The Mavericks improved to 7-2 this season when Tim Hardaway Jr. goes for 15+ points, including 3-1 when he scores 20+. THJ has scored 18-or-more in all 9 of those games and has shot 54.5% (73-134 FG) from the field, 48.7% (38-78 3FG) from deep and 80% (16-20 FT) from the line.
Luka Dončić, who led the @NBA in games with 20-5-5 last season (50), now has his 10th game of the season with 20-5-5, and its only halftime. This marks his 8th career half and his 6th first half with 20-5-5. Dallas went 4-1 in his previous five such first halves.
This is also Dončić’s 6th career game going for at least 10-5-5 in the opening quarter. Since coming into the league, the rest of the @NBA has 4 such games combined: *Luka Dončić, 6 Jimmy Butler, 1 Julius Randle, 1 D’Angelo Russell, 1 Pascal Siakam, 1
Tonight marks the third career first quarter with 15+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists for Luka Dončić. Since Dončić came into the league, no other player has recorded 15-5-5 in the opening quarter.
Carlisle on the 4 players in protocol: "Some are closer than others. Next week we could see one or two guys trickle back into the mix, but it's very fluid, very uncertain."
This afternoon, @J_Rich1 donated over 40 pairs of shoes to the medical frontline workers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Since Richardson is out due to health & safety protocols, he spoke to the workers through a video reminding them that they are not forgotten for their work