The Dallas Mavericks trailed by 12 points at halftime in Game 6 versus the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. They were struggling so much that Charles Barkley even warned the TNT audience at halftime that it could be a blowout win for the Jazz. Instead, the Mavs stormed back in the third quarter after going small with Spencer Dinwiddie replacing Dwight Powell.
Head coach Jason Kidd played all three of his guards on the floor together for 16 minutes in Game 6 after using them for just seven minutes total in the first two games Doncic played in the series. The charge sparked the Mavs and helped them knockout the Jazz and advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
Dallas celebrated the win on Thursday night, but Dinwiddie had a lot of extra reasons to enjoy the victory as he earned a contract bonus on April 28. Here is a look at the bonus and his reaction on social media.
Spencer Dinwiddie earned contract bonus in Dallas Mavericks Game 6 win over the Jazz
The 6’5 guard had a $100,000 bonus in his contract for his team advancing to the second round, which was earned on Thursday night. Dinwiddie signed the deal with the Wizards last offseason before being traded to Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis deadline day deal.
The Mavericks guard shared his excitement on social media in reply to ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweeting that he earned the bonus.
If the Dallas Mavericks keep advancing, Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to earn bonuses each round, including one extra dollar if the Mavs win the championship in 2022.
The 6’5 guard is going to be a key piece in their run. He struggled to find his jumper but still averaged over 15 points per game against the Jazz. Dallas needs his scoring and playmaking if they want to defeat the Suns and make it to the Western Conference Finals.
Spencer Dinwiddie can play better in the second round, and it must happen for the Dallas Mavericks to advance again. Expect him to knockdown more open shots, and his production is worth watching moving forward.