Dallas Mavericks: Happy Birthday Seth Curry as Mavs take Game 4
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry celebrates his birthday with a historic win.
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry turned 30 years old on Sunday. The team gave him a special gift by winning a desperate four and tying the series with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The biggest (literally) extended family of the NBA was attending in the virtual crowd for Seth’s birthday. The cheering section included Dell and Stephen Curry.
The guard contributed to the unexpected win with 15 points. Curry was the leading scorer off the bench. Although he attempted just one 3-point shot and missed it, Seth Curry made an impact hitting from the mid-range. He confirmed himself one of the best players off the bench for the Mavs, especially with the hot Trey Burke starting.
Luka Doncic and Boban Marjanovic give Seth Curry a Dallas Mavericks win for his special day
Luka Doncic, playing on a badly sprained ankle in Game-3, found himself without his pick and roll partner Kripstaps Porzingis. KP was out with knee soreness. The combination that made the Dallas Mavericks such a lethal offensive threat was not available.
It might seem lost for the Mavs, but it was not the case. To allow a desperate comeback after trailing by as many as 21 points in the second quarter was a Doncic-led pick and roll yet again. But this time, it was Boban Marjanovic stepping up as the roll man.
The combination proved unstoppable for the Clippers, cooperating in such an effective way that it would have made ex-Yugoslavia National Team teammates Vlade Divac and Drazen Petrovic proud.
Luka had an extraordinary performance. While Boban, in just 15 minutes, scored ten crucial points and grabbed seven rebounds, sparking the Mavericks’ recovery.
Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. had a big game as well. Maxi Kleber continued his struggles on the offensive end in game four.
This crucial win was a wonderful gift for Seth Curry. While all the team worked hard to prepare the present and wrap it up, Doncic sealed the package with his game-winning buzzer-beater. It kept everyone’s hopes alive of advancing in the postseason.
The biggest playoff comeback in the history of the Dallas Mavericks. Post-game, Curry had more than one reason to celebrate. Happy Birthday, Seth Curry!