Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry returns from illness vs. Rockets
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry missed two straight games with an illness, but he returned on Nov. 24 against the Houston Rockets. See how he performed.
The Dallas Mavericks had won four straight games before heading to Houston to face the Rockets on Sunday afternoon. The team was hot. It was more impressive as they won the last two without Seth Curry.
Curry returned from his illness on Nov. 24. Coach Carlisle decided to stick with Tim Hardaway Jr. in the starting lineup, though. THJ averaged 18.0 points on 80.0 percent shooting over his two starts in place of Curry. Let us take a look at how Curry performed coming off the bench.
Limited in return
Seth Curry entered the game for Dorian Finney-Smith with 2:33 remaining in the first quarter. He promptly got credited with a steal and assist on a Delon Wright layup. Curry also drill a two with 30 seconds left in the first.
Curry struggled in the second quarter. He missed both of his field goal attempts before being replaced by Luka with 7:01 remaining in the period.
Curry did not get back on the floor until he replaced Doncic with 2:32 left in the third. He did not record a stat in that quarter.
Curry missed his only shot in the fourth before exiting with 8:47 remaining. He returned for the final 1:48 after the Mavericks had the game in hand.
It was not an outstanding night for the 29-year-old. He finished with two points, one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 14 minutes of action. Curry was just one of four from the field.
Another outstanding performance from Hardaway Jr. limited his playing time. THJ cannot miss right now. He finished with 31 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 38 minutes. He was 10 of 18 from the field including hitting five 3-pointers.
Seth Curry will make a massive impact on the Dallas Mavericks this season. It was an exciting win and good to see Curry back in action. The Mavericks picked up a massive 137-123 victory on Sunday to vault them into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference. Expect Curry to get back on track on Tuesday against the Clippers.