Dallas Mavericks: Player grades in first-round series vs. LA Clippers
Dallas Mavericks playoff player grade: Antonius Cleveland
Cleveland played in the fourth quarters of games five and six. He did not enter until both contests were already decided. Cleveland produced four points, one rebound, and one steal in just over seven minutes in game five. The 26-year-old did not record a stat in his second appearance.
It was a plus that Antonius Cleveland scored his first NBA playoff points, but he receives an incomplete for his nine minutes of action in the series.
Dallas Mavericks playoff player grade: Josh Reaves
Reaves and Cleveland were inserted for the same minutes in games five and six. The rookie had four points, two rebounds, one assist, and one block in just over seven minutes in game five. He failed to record a stat in game six.
Reaves also scored his first NBA playoff points. The 23-year-old has a promising future, but he receives an incomplete for his nine minutes against the Clippers in this series.
Both two-way players earned playing time and valuable experience in this playoffs, even if they were not inserted until the games were decided.
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