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Rapid Fire: Hawks Soar Past Mavericks, Lose Williams To Hip Contusion


Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on from the bench in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 1, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.


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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