Rookie guard Jaden Hardy has been one of the few bright spots for the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of the season, and he continued his upward trajectory in a 127-104 blowout win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

The Dallas Mavericks haven't experienced a joyous second half of the season by any means, as they're clawing just for a chance to secure a play-in tournament spot with just six games remaining – an achievement that would be far below their preseason expectations.

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