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Dallas: imminent return for Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. now replacing

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The Mavericks have yet to find their cruising speed: before their last game, they had conceded 120 points on average over their four losses, and only 84 in their two wins. Rick Carlisle decided to act by putting Willie Cauley-Stein and Maxi Kleber in the five, in place of Tim Hardaway Jr and Dwight Powell.

“We can’t have such a big difference between wins and losses” souligne Dorian Finney-Smith. “Having this 35-point differential tells a story” complete Rick Carlisle. “It’s essential to understand that we have to defend first, and that will help our attack. “

Result: a victory against Houston with a good “WCS” at 15 points and 7 rebounds, and a Tim Hardaway Jr. at 30 points off the bench, his best total of the season. He hadn’t been a kick-off substitute since November 2019, but he’s going to have to get used to it. “I have a lot of love for Tim, the hard worker he is. He’s dedicated to the team, he wants to win, he really wants to make Dallas his home. I think he’s ready to do anything for the team. And I think that’s what he’ll tell you. “

Kristaps Porzingis will return next week

Principal’s response: “It’s the decision of the coach. You have to be pro, and I have been saying this since day one. I’m here to help the team no matter how. The coach called someone else, I was pro, I stayed involved, I had an impact during the game. My teammates told me to stay aggressive. “

This adjustment is not easy to digest, however: he repeated last year that he preferred to be a holder and he is in the last year of his contract, at almost 29 years old, in full force of age. But it’s mainly a matter of balance, with playing time that won’t budge, especially in the last quarter – he played the last 12 minutes against Houston, with 13 points in the game. And then anyway, nothing is final.

“Do I imagine him starting again this season? Yes. But I don’t know where or when. And if it doesn’t start, it will quickly come into play ” reassures the coach. “Tim is an NBA holder. Whether he starts the game or comes in after five minutes, he’s proven he can handle it. And we will need everyone to manage the changes in the rotation. “ Because a certain Kristaps Porzingis should soon be back. “We are not talking about several weeks. We’re talking about next week, a week and a half »Rick Carlisle.

Tirs Rebounds
Players MJ Min Tirs 3pts LF Off Def Until Pd Bp Int Ct Fte Pts
Luka Doncic 6 32.3 44.2 19.5 80.4 0.8 8.2 9.0 7.2 3.7 0.5 0.3 1.7 25.8
Tim Hardaway Jr. 7 29.7 45.2 40.7 61.1 0.1 3.9 4.0 2.0 1.1 0.9 0.1 1.6 17.0
Josh Richardson 7 31.2 42.5 32.6 93.3 1.3 1.9 3.1 1.7 1.3 0.7 0.3 3.7 13.7
Jalen Brunson 7 19.1 50.0 31.6 88.9 0.0 2.6 2.6 3.6 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.9 11.7
Dorian Finney-smith 7 28.3 41.5 28.6 85.7 1.1 3.4 4.6 0.9 0.6 1.1 0.4 2.9 8.6
Maxi Kleber 7 22.7 48.3 46.2 92.9 0.9 4.4 5.3 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.6 2.3 7.6
Trey Burke 7 17.8 36.2 34.8 88.9 0.0 1.4 1.4 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.7 7.1
Willie Cauley-stein 7 13.5 62.5 0.0 60.0 1.4 2.4 3.9 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.4 2.9 5.6
Dwight Powell 7 20.9 47.6 33.3 68.4 1.1 2.7 3.9 1.3 1.0 1.4 0.4 2.9 4.9
Boban Marjanovic 4 7.0 64.3 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.0 3.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.5 4.5
James Johnson 7 15.7 31.0 27.3 55.6 0.6 2.9 3.4 2.1 0.9 1.4 0.3 1.9 3.7
Wesley Iwundu 4 5.1 60.0 33.3 50.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 3.5
Josh Green 5 6.0 50.0 0.0 100.0 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2
Tyrell Terry 4 3.6 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.5
Nate Hinton 1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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