The Fast Break: Mavs at Hawks

Final: Hawks 112, Mavs 107

Box Score | Highlights

Behind the Box Score

Harrison Barnes has now scored at least 16 points in 10 of his last 11 games. This has unfortunately been an inconsistent season for the Mavs, but one thing you can count on is Barnes getting 18ish points and 6ish rebounds. Death and taxes.

Notebook

  • J.J. Barea put on a show in this one. The Puerto Rican recorded his third double-double of the season, finishing with 15 points and a season-high 12 assists off the bench. His most effective stretch came, not surprisingly, when playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki, Devin Harris, and Dwight Powell.

    That group has put together some incredible runs this season. You would probably never expect that group to make up four of the five spots in the best lineup in the NBA, but that’s still the case when they play with Yogi Ferrell. Much of that has to do with Barea’s ability as a floor general, pick-and-rolling teams to death until he finds a shot either he or a teammate can live with. That group plays limited minutes, though, given the players’ roles (and, for some, ages). The Mavs have to find ways to keep things humming when that group isn’t on the floor.

    What’s Next

    The Mavs (9-25) will play the Toronto Raptors (22-8) on Tuesday at American Airlines Center at 6 p.m. Central.