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3 encouraging takeaways from Dallas Mavericks disappointing loss to Magic

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Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks loss to Magic: 2. Dinwiddie bounces back

Spencer Dinwiddie officially ended his hot streak on Monday night as he scored just two points in the win over the Brooklyn Nets. He did have six rebounds and five assists, but the 6’5 guard hit just one of his eight field goals in a forgettable night that ended a streak where he had scored 20-plus in three of the last four and four of the last six.

It was a one-game thing as Dinwiddie went off against the Magic on Nov. 9. See three of Dinwiddie’s 16 first-half points below.

He was not done there as Dinwiddie finished with 29 points on nine of 19 shooting from the field, including four 3-pointers made against Orlando. He also had five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in a strong all-around performance from the 29-year-old guard.

The Mavericks needed their other starting guard to step up on Wednesday night with Christian Wood out with a knee injury, and Dinwiddie did not disappoint in Orlando. The rest of the team struggled, but Dinwiddie continues to prove that he is capable of being the team's second-leading scorer this season. There will be some inconsistence, but Dinwiddie is ready to take on the added responsibility.