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3 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks Game 3 playoff win over Jazz in Utah

Dallas Mavericks, Jalen Brunson
Dallas Mavericks, Jalen Brunson / Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Jalen Brunson
Dallas Mavericks, Jalen Brunson / Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks Game 3 playoff win over Jazz: 1. No stopping JB

Jalen Brunson was arguably the best player on the court for the second straight game in this series as he went off for 31 points and five assists in 35 minutes of action. He became the seventh Maverick in franchise history to have back-to-back 30-point playoff games, and he was just the sixth player in the NBA since 1978 to have 72-plus points and one or fewer turnover in two straight postseason contests.

The Mavericks held a double-digit lead in the second quarter, but things looked bleak after JB went down with a back injury. He went to the locker room, and everyone was fearing he would not be able to return, but Brunson came back in the second half and had 17 points to lift Dallas into the lead in the series.

JB has made himself a lot of money in the first three games against the Jazz, and he looks unstoppable right now. Utah has no answers for him. They have tried multiple defenders, but Brunson just uses his quickness and footwork to get some space and score. It has been incredible to watch, and the Jazz show no signs of slowing him down.

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The Dallas Mavericks are back in action on Saturday afternoon for Game 4, and Marc Stein reported the team plans to bring Luka Doncic back for that contest. Fans do not want to miss a second of their basketball right now, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show with or without number 77 on the floor.

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