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Dallas Mavericks struggle, show flashes in summer league loss to Sixers

Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Mavericks got off to a rough start in the Las Vegas Summer League on Aug. 9. They could not find their shots and were down 31-14 after the opening quarter. The deficit only grew as the more talented Philadelphia 76ers dominated the action on Monday afternoon. It was a game to forget for the Mavs summer league squad, but there were a few flashes of positivity.

Tyrell Terry is leading the way for the summer league Mavericks. He still needs to add size, but his scoring and playmaking are improving. Terry was not the only Mav showing positive signs in the summer league opener.

The Mavericks were plagued by turnovers, poor shooting, and sloppy play in the 95-73 loss to the Sixers. They have just one player that was drafted on their roster. Dallas is looking to find their second two-way player in Vegas and to see developments from Terry and Nate Hinton. Let us see the results in the opener.

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Dallas Mavericks struggle but show flashes in summer league loss to Sixers

Terry had two nice drives and finishes in the first quarter. See an impressive make below.

The 20-year-old is undersized but it was positive to see him attacking the rim and finishing inside. Terry being able to drive and finish is the perfect supplement to his outstanding jumper. He also showed glimpses of his passing ability.

Terry finished 22 points, three assists, two rebounds, and three steals in 31 minutes of action. He was eight of 16 from the field and hit three 3-pointers. The 20-year-old did have five turnovers, but there were plenty of positives in his first summer league action.

Eugene Omoruyi also showed some positive flashes. The 6’6 wing had 16 points, six rebounds, and one block in 26 minutes. He was six of 11 from the field and showcased a versatile game.

Omoruyi remains the favorite for the Mavericks’ second two-way contract. He will look to continue to put on a show in Las Vegas to secure that spot.

Nate Hinton could not find his shot and struggled with the ball in his hands, but the 22-year-old found other ways to impact the game. He had one point and missed all seven of his field-goal attempts, but had eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Hinton’s five turnovers were problematic. The 22-year-old will be looking to bounce back in their next game.

The Dallas Mavericks are back in action from Las Vegas on Aug. 11 against the Utah Jazz. They will be looking for a better showing on Wednesday evening. Dallas must find their jumpers and cut down on the turnovers if they are going to top the summer league Jazz. Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for more.

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