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3 takeaways from Mavericks dominant win over Pacers

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Reggie Bullock
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Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Pacers: 3. Bullock finds his stroke

The Mavs signed Reggie Bullock to a three-year $30 million deal in the offseason, so he could provide shooting and defense around superstar Luka Doncic. He is a career 38.4 percent 3-point shooter and was tasked with guarding Trae Young in the playoffs for the Knicks last season.

Bullock is off to a disappointing start to his time in Dallas. He was averaging just 6.4 points on 38.8 percent shooting from the field and just 31.9 percent on his threes coming into Saturday’s game against the Pacers. Bullock has struggled to find his jumper and has been limited to just 23.6 minutes per game.

The 6’6 wing got locked in against the Pacers as he finished with 23 points in 24 minutes. Bullock went eight of 11 from the field, including drilling six 3-pointers. It was a new season-high in points and threes for RB. He scored 14 in the second quarter alone, which tied his career-high in a period.

It was an impressive night and hopefully, enough to get Bullock out of his shooting funk. The Dallas Mavericks need him even more with Tim Hardaway Jr. on the shelf for an extended stretch. It was fantastic to see him knock down some jumpers, and the best is still yet to come from Reggie Bullock this season.