The Dallas Mavericks took on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night in what was their third Summer League contest, and it was an absolute thriller.
The tightly-contested game ended up going to overtime, and at Summer League, overtime is decided by an Elam Ending, meaning the teams are given a target score to hit in an untimed quarter. In the case of this game, that target score was 97.
With both teams knotted at 96, the Mavericks got a stop and took the ball out in transition. Olivier-Maxence Propser drove it hard to the cup and missed a contested layup, but Braxton Key was there for the game-winning put-back slam. Dallas ended the night with a 98-92 victory over the Warriors.
It was an electric finish to what may have been the best game in all of Summer League thus far, and the Mavericks ended the game on top.
But before we get into the studs and duds of the game, let’s go over a few honorable mentions.
Honorable mention: Braxton Key
It would be wrong not to have Key on this list, but since he didn’t put together a particularly efficient game, he lands among the honorable mentions. He deserves love for his hustle and the game-winner, though.
Honorable mention: Taze Moore
After a solid game in the Mavericks’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers, Taze Moore played super well against the Warriors, utilizing his amazing energy and great athleticism. He put up 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting overall and 1-of-2 shooting from deep.
Honorable mention: AJ Lawson
Despite his subpar efficiency, AJ Lawson makes sure his energy is always felt. That was once again the case against Golden State, as Lawson finished with eight points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block.
With all that said, let’s get into the official studs and duds of the Mavericks’ Summer League win over the Warriors.