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Dallas Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. drops 33 in loss to Jazz

Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 33 points, but it was not enough as the team fell to the Utah Jazz on Feb. 10.

Dallas Mavericks hosted the Utah Jazz on Monday night. They were fresh off a win in Charlotte. It was the seventh straight game Luka Doncic missed with an ankle sprain. The 20-year-old star is getting close to returning, but he was not ready to face Utah.

The Jazz were on the second night of a back-to-back. They defeated the Rockets in Houston on Sunday night. It was Utah’s second straight win.

The Jazz got out to a hot start in Dallas. They expanded the lead in the second quarter to go up 21 points at the half. The Mavs slowly closed the gap, but it was not quite enough. The Jazz ultimately picked up a 123-119 victory in Dallas.

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Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 25 points. Donovan Mitchell had 23 points on 12 field goal attempts. Rudy Gobert produced another monster performance against the Mavs. He finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds on a perfect seven of seven from the field in 36 minutes of action.

Kristaps Porzingis stood out for the Mavericks. He had 28 points, five rebounds, and two blocks in 35 minutes of action. KP made 11 of his 13 free throw attempts. The Unicorn was an important piece of their comeback bid that fell just short.

Tim Hardaway Jr. was the player of the game for the Mavs on Feb. 10. He finished with 33 points on 12 of 18 from the field. THJ hit five 3-pointers and four of his five free throw attempts. Here is a look at his highlights and what to expect going forward.

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