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Old 04-28-2021, 04:33 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by mac222b View Post
Nice that the Luka and the starters got to rest the 4th quarter. Good to see Burke getting more burn though he wasn’t great in this one. Having another capable ball handler really helps the offense and Burke can catch fire and teams have to at least respect him from 3.
I disagree

He wasn't great offensively had a few shots that didn't fall

But defensively Burke was outstanding and that seems to have gotten lost in that win yesterday.

Trey Burke, lockdown defender
The insertion of Burke into the starting line up raised a few eyebrows at Mavs Moneyball HQ, but considering he looked like an NBA player against the Kings, it seemed worth a shot. When we consider how rough Tim Hardaway Jr. had been as a starter (12-of-43 from the field over three games), what could it hurt?

Burke answered the call by being as close to a Curry stopper as the Mavericks have had. He was aided by Mavericks basically playing a “Box-and-one”, allowing Burke to do his best in just trying to stick with Curry, who is probably the best relocation shooter in the history of the NBA. And he did a great job which caused the entire Warriors offense to sputter for nearly 10 minutes of a NBA game. He hounded Steph and the Warriors for four steals and a block and finished with one of the more fun and strange stat lines you’ll see in an NBA game.
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