Hardaway Jr. Makes 10 3’s, Mavs Roll Past Heat 127-113 – CBS Miami
MIAMI (AP) – Tim Hardaway Jr. spent many nights on the Miami Heat Court as a kid, a benefit that came with his father being a star guard for the team.
Sure, it still feels like home.
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Hardaway Jr. made 10 3-points for 36 points, Luka Doncic added 23 points, and the Dallas Mavericks moved up to fifth in the Western Conference by leading the Shorthanded Miami Heat 127-113 on Tuesday night.
Duncan Robinson and Goran Dragic each scored 19 points for Miami, which remained in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. The Heat, played without Jimmy Butler, ruled out having flu-like symptoms about two hours before the game – nothing related to the coronavirus, the team said.
Trevor Ariza scored 16 of his 18 points for Miami in the first quarter. Gabe Vincent and Kendrick Nunn each scored 14 points and Bam Adebayo finished the race with 11 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds.
Hardaway Jr. – whose father, Tim Hardaway, pulled his jersey back from the heat – tied the Mavericks record for 3 in one game and became the third player to ever make so many in a game against Miami. Doncic had 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Mavericks, Jalen Brunson scored 19 points and Josh Richardson scored 17 for Dallas.
The win was no worse than a play-in tournament place for Dallas, which would have fallen to seventh place in the west with a loss.
“We’re just going on a day-to-day basis with what we have to do to prepare for each game,” said Rick Carlisle, Mavericks coach. “The players are aware of the ranking list and all the machinations that take place there. We have to stay in the present, we have to stay process oriented, and we have to do the things that bring us success. “
Mavericks: Dallas has been in the game 12-3 since February 3rd, immediately after losing. … Kristaps Porzingis (right knee pain) was out again but on the ground to train before the game. … JR Smith (2014) and Paul George (2019) were the others to make 10 3s in a game against Miami.
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Heat: On his 29th birthday, Victor Oladipo (right knee) missed his 14th game in a row. Tyler Herro (right foot pain) suspended his sixth game in a row. … Dragic fell 2-2 in his head-to-head encounters with Doncic, his Slovenian compatriot.
Udonis Haslem has not yet played for Miami this season, his 18th with the Heat, despite coach Erik Spoelstra saying he intends to use him at some point in the last few games. “I will do it,” said Spoelstra. The Heat keeps Haslem, who appeared in four games last season, for his behind-the-scenes lead on the squad – and could do so next season if Haslem so wishes.
Maxi Kleber missed the game for Dallas because of real Achilles pain, which added to a season he missed out on with no less than five health issues, including COVID-19. The Mavs are preparing for him to miss a few more games before he returns. “It was just a lot … so let’s take a little time here,” said Carlisle.
Mavericks: hosted Brooklyn on Thursday.
Heat: Minnesota hosts on Friday.
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