We are all spoiled with Luka Doncic.
We are all spoiled with Luka Doncic.
After winning their previous two game by a combined 90 points, the Dallas Mavericks traveled down south to take on the rival Houston Rockets in a big-time matchup of two of the League’s top talents in Luka Doncic and James Harden.
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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”
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”
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.
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.
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.
There is only one team in the NBA who stands undefeated on the road, the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks hosted a short handed 1-7 New York Knicks team at the American Airlines Center and let themselves be pushed around by a less talented squad all night. On a night when Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis played exceptional for a majority of the night, the Mavs extras were not able to provide much at in front of the home crowd.