Final: Warriors 121, Mavs 103
Behind the Box Score
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 22 points tonight, securing his 19th consecutive game scoring in double-figures. It was also his 10th game this season with at least 20 points, which moves him past Jim Jackson and Jason Kidd and into sixth place all-time for most games with 20+ points by a Mavs rookie.
Dirk Nowitzki notched his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. He also recorded five steals, which ties for the third-most in a game in his career. It’s the most he’s swiped since stealing nine in a game against the Rockets on March 7, 2004, per Basketball-Reference.
one day you will be king pic.twitter.com/OI2cKo0kXH
— Arya (@aryaahmadi) February 9, 2018
Sometimes it’s too ambitious. But hey, we know by now that Smith is extremely confident in his own abilities. Once his experience and hoops savvy catch up to his extraordinary athleticism, he’s got the chance to be a ridiculously good (and equally entertaining) player. Keep dunking.
That’s no schmuck that he’s faking out twice. That’s Draymond Green, who might be the best defender in the NBA. Dirk forever.
What will it take for Ames hoops legends (and now Mavs teammates) Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott to recreate this picture? pic.twitter.com/fBbOEJYb6I
— Bobby Karalla (@bobbykaralla) February 8, 2018
The Mavs (17-38) will play the Los Angeles Lakers (22-31) on Saturday at American Airlines Center at 7:30 p.m. Central.