’31 points in 26 minutes’ Tim Hardaway Jr. clears the Irving void

Hardaway Jr. showed off his firepower.

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Washington Wizards 130-117 in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at Capital One Arena in Washington on Saturday night.

It was a tale of two teams in opposite moods. Dallas was at the top of the Western Conference and Washington was at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. But the game was anything but close. The absence of one of Dallas’ one-two punchers, Kyrie Irving, was a factor.

But the Mavs came out firing on all cylinders. Tim Hardaway Jr. took over in Irving’s absence and led the way to a 13-point victory 토토사이트.

Harden came off the bench to score 31 points, grab four rebounds, and dished out three assists in 26:48 of action. He shot a whopping 63.6% (7-of-11) from three-point range.

Hardaway Jr. came out firing in the first quarter, as he wore down Washington’s defense with a variety of offensive skills, including accurate three-pointers, pull-up jumpers, and layups. After scoring 13 points in the first quarter, Hathaway Jr. continued his hot streak in the second quarter, hitting three three-pointers and scoring nine points.

That allowed Dallas to hold off the Wizards without much of a crisis and earn their ninth win. The win was especially sweet for the Mavs, who were coming off a 21-point loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in the in-season tournament on Dec. 15.

In a postgame interview, Hathaway Jr. said, “This is winning basketball. I think we played winning basketball in a lot of ways tonight. After getting blown out in our last game, we came back out and showed what our colors are.”

“We didn’t make excuses for the loss. We accepted the result and put up 130 points in a back-to-back away game. That’s really impressive. It proved our resilience.”

Now a 10-year veteran, Hathaway Jr. is enjoying his best start to a season yet. He’s averaged 18.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 40.2 percent shooting from three-point range, all off the bench this season. He could be in the running for Sixth Man of the Year.

Hathaway Jr.’s play has Dallas fans smiling from ear to ear.

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