Hardaway, Burke lead short-handed Mavs past Magic 112-98

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) drives past Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)


DALLAS (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a season-high 36 points, Trey Burke did the same with 29, and Luka Doncic had another triple-double as the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 112-98. Hardaway and Burke took on expanded roles with starters Josh Richardson and Dorian Finney-Smith and backup point guard Jalen Brunson sidelined by COVID-19 protocols. Doncic had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 15 rebounds, and Aaron Gordon scored 16 a night after missing a 42-point loss in Houston with a sore left hamstring.

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