Wright Where He Belongs

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The Mavs are 16-6, 2nd in the Western Conference, 1st in the Southwestern Division, and have 4th best record in the NBA. Luka Doncic has been MVP caliber good, but I still think there is a lot of credit to go around for one of the hottest teams in the NBA. While Delon Wright has lost his starting job and is 8th on the team in minutes per game, his impact on both ends of the floor is a big reason why the Mavs are off to such a strong start to the 2019-2020 Season. Continue reading “Wright Where He Belongs”

Who Did it Better: MVP Dirk or 2nd Year Luka

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Luka Doncic is off to a historic start to the 2019-2020 Season. You constantly hear his name brought up with legends of the game such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. While those guys are all great, I like to talk about Dirk Nowitzki. To get a historical context for Luka Doncic’s MVP caliber play, let’s compare his performance this year to the only MVP in Dallas Mavericks franchise history, Dirk Nowitzki.

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Is Dwight Powell Good or Bad for the Mavericks?

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As the Mavericks have been on a hot streak the last few games everyone has become enamored with the recent play of Tim Hardaway, Jr., and rightfully so. THJ is scorching hot from the field and he has helped an already good offense take another leap. Now all of the Mavs criticism has shifted to Dwight Powell and his slow start to the 2019-2020 Season. To get a better idea if this well earned criticism or just misplaced negativity, let’s do a deep dive into Dwight Powell and his role on the Dallas Mavericks. Continue reading “Is Dwight Powell Good or Bad for the Mavericks?”

Luka and Porzingis All-Star Tracker

Dallas is crazy about their Mavericks this year, and for good reason. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are two fundamental building blocks that can take the franchise to unforeseen heights. These two guys elevate this team and this city on a nightly basis and it would be an honor to have them represent Dallas in the 2020 All-Star game in Chicago on February 16th. Continue reading “Luka and Porzingis All-Star Tracker”

About Last Night: Doncic Makes History vs. Depleted Warriors

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It’s starting to get redundant to say that Luka Doncic had a historic night but guess what? Luka Doncic had a historic night last night. Luka Doncic destroyed a depleted Golden State roster throwing down yet another triple double, his seventh in 14 games, with 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in only 25 minutes en route to a 142-94 win. Continue reading “About Last Night: Doncic Makes History vs. Depleted Warriors”

About Last Night – Mavs vs Spurs – Game 13

When it comes to NBA rivalries, it doesn’t get much better than the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs. It’s one of those rivalries where no team can ever be counted completely out of the game. Two of the most successful franchises over the past two decades, separated by nothing more than a few miles down a single highway, it was inevitable that there would be a close finish in this one. As it would happen, two stars, Luka Doncic and DeMar DeRozan, would battle it out until the end. But it was again the supporting cast for the Mavericks – a refreshingly common theme this year – that would make the difference. Continue reading “About Last Night – Mavs vs Spurs – Game 13”

Mavs vs Raptors Game Recap

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On Saturday night the Dallas Mavericks hosted the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors at the American Airlines Center. The Mavs were attempting to bounce back from a disappointing week, losing 3 of the last 4 games including two losses to the lowly New York Knicks.

Last year the American Airlines center was a fortress for the Mavs, 24 of their 33 wins were at home in the 2018-2019 season. Coming into this game Dallas was 2-3 at home this season. Granted, 2 of those losses (Blazers, Lakers) I feel like the Mavs got robbed, but the record is what it is. Hopefully this 4 game home stand can right the ship and re-establish home court advantage for the Mavericks.

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About Last Night – Mavs at Knicks – Game 11

As an NBA franchise, you don’t want to lose to the Knicks. The Mavs already lost to the Knicks once, representing half of NY’s wins in a young eleven game season. Losing again would mean a season sweep to one of the worst teams in the league over the past decade plus. As it would come to play out, though, the Dallas Mavericks would be humbled on Thursday night. It wasn’t that it was a must win game in the sense that the season depended on it. With so many back stories and such high emotion, it played out more like a rivalry game than any typical “higher ranked team needs to beat the lower ranked team” type game. While a loss is definitely frustrating for all the reasons mentioned before, plus some, There are some things to think about regarding last night that should make them better later this season.

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Kemba’s 8 Three’s Buries Mavs

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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