Finney-Smith finished with 14 points (6-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, four assist and two steals during the Mavericks' 124-97 home loss to the Suns on Tuesday. Finney-Smith reached the 14-point mark Tuesday despite struggling from the floor. The former Florida Gator however concluded the regular season by scoring in double figures in each of the last four Mavericks' contests. Finney-Smith played in 21 games during his second year in the NBA with the Mavericks and averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Finney-Smith added 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt), 10 rebounds, four assists and one steal during the Mavericks' 113-106 loss at Detroit on Friday. Finney-Smith posted his first career double-double in a superb, all-around performance from the second-year player out of Florida. Friday's contest was also the 24-year-old's second straight game scoring past the 14-point mark. Finney-Smith will look to keep it going when Dallas travels to Philadelphia on Sunday.
Finney-Smith will draw the start at small forward for Wednesday's game against the Magic as a result of Harrison Barnes (rest) being ruled out, Mavericks radio play-by-play broadcaster Chuck Cooperstein reports. With the team dealing with a myriad of injuries across the board, coach Rick Carlisle has opted to start Finney-Smith and Doug McDermott at the two forward spots. In nine starts this season, Finney-Smith has averaged 4.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.6 minutes.
Finney-Smith (rest) will sit out Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers, but will return for Wednesday's tilt with the Magic, Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com reports. Finney-Smith has yet to play in a back-to-back set since returning from injury and that will be the case here yet again. He'll sit out Tuesday before returning ahead of Wednesday's contest, which should mean added minutes for Yogi Ferrell and Aaron Harrison in the backcourt.
Finney-Smith (rest) has been ruled out Tuesday against the Kings but will play in Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports. The Mavericks are opting to ease Finney-Smith back into the rotation after missing 50-plus games to start the season. Look for Doug McDermott and Maxi Kleber to see increased minutes Tuesday night with Finney-Smith sidelined. Since the 24-year-old has returned to action, he has averaged over 23 minutes per contest and should see an eerily similar workload when he returns to the rotation Wednesday night against the Lakers.
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