Doncic has third triple-double as Mavericks beat Hornets

Ross Houston
February 10, 2019

But the fact the Mavericks were playing a game against the Charlotte Hornets when Barnes found out made it a bit. well, awkward.

Kemba Walker had 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who got swept by Dallas after losing to the Mavericks by 38 points at home about a month ago.

The Dallas Mavericks are sending Harrison Barnes to the Kings, as The Athletic's Shams Charania first reported on Wednesday night, in exchange for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph, as The Athletic's Sam Amick confirmed. Trey Burke was scoreless in four minutes in his Dallas debut.

Here are a few trade ideas from me personally that I think the Mavericks could look into before the deadline on Thursday.

Dirk Nowitzki started realizing something was up when Barnes didn't replace him early in the fourth quarter as usual with the 40-year-old playing a limited role in his record 21st season with the same franchise.

"He's a better man than me, for sure", he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press.

Dallas, which swept the two-game season series from Charlotte, including a 38-point win at Charlotte on January 2, received balanced scoring with six players reaching double figures.

"Everybody else would have bounced".

Next season, the Mavericks will owe a combined $31 million to Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr, who they acquired last week in the trade that took Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas.

Randolph has averaged 16.6 points and 9.1 rebounds in 17 seasons with five teams.

After Nicolas Batum scored two of his 14 points to get Charlotte within three, Finney-Smith hit a 3-pointer for a 97-91 lead in his second career double-double. Jackson was active for Friday night's game against Milwaukee.

Other reports by iNewsToday