The Dallas Mavericks crushed the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 to advance the Western Conference Finals. Superstar Luka Doncic stole the headlines with a 35-point double-double in three quarters, but Spencer Dinwiddie and the defense deserve just as much credit. The Suns had their two lowest-scoring games of the season in Games 6 and 7 as Dallas took the series.
Dinwiddie went for 30 points on Sunday night on 11 of 15 shooting from the field, including making five 3-pointers. He stepped up in Game 6 to help the Mavericks win at home, and the 6’5 guard was even better in Phoenix. Dinwiddie led Dallas as they expanded the lead with Luka on the bench in the second quarter, and his 21 first-half points were part of the knockout blow from the Mavericks in Game 7.
It was an impressive performance from Dinwiddie that earned him a significant chunk of change. Here is a closer look at the bonus he earned, and his reaction to it.
Spencer Dinwiddie earns contract bonus in Dallas Mavericks Game 7 win over Suns
All of the Mavericks earned some extra money as their playoff share increased by advancing to the Western Conference Finals, but Dinwiddie got a bit more. He secured a bonus in his contract worth $571,427 per ESPN’s Bobby Marks. It is the third contract bonus Dinwiddie has earned since joining the Mavericks in the deadline day trade that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Washington.
Dinwiddie shared the following reply to Marks' Tweet about him earning the bonus.
Spencer Dinwiddie stepped up when the Dallas Mavericks needed him most, and he will be called upon again in the Western Conference Finals. The Golden State Warriors want to play small and press the action. Dinwiddie should see plenty of minutes and opportunities, and the Mavs will need him to sink more key shots if they are going to win the Western Conference.
Dinwiddie had just his third 30-point game of the season in the Mavs' Game 7 victory over the Phoenix Suns, and he earned some extra money on May 15. Dallas believes they can win the title, and Dinwiddie man will play a key role in how far the Mavericks can advance. Expect him to step up against the Warriors too.