Mavs’ Tim Hardaway Jr. nearly duplicates his dad’s terrible record
Tim Hardaway Jr. is as streaky of a shooter as they come. The 28-year swingman for the Dallas Mavericks has been on a tear as part of the Mavs’ starting unit so far this season, putting up career-best numbers in field goal percentage and 3-point percentage. However, as all streaky shooters do, Hardaway fell back to earth in a hard way on Monday as he went scoreless after putting up 12 shots in 27 minutes of play against the Toronto Raptors.
Apparently, the young Hardaway almost made history with his goose egg. According to ESPN Stats & Info, THJ’s 0-of-12 evening almost tied his father for most misses without a make. As it stands, Tim Hardaway Sr. currently holds that record with his 0-of-17 shooting night for the Golden State Warriors back in 1991.
Nonetheless, he did end up making it to Mavs history for the worst single-game performance.
Tim Hardaway Jr. went 0-for-12 from the floor tonight, the worst single-game performance in Mavericks history.
His father holds the NBA record for the most misses without a make, going 0-for-17 with the Warriors in 1991. pic.twitter.com/8cdYg1yTeS
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 19, 2021
To make matters even worse, the Mavs are now on a three-game slump after a strong four-game win streak. They now hold a 6-7 record and find themselves in the bottom half of the Western Conference.
It’s no question that Dallas needs Tim Hardaway Jr. to shoot better if they want to make it back to the playoffs this season. With Seth Curry gone and Kristaps Porzingis still slowly working on being 100 percent, all eyes are on THJ to be as lights out as possible to help spread the floor for Luka Doncic and the rest of the Mavs. He’ll definitely want to forget about Monday’s game.
Prior to his poor shooting night, the California-native has actually been shooting well. He’s been averaging 46.5 percent from the field while knocking down 3.8 threes per game this season. He hasalready had two games this 2020-21 where he knocked down eight 3-pointers each, which both resulted in Ws for the Mavs.
Shoot your shot, Tim Jr.