(CTN News) – The time had come for the Dallas youngsters to shine as Kyrie Irving hadn’t arrived yet, and Luka Doncic was not in the lineup.
A shorthanded Mavericks team led by Josh Green and Jaden Hardy each scored 29 points, and the shorthanded Mavericks stunned the Utah Jazz 124-111 on Monday night following the completion of a trade for Kyrie Irving against the Jazz.
Green commented, “Luka (and Irving) will have their amazing nights, but to be a championship team, we have to be able to step up as well, Dallas and if we want to be a championship team, it must be all of us.”
As a result of the deal, the Mavericks acquired the eight-time All-Star and Markieff Morris from the Brooklyn Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round pick in 2029, and two future second-round picks in the next two years.
In order to undergo physicals, Irving and Morris arrived in Dallas on Monday and were not available for the game on Tuesday.
In spite of this, their reconstituted team rallied behind Green, who has an average of 8.4 points per game. Hardy has an average of 5.6 points per game.
I believe that we believed we could win this Dallas game even before the game even started,” Hardy said. There seemed to be a lack of seriousness on the part of the Jazz when it came to the game.
It was late before the game, and they came out to warm up in a nonchalant manner.”
There was no question that the Mavericks outscored the Jazz by an astonishing 39 points with Green on the court. This was their first game in eight tries without Doncic, Dallas their leading scorer with 33.4 points a game when he wasn’t on the court.
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It was reported that Jarred Vanderbilt, the subject of persistent trade rumors, missed his second game due to back spasms.
In the fourth quarter, Mike Conley, who had a game-high 11 assists, turned his ankle, but he was able to continue to play after a timeout was taken. As a result, Utant 6 of 31 from 3-point range, but had a 62-42 edge in the paint as well.