The back court woes that plagued the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night didn’t stick around Monday night as the Dallas Mavericks invaded Phillips Arena and slammed into a “brick” wall.
Sunday night, Jeff Teague and Dennis Schröder combined for 7 of their 23 shot attempts, and Kyle Korver struggled heavily shooting 0 for 6. Monday night, they decided to flip the script defeating the Mavericks (21-29) 112-97.
Teague exploded for a season high 32 points on 12 of 15 from the floor, five rebounds, eight assists and reserve guard Dennis Schroder finished with 14 points.
Chandler Parsons recorded his second double-double of the season with 19 points and a season high 11 rebounds.
After resting Dirk Nowitzki Monday night, the Mavericks couldn’t muster up enough support to help the future Hall-Of-Famer give the Hawks (28-22) their fourth straight loss. Dallas missed 23 of its first 29 shots and it didn’t help that Deron Williams left the game early with a left hip contusion.
“I don’t know anything about a timetable or anything like that, but I’m concerned,” head coach Rick Carlisle said.
The Mavericks would get behind early and stay behind as Atlanta never trailed after Korver hit a 3 to make it 12-9 and Teague would make sure the Mavericks couldn’t build up enough momentum to put up a fight.
“He was a problem in a lot of ways,” Carlisle said.
On a positive note, Wesley Matthews hit his 1,000th-career three pointer in his 488th game becoming the second fastest active player to do so
Next Up: Dallas hosts the Miami Heat on Wednesday Feb 3. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
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