The Dallas Mavericks dropped their Las Vegas Summer League opener to the Chicago Bulls in overtime, but that did not stop Jaden Hardy from looking like one of the steals of the draft. The 20-year-old had 28 points and showed plenty of flashes in his Mavericks debut.
The Mavs are back in action on Monday night against the Utah Jazz. It is the first of a back-to-back as Dallas faces the Suns' summer league squad on Tuesday evening. Utah won their first game 72-66 over the Hawks, and they have a balanced attack led by 2020 first-round pick Leandro Bolmaro.
Fans will not want to miss this contest. Jaden Hardy will be looking to build on his opening performance in Vegas as the Mavericks look for their first summer league win. Here is a look at how fans can watch and a few predictions for Monday night’s game.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz in Las Vegas Summer League: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: NBA TV (national)
Watch online: Watch ESPN, ESPN app, Mavs.com (local market)
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz in Las Vegas Summer League: Predictions
Jaden Hardy steals the show on July 11 as he drops a game-high 26. Texas Legends head coach George Galanopoulos is taking over the top chair for this game, and he will be looking to showcase his star player. That leads to a second straight monster performance from Hardy as the Mavericks pick up their first summer league victory.
A.J. Lawson is the team’s second-leading scorer on Monday night as he goes for 18 and keeps his hot shooting going. Expect Moses Wright to continue the block party and Alessandro Pajola will be setting the table for Dallas off the bench.
Jaden Hardy is out to prove that he should have been a top selection in the 2022 NBA Draft. He looked the part in his summer league opener, but what will do as an encore? Tune in to find out.