After a rough first quarter where the Miami Heat shot 8 of 9 from three, the Dallas Mavericks went on a 97-74 tear to bury the Heat, 127-113. But if you’re here, you likely knew that already and have read the recap (otherwise, click here).
The Mavericks walloped the Heat and here are some key stats following the game.
24: minutes for rookie forward Josh Green
Time on the court for Green inched up in recent contests, but his time on the floor against Miami were his most meaningful all season. His insertion into the line up gave Dallas a spark of energy they often play without. He played frenetic defense, notching three of the six Dallas steals, grabbed four rebounds, had three assists and four points, scoring on a lay up of sorts where he was so high in the air he appeared to be levitating.
The masses have been clamoring for more Green for weeks, if only to see something different. And in a game where the Mavericks needed a spark, he provided one. It’s impossible to say whether he’ll see the floor that much again but one can hope he’ll at least get more consideration moving forward.
10: threes made by Tim Hardaway Jr.
The ten makes from beyond the arc Tuesday night were a new career high for Hardaway and tied a franchise record for Dallas, also held by Wesley Matthews and George McCloud.
It’s likely we write more about Hardaway Jr., but it felt silly to not acknowledge his flame throwing from distance. He was SO close to breaking the record in the fourth as well, with a couple of looks nearly falling.
18: the plus-minus for the line up of Luka Doncic, Josh Green, Dorian Finney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Dwight Powell
I know the deal about single game plus-minus, but I can’t help be excited by this unit. It was Luka Doncic and guys who play hard, move without the ball, and then Hardaway who can bomb away from all over the floor. There’s a lot of standing in the Dallas offense and sometimes that’s by design, so it’s always fun to see guys just moving without the ball.
Numbers from the Mavericks best lineup tonight of Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Green, Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell:— Josh Bowe (@Boweman55) May 5, 2021
12 minutes, 38 points, 14-of-20 FGs, 7-of-11 3PT FGs, four steals, three blocks.
This lineup outscored the Heat by 18 points.
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