Dallas Mavericks fall in Miami despite massive night from Seth Curry
The Dallas Mavericks dropped a game in Miami against the Heat despite an incredible performance from Seth Curry. Find out more here.
The Dallas Mavericks had won two straight games coming in. They traveled to face the Miami Heat on Friday night. It was Luka Doncic’s 21st birthday. The Mavs were hoping to pick a road win against one of the best home teams in the NBA as a present.
That did not exactly work out. The Heat led most of the game, but the Mavericks made a comeback in the third quarter. Dallas’ advantage was short-lived as Miami righted the ship to begin the fourth and rode it to a 126-118 victory.
Seth Curry was the star for the Mavs. He had an absolutely incredible night. Curry could not miss it seemed. He finished with 37 points on 13 of 15 from the field. That included eight 3-pointers made. He even brought out the step back which fans can see below.
Luka Doncic had a cold shooting night. He finished with 23 points, four rebounds, and ten assists against Miami. Doncic was seven of 17 from the field, but he made all nine of his free throws. There were a bunch of Slovenian fans in attendance to enjoy watching Doncic battle against Heat guard Goran Dragic.
Kristaps Porzingis produced 24 points, 13 rebounds, and one block on Friday. He made six 3-pointers but also struggled from the field hitting just nine of his 21 attempts.
The Mavericks will look to get back in the win column on Sunday in Minnesota against the Timberwolves. They just defeated the Wolves in Dallas on Monday. It will not be an easy contest, though.
Fans should keep an eye on Luka Doncic. He looked to be bothered by his thumb injury on Friday night. Doncic had it taped up. He still played 38 minutes, but the Mavs could choose to rest him on Sunday. Stay tuned.
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