has allowed some of the Mavs young talents to show off their games. Rookie point guard Jalen Brunson has been a massive part of both wins. Trey Burke had a similar game to Jackson’s against the Thunder. All of these players are trying to earn minutes next season, so expect more standout performances in the final five games.
Justin Jackson scored 24 points against the Sixers which was his high as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Jackson is fighting for a role off the bench next season. Perhaps his most impressive stat on Monday evening was his positive 17 in the plus/minus category. That means the Mavs dominated with him on the court.
Keep an eye on Jackson’s play during the last five games of the season. He needs to continue standing out to be an every night fixture in the rotation next season. Jackson is certainly capable of doing just that.
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