It wasn’t the play that lost the game, but Dennis Smith Jr.’s fifth foul in the Mavericks’ 117-108 loss to the Trail Blazers on Saturday night was an encapsulation of his up-and-down rookie season.
Smith stole the ball from Blazers guard Shabazz Napier with the Mavericks trailing by 11, chipping away at a 16-point halftime lead that they eventually cut to five. Smith’s fastbreak dunk, however, was waved off and called an offensive foul. With five fouls, Smith was forced to sit down, and by the time the Mavs were able to chip away again at the Blazers’ lead, it was too late.
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