Thing that propelled Dallas Mavericks to go up 2-0 over Clippers: 2. Hot shooting
The Mavs entered as a team short on playoff experience. They lost to the LA Clippers in the first round inside the Walt Disney World bubble. The only player in the Mavericks starting five that had played in the playoffs outside of that series was Tim Hardaway Jr. Dallas does not look like a team that needs it. They have a ton of confidence and continue to knock down shots.
The Mavericks shot 50.0 percent from the field and 47.2 percent on their threes in Game 1. Most dismissed it as a hot shooting night and figured things would even out in Game 2. Instead, Dallas shot 58.5 percent from the field and 52.9 percent on their triples to take a two games to zero advantage in the series.
Luka is leading the way. He is 27 of 53 from the field and ten of 24 on his 3-pointers through two games. The 22-year-old has made some ridiculously tough shots, but the Mavs role players are benefitting from defensive mistakes by the Clippers. LA left Tim Hardaway Jr. wide open for the game-clinching triple on Tuesday night.https://videos.nba.com/nba/pbp/media/2021/05/25/0042000172/598/3ea440a7-e602-fd6b-2edf-744e95dfa5e6_1280x720.mp4
Hardaway Jr. is arguably Dallas’ best and hottest outside shooter, but the Clippers left him uncovered as they attempted to make a comeback late in the fourth quarter. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting the lights out by taking advantage of the Clippers’ mistakes in the first two games.
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