The Mavericks entered United Center in Chicago, Illinois Wednesday night to take on the Bulls. A team who shared the same record as the Mavericks at 7-3 but the buzz around both teams could not be more contrasting. The Bulls added several new faces in the off-season, including four-time NBA All-star DeMar DeRozan as well as Lonzo Ball. The Mavericks started the first quarter slow … Continue reading Mavs Fail To Keep Up With New Look Bulls
What a great way to start out the second half of the 2018-2019 NBA season. Coming into this game with a record of 19-22 through the first 41 games of the season, the Mavs are not where they want to be, tied for 13th in the West. Luka Dončić and company have shown promise of being a playoff team over their first 41 games, proving that they can compete with the best in the league, but turnovers and inconsistency have led to the sub .500 record.
There are several reasons why getting a win in Denver last night would have been a big deal. The Lakers, Clippers, and Grizzlies had all lost so the Western Conference rankings were ready to climb The Mavericks had lost 2 very winnable games against the Suns & Kings This would be the 2nd time this season that the Mavericks would beat a #1 seed team … Continue reading About Last Night…Dallas at Denver
One of my more favorite Rick Carlisle-isms is, “Stay ready”. It’s something that he has preached to each of his Mavericks teams over the past decade. It comes up most often on the nights when a bench player, who hasn’t been seen too much of late, is thrown into 30+ minute situations out of the blue. It was a situation like last night. Jalen Brunson has shown that he can step up when needed. He has shown that stays ready.
There were plenty of storylines converging heading into Sunday night’s game versus the Clippers in Dallas. The Clippers were the number 1 team in the Western Conference. Deandre Jordan was was set to play against his old team for the first time as a Maverick Two of the best 6th men in the league would be on the same court. The Mavericks injury report looked … Continue reading About last night…Mavericks-Clippers Recap
5 Takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks 103-114 loss to LeBron and the Lakers in Los Angeles Friday night. This year the Lakers have earned a reputation of starting games hot out of the gate. I’m sure this is the reason that the Mavericks (who have a tendency to start slow) tried to throw a lot of energy on the court at the beginning of this … Continue reading 5 Takeaways from last night’s loss to the Lakers