3 Studs, 2 duds in Mavericks' comeback win against Hornets

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After a rough loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks got back in the win column. In a lopsided game, the Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 124-118.

The Mavs were down by double-digits for the majority of the game, but they showed great resilience to get their fifth clutch win of the year.

Each member of the Mavericks' starting lineup recorded one block in the win.

3 Studs, 2 duds in Mavericks' comeback win against Hornets

With a poor shooting night from Luka Doncic, multiple Mavericks off the bench made sure to light a spark.

Here are your 3 studs and 2 duds from the win.

Honorable Mention: Jaden Hardy

In a game where few Mavs were producing on the offensive side of the floor, Jaden Hardy made sure to step up in a season-high 15 minutes.

Hardy also finished the night with a season-high in points and rebounds. In the win Hardy dropped 14 points and four rebounds.

Early in the fourth quarter, Hardy caught a pass from Tim Hardaway Jr. and drove to the basket hammering it on Nick Richards for the and-one opportunity.

Hardy has clearly proven to Jason Kidd that he deserves minutes. If he wants to run a fast pace offense, he is the man to have on the court.

5. Stud - Kyrie Irving

In 34 minutes of play, Kyrie Irving put up his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 assists.

Irving was second in plus-minus behind Hardy with a plus-8.

Although Kyrie got off to a hot start offensivley, it was his facilitating in the second half that had the AAC crowd rolling.

Irving dropped off two consecutive dimes to Hardy and Dwight Powell that would keep the Mavs within striking distance of winning last night’s game.

Mavs fans have been hoping for Irving to take control of scoring the ball more, but he has really taken the role of being a leader, defender, and facilitator for this team.

Irving is one of the key reasons as to why the Mavericks have a record of 5-0 in clutch games this season.

The Doncic-Irving duo has been continuously shutting critics up with their clutch game finishes this season. With the way the Mavericks have started off this season, they have began to earn the respect of being title contenders.