The Dallas Mavericks had won 11 of their last 13 games without getting Tim Hardaway Jr. going. Their hope was he would get hot down the stretch and push Dallas to another level. THJ was heating up on Jan. 25 against the Golden State Warriors with ten points in the second quarter before suffering a significant injury.
He injured his left foot on a drive to the basket with 7:17 left in the second period. Hardaway Jr. was fouled on the play and stayed in the game to make two free throws before Dallas took a foul to get him out of the game. Hardaway Jr. needed to be helped to the locker room.
The 6’5 wing was ruled out for the remainder of the game just minutes later. It was reported on the TNT broadcast that Hardaway Jr. was in a wheelchair as he was taken for further tests. Those tests revealed a significant injury, and here is a look at the latest.
Tim Hardaway Jr. breaks foot in Mavericks vs. Warriors
All signs pointed to a serious injury on Tuesday night in San Francisco. Hardaway Jr. was limping on the court and needed to be removed from the game. He was unable to put weight on his left foot and had to be helped to the locker room before the team quickly ruled him out for the remainder of the game.
The Mavs announced that Hardaway Jr. suffered a facture to the fifth metatarsal on his left foot. The injury will force him to miss a significant stretch, but the severity or timetable has yet to be determined.
The Smoking Cuban will have more updates on Tim Hardaway Jr. as they become available. The Dallas Mavericks will need Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock, Josh Green, Frank Ntilikina, and Sterling Brown to step up while THJ is out of the lineup. Hardaway’s injury could push the front office to trade for another wing. Stay tuned for all the latest.