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Mavericks: 5 things that must happen for a Game 7 win over Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks need two role players to step up to top the Clippers in Game 7

Luka Doncic has been otherworldly for most of this series. He had a 31-point triple-double in Game 1 as Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dorian Finney-Smith each stepped up to lift Dallas to the win. In Game 2, it was Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. that each had 20-plus points to complement Luka’s 39 points. In Game 5, it was Hardaway Jr. with 20 and Finney-Smith getting five steals that aided in the victory.

Dallas needs two role players to step up on Sunday afternoon if they are going to finish off the Clippers. THJ’s scoring has been imperative in the series. Dallas needs another 20-point performance from the soon-to-be free agent in Game 7.

The rest of the Mavs need to sink open shots and play solid defense. They just need to star in their role. Dallas does not need anyone to play outside their comfort zone. Luka Doncic will make plays and get them open. Being ready and connecting is going to be massive.

The Dallas Mavericks do not need a standout performance from every player. If two role players step up, they are likely to be victorious on June 6.

Next: No. 3

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