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Matthews, Dirk Come Up Big in Win vs. Timberwolves

Matthews, Dirk Come Up Big in Win vs. Timberwolves

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At this point in the season, it seems as though a good majority of Mavs fans don’t really care about how Dallas plays anymore. Yeah, winning is a pretty good feeling, but so is getting a young player who oozes potential and talent. It felt good to get this win as not only is it our second in a row, but the Mavs were able to get a little revenge on a team that beat the snot out of them just last week, and has been doing pretty well as of late. Mavs were able to slow down Towns and Wiggins offensively, helping them pull off the nice win at home, 98-87.

 

Player Stats

Wesley Matthews: 19 pts, 7 rebs, 1 assist, 4-8 from 3

Dirk: 17 pts, 6 rebs, 2 assists, 3-4 from 3

JJ: 15 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assists, 5-5 from the field

Harrison Barnes: 13 pts, 3 rebs, 1 stl

 

A bit of an unusual game this season, as for the first time since December 7th against the Kings. Harrison Barnes scored less than 15 points. We’ve become accustomed to this man putting up nice scoring numbers on good percentages, but tonight’s game was a bit of a struggle for him as he was being guarded by the notorious KAT. Speaking of KAT, they were able to hold him to 18 points on 8-17 shooting, which is a huge step when Dirk Nowitzki is your starting center. Countless double teams really put Towns in a tough spot, but it opened up some room for Gorgui Dieng to put in work on us, as he bullied us from the paint, and from mid range, putting up a strong 21 points. However, defense played strong in every other aspect of this game. The amount of hustle from our bench players gave us enough of an energy boost to pull off a nice win.

 

Quotes:

Dirk after recording 3 blocks, “Those kids better learn.”-Per Earl K. Sneed

“Everyone had energy, you could feel it in the crowd, we haven’t felt that in a long time.”-Wesley Matthews

 

Up Next:

 Mavs take on the Chicago Bulls (Jan. 17, 7:00 PM CST in Chicago)

 

 

 

 

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