NBA: Shorthanded Mavericks shock Jazz after trade

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Josh Green #8 of the Dallas Mavericks jumps into Lauri Markkanen #23 of the Utah Jazz during the second half of the game at Vivint Arena on February 6, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USERS: The User explicitly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, the User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Alex Goodlett/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP)

Hours after Dallas traded for Kyrie Irving, Josh Green and Jaden Hardy each scored a career-high 29 points as the short-handled Mavericks clinched a 124-111 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday in Salt Lake City.

Dallas put on a surprisingly strong performance despite the absence of star Luka Doncic, who was sidelined with a heel injury, and played without many players as the deal officially took place. at the beginning of the day.

Hoping to be rivals again, the Mavericks dealt Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, 2029 first-round picks, and two second-round picks for the Brooklyn Nets to Irving, an eight-time All champion. -Star and Markieff Morris.

Ahead of Monday’s game, Dallas coach Jason Kidd said the Mavericks plan to invite Irving and Morris to join them on their current five-game trip in time for Wednesday’s game against Los Angeles. Clippers. However, it is uncertain whether Doncic is fit enough to compete.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 17 points and Dwight Powell scored a total of 12 points and 16 rebounds for Dallas, whose six-player doubles hit their third win in four games.

Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points, Lauri Markkanen scored 19 and Mike Conley added 10 points and 11 assists, but the listless Jazz fell for the second straight game at home despite being fit.

Rookie Walker Kessler had 13 points and nine rebounds for Utah, taking a 15-point lead.

Utah opened the final round strong, edging past Dallas 9-3 to reclaim a two-point lead over the Conley barrel with 9:11 left.

But Dallas responded with 13 of the next 17 points, including an 8-0 scoreline, to return to the top.

Kessler sent Utah into the fourth round with a three-point play, but Hardaway followed with a jump, Powell made two free throws and Reggie Bullock scored the final points in the 6-0 half to put Dallas 111-101 ahead. with the remaining 3:39 ratio.

The Jazz took a 15-point lead at the end of the first quarter after taking a 10-0 lead.

Hardy hit three 3-pointers in a 14-point streak for the Mavericks in the first and second half, taking Utah’s lead 37-36.

After Dallas caught up with Utah, Clarkson gave the Jazz a 62-60 advantage at halftime by taking two free throws with 3.1 seconds left in the second half.

The Mavericks took a nine-point lead in the third inning with an 8-0 scoreline before the Jazz took the lead in the fourth round to advance to the fourth inning.


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