The Mavericks' summer squad lost for first the time in three games in Las Vegas, going down to the Hawks, 67-61. Considering Dominique Jones scored 32 points in the opener and the team averaged 86.5 points in the first two games, this one was an offensive stinker.
Jones got off to a 3-of-12 start from the floor and finished 5-of-16 for 12 points. He had five assists and five rebounds, but also five turnovers.
Rookie forward Jae Crowder continued his strong play at both ends of the floor with 20 points, eight rebounds -- four on the offensive end -- four steals and a blocked shot with just one turnover in 34 minutes. Rookie center Bernard James finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the summer.
No one else finished with more than seven points. Mavs first-round pick Jared Cunningham still has yet to suit up due to a hamstring injury sustained during pre-draft workouts.
The Mavs have two more games on the summer slate. Their next one starts at 9:30 p.m. Friday against No. 10 pick Austin Rivers and the Hornets, a game that will be shown on NBA TV. No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis is not playing for New Orleans in Vegas. His agenda includes playing with the U.S. Olympic team.
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