The Dallas Mavericks suffered a 130-104 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they've had a great start to the season.
Dallas is sitting at 16-10 and fifth place in the Western Conference, and they are doing all of this without three crucial rotation pieces. Maxi Kleber, Josh Green, and Kyrie Irving have all missed significant time, and now Dereck Lively II is going to miss some time with an ankle sprain.
Even with these injuries, Dallas is winning games and showing the world that they are contenders, as they have had several players improve tremendously since last season.
Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has legendary moment he'll never forget
One of the players with the biggest improvement since last season is Tim Hardaway Jr.
He is someone that is in the hunt for the Sixth Man of the Year award, and he has taken his game to the next level. Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 36.6 percent from downtown.
He has been a flamethrower from downtown, and last night he knocked down a 3-pointer that he may never forget.
In the second quarter last night, Hardaway Jr. knocked down his 1,543rd 3-pointer of his career.
This may just seem like any other made three, but this shot was special, as he passed his father, Tim Hardaway Sr., on the all-time 3-pointers made list. This is a massive accomplishment, as Hardaway Sr. is a Hall-of-Famer and was an excellent player during his time in the NBA.
This 3-pointer is a moment that Hardaway Jr. will never forget as he passed the man who taught him everything he knows about the game of basketball.
Dallas' next game is tomorrow night against the LA Clippers.
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