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Friday, May 3, 2013
Title Mavs tracker: Bummer for Corey Brewer

By Tim MacMahon

The Mavericks aren’t in the playoffs for the first time since 2000, so we have to find something to fill the time this spring. Might as well keep up with the players from the Mavs’ title team who are scattered throughout the postseason. We’ll have daily updates as long as Mavs championship alums are still alive in the playoffs.

Corey Brewer: The man who will always be remembered in Dallas for being the surprising spark of the Game 1 comeback against the Lakers had a miserable postseason in a much larger role for the Nuggets.

Brewer went 1-for-8 during his two-point performance in the Nuggets’ series-ending Game 6 loss to the Warriors, dropping his field goal percentage to 30.9 for this postseason.

The Nuggets needed Brewer, who averaged 12.1 points per game off the bench this season, to carry more of the offensive burden after starting small forward Danilo Gallinari’s season-ending knee injury. But Brewer slumped during the playoffs and tried to shoot his way out of it to no avail. He averaged 10.8 points in the series, but he was 21-of-68 from the floor and 9-of-36 from 3-point range.

Golden State star Stephen Curry is the only player to attempt more 3-pointers than Brewer this postseason.