Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry playing through hand injury
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry was limited in the season opener against the Wizards because of a hand injury. Get the latest here.
The Dallas Mavericks got the season started right on Wednesday evening. They cruised to a 108-100 victory over the Washington Wizards. Luka Doncic led the charge with a massive performance. Kristaps Porzingis scored 23 points in his game as a Maverick.
There were a few surprises too. Courtney Lee was the opening night starter. J.J. Barea and Boban Marjanovic never left the bench. Mavs fans should be happy that the star duo played well, and the team got a win.
Seth Curry was limited to 20 minutes on opening night. That may not be an every night occurrence, though. See the latest below.
Curry did not perform well during the preseason. He was limited by a knee injury and just couldn’t get it going. That ailment was in the past on opening night, though. Curry suffered a hand injury during the tornado that hit Dallas which limited him. Fans can read more here courtesy of Mavs.com.
Seth Curry had an outstanding game given the circumstances. He produced nine points, three rebounds, and one assist with two turnovers in 20 minutes. Curry was three of six from the field including one of two from 3-point range. He also drilled both of his free throws.
The Mavericks play on Friday and Sunday. Curry’s injury is something he will continue playing through, but it could impact his production over the next few games. Hopefully, it heals up quickly.
The Mavs may lean on Curry a bit more against the Pelicans. They are going to play smaller with J.J. Redick, Jrue Holiday, and Lonzo Ball plus a plethora of guards coming off the bench. Dallas could counter by playing Curry. It will be interesting to see if the injury allows that.
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