Tim Hardaway Jr. ties team mark with 10 3s as Mavericks beat Heat
Tim Hardaway Jr. matched the franchise record with a career-high 10 3-pointers as part of a 36-point effort to help the Dallas Mavericks rally for a 127-113 victory over the host Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
Luka Doncic registered 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as the Mavericks (37-28) won for the seventh time in the past nine games. Dallas shares the fifth-best record in the Western Conference with the slumping Los Angeles Lakers and owns the tiebreaker.
Jalen Brunson scored 19 points, Jason Richardson added 17 and Dorian Finney-Smith had 12 for the Mavericks, who trailed by 11 in the opening minutes before later exploding to outscore the Heat 68-38 over the middle two quarters.
Goran Dragic and Duncan Robinson tallied 19 points for Miami (35-31), which was without five-time All-Star Jimmy Butler (illness).
Trevor Ariza scored 16 of his 18 points in the first quarter for the Heat, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Kendrick Nunn and Gabe Vincent scored 14 points apiece and Bam Adebayo had 11 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for Miami.
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Dallas big man Kristaps Porzingis (knee) sat out for the sixth time in the past seven games.
Hardaway matched his career high of nine 3-pointers by knocking one down to make it 112-89 with 7:39 left.
Just 38 seconds later, Hardaway drilled No. 10 to match the team mark shared by George McCloud (Dec. 16, 1995) and Wesley Matthews (Dec. 6, 2015).
Hardaway, who finished 10 of 18, missed three opportunities to set a new standard before exiting with 1:43 left.
The Mavericks shot 52.9 percent from the field, including 22 of 48 from 3-point range.
The Heat shot 46.4 percent from the field and were 18 of 41 from behind the arc.
Miami trailed 71-67 five-plus minutes into the third quarter before Hardaway went on a game-changing run.
Hardaway made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points during a 20-5 surge that gave Dallas a 91-72 lead with 2:57 left.
Overall, Hardaway scored 18 points during a stanza that concluded with the Mavericks up 98-77.
The Dallas lead topped out at 26 points.
Miami was 8 of 9 from 3-point range in the opening period — Ariza was 4 of 5 — while taking a 39-30 lead. Ariza scored 11 points in the first 2:17 as the Heat ran out to a 14-3 advantage.
Dallas moved ahead for good with a quarter-ending 13-2 spurt to hold a 63-54 lead at the break.
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