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”
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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.
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.
The Mavericks squeaked out a nail biter of a game last night, after another slow start. Luckily for the Mavs, neither team was able to get into much of a rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. The only difference being that the Magic were able to turn some of their defense into effective scoring opportunities, in what would turn into a common theme throughout the game, the Magic ended up with a total of 14 steals and 10 blocks that they were able to turn into 22 fast break points. Continue reading “About Last Night – Mavs vs Magic – Game 7”
This is your weekly Dallas Mavericks recap, current standings, and look into the week ahead. I will break down each game of the week, provide highlights, stats, funny/interesting game moments. I will also track the Mavericks path to the 2020 NBA Playoffs by providing current Western Conference and Southwest Division standings. Finally we will look ahead at the coming slate of games to see what is in store for MFFL’s this week.
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.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis came to town last night to duel with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis at the AAC. It was a great game, particularly the fourth quarter, its just too bad the refs missed it.