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Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from home win over Hawks

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Hawks: 2. THJ gets hot to spark comeback

Tim Hardaway Jr. had three points in the first three quarters. He played 17 minutes and connected on one of four shots. THJ was blending in and contributing to the Mavericks 3-point struggles.

The 6’5 got red hot to start the fourth quarter. He was five of six from the field including making three 3-pointers. The Mavericks trailed by nine to start the fourth quarter, but Hardaway Jr. refused to let them fall to the Hawks. His 13 points jumpstarted the offense and propelled the Mavericks to victory. See him going to work in the final period below.

Dallas needed his scoring, especially with Kristaps Porzingis on the bench in foul trouble. Hardaway Jr. came up massive, while Luka Doncic caught his breath early in the fourth.

THJ averages 20.7 points on 49.1 percent shooting in Mavericks’ wins this season. Those numbers drop to 14.3 on 38.9 percent in losses. Dallas needs his scoring punch. Tim Hardaway Jr. can average 18 points per game. He needs to do just that if the Dallas Mavericks plan on making a serious run at contention this season. THJ proved his importance yet again on Feb. 10.

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