Burke tallied 13 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three steals, one rebound and one assist in 24 minutes Saturday in the Mavericks' 133-108 loss to the Rockets. Burke has found his niche as a bench scorer for the depleted Mavericks of late, hitting double digits in points in six of the last eight games. The 28-year-old has received 20-plus minutes in each of those contests, but he may have to sacrifice some playing time once all of Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber clear the NBA's health and safety protocols. All four players could be back at some point within the next week, so Burke's usefulness in 12-team leagues looks like it may have an expiration date.
Burke went for 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt), three assists, two steals and one rebound across 32 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 124-112 win over the Pacers. Over his first seven games this season, Burke cracked double-digit points just once. However, he's done it four times in his last six games, including clearing 20 points twice. He doesn't add much in terms of rebounds or assists, but Burke has shown the ability to score and chip in with some steals when his number is called.
Burke managed 17 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), three assists and two steals across 26 minutes during Monday's 116-93 loss to the Raptors. Burke has alternated between games of single digit and double-digit scoring across the last six games, but this was one of his better efforts despite the blowout loss. The 28-year-old guard is off to a good start from deep this season, as he's averaging 1.8 triples per game while shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Burke isn't starting Wednesday's game at Charlotte, Mark Followill of Fox Sports Southwest reports. It appeared the 28-year-old would receive his first start of the season Wednesday, but the Mavericks posted conflicting lineups before tipoff, with Tim Hardaway receiving the nod. Burke should still play a sizable role off the bench for the Mavs.
Burke will start Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. The 28-year-old had 29 points in 21 minutes Saturday against the Magic and will receive his first start of the season. Burke should see similar run Wednesday with the Mavericks still shorthanded to the COVID-19 protocols.
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