Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry scores 20 in return from knee injury

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry returned from a knee injury on Feb. 7. See more on his 20-point performance against the Wizards.

The Dallas Mavericks have dealt with a lot of injuries over the last two months. Luka Doncic has missed time because of two separate ankle injuries. Kristaps Porzingis sat out ten games with a knee issue. Tim Hardaway Jr. missed three games. Now, Seth Curry was sidelined by a knee injury for two straight games.

The 29-year-old sharpshooter was back in action on Friday against the Washington Wizards. It was not a moment too soon. The Mavs were struggling to fill the guard minutes with Doncic, Curry, and J.J. Barea all out.

Here is a look at Curry’s first performance back against the Wizards on Feb. 7.

Leads Mavs in scoring

Seth Curry did not miss a beat. He entered with the game with 6:54 remaining in the first and promptly hit two 3-pointers. Curry finished the first quarter with nine points on six field goal attempts.

That was only the beginning for the Mavericks guard. He went on to scored 20 points with three assists, two steals, and four 3-pointers made in 29 minutes of action against the Wizards. The Mavs faltered late and ultimately lost in Washington on Friday night. That did not stop Curry from putting together an impressive highlight reel, though.

It was fantastic to see him back on the floor and looking healthy. The Mavericks need Curry’s floor spacing and underrated play in the lineup to make a push up the standings in the stretch run.

It will be interesting to see if Curry plays on Saturday night. The Mavs travel to Charlotte for a second of a back-to-back against the Hornets. They could be cautious because of his recent injury. It is something to monitor before tipoff.

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