The Dallas Mavericks (6-4) lost their first road game of the 2019-20 NBA season Monday night to the Boston Celtics (8-1), 116-106.
Luka Doncic had 34 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds in another sensational performance. But it was the Celtics three-point shooting, specifically Kemba Walker’s 8-14 from beyond the arc, that ultimately did the Mavs in. Boston shot 42.9 percent on three-point attempts as a team, compared to 26.2 percent from Dallas.
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The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-111 to win their third consecutive road game to start the 2019-20 NBA season.
Ohio has the largest Slovenian population among the 50 U.S. states, and Luka Doncic put on a show for those in attendance, recording his league-leading third triple double of the young season.
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The Dallas Mavericks suffered their first loss of the season Sunday night at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers after star point guard Damian Lillard scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half, including the game winning layup.
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The Dallas Mavericks will look to use the summer of 2019 to re-sign some of their own free agents, and either chase a third star to pair with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis or surround those two with quality role players.
The 2019 off-season will feature perhaps the most competitive free agent market in league history, as almost half the players in the NBA will be free agents. This means there are more teams with an abundance of cap space than ever before. Combine that with a weak 2020 free agency class, and teams will be desperate to get the most out of their cap space this summer.
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Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Jalen Brunson filled in admirably during the absence of J.J. Barea and Dennis Smith Jr., but with the Mavericks back court healthy again, he finds himself out of Head Coach Rick Carlisle’s rotation.
Brunson started eight games in December with Smith nursing a sprained right wrist. He has since received a DNP-Coaches Decision in three of the Mavericks last four games, including the final game before Smith’s return.
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Ankle surgery has kept Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki out of action since April 2018, but the future Hall of Famer could make his long-awaited season debut as soon as Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
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After being selected with the 9th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. spent his first season in Dallas as the centerpiece of a franchise with little else to be excited about.
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