Mavericks: What to watch for as Dallas faces Utah Jazz in summer league

Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks got off to a bad start in the Las Vegas Summer League. They played hard but were dominated by the Philadelphia 76ers 95-73 on Monday afternoon. The young Mavericks showed flashes, including a 22-point performance from 2020 second-round pick Tyrell Terry, but it was not enough.

They are back in action on Wednesday evening against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz won their opener in Las Vegas but struggled from the field. They shot 35.7 percent in the 63-57 victory over the Suns. Dallas scored 73 and lost by 22 to the Sixers.

Wednesday night’s game is another opportunity for Tyrell Terry and Nate Hinton to stand out. The rest of the Mavs roster is looking to land the team’s second two-way deal. Who makes an impact against the Jazz? Here is a look at how to watch, the injury updates, and a storyline to follow on Aug. 11.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz in summer league: How to watch

Start time: Aug. 11 at 8:00 p.m. CT or 9:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: NBA TV

Watch online: (local), ESPN app (national)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz in summer league: Injury updates

The Mavs played 11 of their 12 options in the opener against the Sixers. Josh Green was ruled out for the event in Las Vegas by summer league coach Greg St. Jean. The 20-year-old was part of the Australian National Team that won the bronze medal in the Olympic Games. The other 11 should be ready to face the Jazz.

The Jazz are fit and ready to face the Mavericks. Dakota Mathias, who played for the Texas Legends in 2019, started for Utah in their summer league opener. He is a player to watch on Wednesday evening.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz in summer league storyline to watch: Terry’s improvements

Tyrell Terry had an up-and-down summer league opener. He struggled as the lead guard. There were flashes of playmaking ability, but the 20-year-old had five turnovers and failed to get the Mavericks’ offense rolling. There were positives too. He found his jumper in the second half and had multiple drives and finishes.

The nerves should be gone for game two, so what will fans see from the 20-year-old? Can Tyrell Terry showcase his elite shooting? Will Mavericks’ supporters see improvements in his ball-handling? All fans should be watching closely as Tyrell Terry takes the court on Aug. 11.

Wednesday is the Dallas Mavericks’ second of five games in Las Vegas. Fans should tune in and see how the young talent is developing. Keep it tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on the team as well.

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