3 Studs, 2 duds from Mavericks' thrilling Game 1 win over Timberwolves

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Dud - Josh Green

All playoffs long, Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Green has been hit or miss. Inconsistency has been one of the biggest knocks on Green throughout his young career, and this was the case in Game 1 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Green finished with three points and one rebound while shooting 1-4 from the field and 1-2 from downtown, but some of his decision-making in the second half of this game was horrendous. It started with Green missing a dunk in transition off of an outstanding pass from Luka Doncic, and a possession or two later he threw the ball away when trying to find Jaden Hardy in transition.

Green was trying to push the pace as he always does, but it was a bad decision and this ended up being a five-point swing in favor of the Timberwolves as they hit a three on the other end.

Another questionable play from Green came in the fourth quarter while contesting a Mike Conley jump shot, and he fouled him. Fouling someone on a 3-point attempt with less than three seconds remaining in the game is exactly what you don't want. That was the worst possible thing he could have done in that moment, and he got subbed out immediately after this.

The Mavs are going to need Green to play better going forward in this series, and it was mind-boggling how untimely some of these decisions by Green were.