Duke basketball: Seth Curry provides spark off bench to help even series

Former Duke basketball sharpshooter Seth Curry provided a spark off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks as they evened the series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

It has been an eventful two games in the First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers as a potential turning point awaits in Game Three.

The storyline in Game One was the ejection of Kristaps Porzingis for picking up two technical fouls, which resulted in an ejection and flipped the entire momentum of the game from Dallas to Los Angeles as the Clippers went on to take a 1-0 series lead.

However, once Game Two rolled around, the Mavericks seized control once again, but after star Luka Doncic got into foul trouble, head coach Rick Carlisle was forced to go deep into his bench. And Seth Curry answered the call.

The former Blue Devil posted 15 points in 26 minutes off the bench on 6-of-9 shooting, 1-of-3 from 3-point range, and making both of his free throw attempts.

Curry also recorded three rebounds and three assists and was a game-high +30 in +/- rating as the Mavericks were able to hold on for a 127-114 victory on Wednesday evening to even things up at one game apiece.

Seth Curry logged the most minutes out of any player on the Dallas bench, but the group combined to provide the team with 47 points in the win.

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In his second stint with the Mavericks, Curry shot 49.5 percent from the field in the regular season and 45.2 percent from 3-point territory, which resulted in averaging 12.4 points per game, just off his career-high, which was set back in the 2016-17 season at 12.8 points per game, also with the Mavericks.

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The potential pivotal Game Three between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angles Clippers is set for Friday, August 21 at 9:00pm EST inside the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, and the game can be seen on TNT.

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