Irving totaled 31 points (12-23 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and two steals over 43 minutes during Wednesday's 123-119 victory over the Kings.

Irving was on his way to a lackluster night through three quarters before turning it on in the final period, pouring in 19 of his 31 points in the fourth to help the Mavericks keep their playoff hopes alive. Luka Doncic has suggested he won't sit out for maintenance purposes until the Mavericks are officially eliminated from contention, and assuming the same holds true for Irving, fantasy managers can probably count on both star guards playing their usual allotment of minutes Friday versus the Bulls. At 38-42, the Mavericks are currently tied with the Thunder for the 10th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but Oklahoma City holds a tiebreaker advantage and can go up by a half-game in the standings with a win over Utah on Thursday.

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