The first quarter was not the most aesthetically pleasing brand of basketball by either team. Kevin Durant started the game 0 for 3 and got burned by Luka Doncic on defense. Josh Richardson rewarded Rick Carlisle’s sometimes stubborn faith in him with some early energy. He had three first quarter steals and a couple of early buckets. Tim Hardaway continued his recent play on the offensive end and help bail the mavericks out of some ugly possessions.