The Hot Corner | Weekend Sports Rewind


Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 23 this weekend | Image by USA Today

Three Dallas area pro teams were in action over the weekend.

Here is what happened on the court, on the field, and behind the scenes this weekend.

Dallas Mavericks (34-34, second in Southwest Division, eighth in Western Conference)
Last Game: Memphis Grizzlies 112, Mavericks 108

Dallas led by as many as 11 before Memphis stormed back behind rookie David Roddy in the second half. Roddy scored 17 of his career-best 24 points in the fourth quarter, and former TCU star Desmond Bane drained a three-pointer with a minute left to help Memphis preserve the late lead. Bane led the Grizzlies with 25 points, while Tim Hardaway Jr led the Mavericks with 23.

Noteworthy: Dallas’s Luka Doncic missed the game with a left thigh strain, and Memphis guard Ja Morant was out due to a suspension. Both will miss Monday’s rematch in Dallas, and Kyrie Irving is also questionable for the Mavericks.

— Saturday’s game was the 38th Mavericks’ game this season decided by seven points or fewer. Dallas is now 23-21 in games where the score is within five points during the last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime this season.

— The Mavericks fall to .500 on the season but stay in eighth place in the Western Conference. Dallas is tied with Minnesota and leads Utah, Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Lakers, and New Orleans by one game.

Next Up: Memphis Grizzlies (40-26) at Mavericks, 6:30 p.m. CT Monday


Dallas Stars (36-17-13, first in Central Division, tied for second in Western Conference)
Last Game: Stars 4, Seattle Kraken 3 (overtime)

The Stars earned their fifth win in their last six games against the Seattle Kraken in overtime on Saturday. The Stars led 2-1 after two periods, but Seattle scored two goals in the third to take the lead. Joe Pavelski tied the game for Dallas with 1:10 left in regulation, and Miro Heiskanen scored the winner in overtime.

Noteworthy: Heiskanen’s goal was the first overtime goal for the Stars since their win over the Detroit Red Wings in December.

— Roope Hintz has now scored a goal in three consecutive games and has seven in the month of March. He is second on the team in goals this season with 32, trailing Jason Robertson’s 38. Robertson has scored just five times since the All-Star break.

Next Up: Stars at Seattle Kraken (37-22-7), 9 p.m. CT Monday


MLB — Spring Training
Texas Rangers (7-10, ninth in Cactus League)
Last Game: Seattle Mariners 11, Rangers 10

The Rangers dropped their second spring training game in their last three contests in a one-run slugfest against AL West rival Seattle. Texas led 8-2 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, but Seattle tagged Glenn Otto for six runs to tie the game and followed with three more in the seventh. Texas scored two in the top of the ninth but could not capitalize with runners in scoring position as the potential tying run was thrown out at the plate.

Noteworthy: Star free agent acquisition and new Rangers’ ace Jacob deGrom is expected to make his spring debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. The ace has been recovering from soreness in his left side that surfaced shortly after reporting to camp.

The Rangers are now 3-7 on the road this spring and 4-3 at home.

Next Up: Arizona Diamondbacks (6-10) at Rangers, 3:05 p.m. CT Monday


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