Charlotte – 19 hours after a defeat in Washington the Dallas Mavericks played without their star players Luka Dončić and Kristaps Porzingis, but thanks to a strong defense they beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-100. Seth Curry, who played in his hometown, led the Mavs off the bench, and scored 26 points.

The Mavericks are 32-21 with two games left before the All Star break.

Dončić missed the sixth game in a row due to an ankle injury and could return to the floor on Monday when the Mavs will host the Utah Jazz.