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Mavericks F Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) will play Game 5 Tuesday after being listed as questionable.
Finney-Smith has done a fantastic job locking up Paul George on the defensive end as his primary defender, so this is big news for the Mavericks. He won’t give you much on the offensive end, but he could pick up a couple steals, blocks, and boards.
Dorian Finney-Smith scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Finney-Smith also had four rebounds and one assist as the Mavericks lost to the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday.
Finney-Smith has scored in double digits for the last four games that he has played. Finney-Smith will rarely lead the Mavs in scoring, but could be a good option in daily fantasy if he can continue to score efficiently. Finney-Smith should continue to start for the Mavericks and should have some decent fantasy games moving forward, although they could be difficult to predict.
Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) has been ruled out Monday vs. Utah.
Finney-Smith will join Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis on the sidelines Monday when the Mavericks take on the Jazz. Opportunities should be a plenty for Maxi Kleber, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Seth Curry.
Dorian Finney-Smith is available against the Bucks and will have his minutes monitored, per Coach Rick Carlisle.
Smith will look to build on his recent performance against the Clippers, in which he had 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks, however, his production could be limited as his time will be closely monitored in his return.
Dorian Finney-Smith notched 16 points ((4-13 FG, 1-7 3PT, 7-9 FT), 16 rebounds, and one assist over 41 minutes of play in the Mavs overtime win Tuesday.
It was easily Finney-Smith's best performance thus far in the bubble and one of his best of the entire season. Despite the strong game, he still shouldn't be trusted in fantasy lineups moving forward.