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Dallas Mavericks: 2 studs and 1 dud in win over Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 15 in a contest where they were heavily favored. They were coming off arguably their best performance of the season in a dominating win over the Spurs that featured the first triple-double of the season from superstar Luka Doncic. Kristaps Porzingis is finally hitting his stride, and the Mavs were hoping to build on it.

The Nuggets were shorthanded and on the second night of a back-to-back, but topping Denver is never easy. Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic is locked in and puts up an effortless 25 points and ten rebounds every night along with being the Nuggets top playmaker. Aaron Gordon has the size and strength to make things difficult for Luka, and Denver was not shy about doubling on Monday night.

The Mavericks trailed at the start of the fourth quarter, but they quickly grabbed the lead and never looked back in the 111-101 win. Dallas struggled in the second quarter before multiple players stepped up to grab the victory. Here is a closer look at who stood out.

2 studs and 1 dud in the Dallas Mavericks win over the Denver Nuggets

Jalen Brunson kept up his stellar play versus Denver as he finished with 17 points and six assists on Monday night. He made eight of his 12 field goals as the Mavericks outscored the Nuggets by ten in his 36 minutes of action.

Tim Hardaway Jr. caught fire in the fourth quarter as he scored 13 points to help lift Dallas to victory. He had 19 points on the night, and the Mavs were plus-14 when THJ was on the floor.

The Dallas Mavericks picked up an impressive win on Nov. 15, and here are two studs and one dud from the contest.