The Dallas Mavericks got a big win on Wednesday as they took down the Houston Rockets in convincing fashion. Let’s take a look at how the Mavericks won.
The Dallas Mavericks have slowly climbed their way into second place in the Southwest Division and they scored a big victory over the Rockets on Wednesday. It was a surprising win in what has been a fairly exciting month for Mavericks fans. Let’s take a look at how the Mavericks came away with the victory.
First things first, wow, just absolute wow. Who would have ever imagined the Dallas Mavericks bench leading this team to multiple victories in a row when this season began? Sure most of us expected they would play a role, however nothing quite like this.
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The Dallas Mavericks bench put up 61 points on the Rockets. Devin Harris specifically took over the game in the fourth quarter knocking down five of six three-pointers and tacked on four assists and two blocks.
As for guys like Maxi Kleber, their role continues to be not one about hyper-productivity on the court but of awareness and basketball IQ. Kleber made a couple of big plays during this contest that really gave most fans watching some confidence in the depth of this roster.
Luka Doncic is a freak
Make no mistake about it most thought the Mavericks gave up way to much for Luka Doncic but clearly they knew something we didn’t. The guy is an absolute monster as he continues to be the most productive player in the Dallas Mavericks starting lineup.
His three-point shooting is fantastic but even more, he is a playmaker. He is a smaller Kristaps Porzingis, just far more productive offensively. He is a great ball handler and can find the open man with ease, it is just extremely enjoyable to watch him play.
If he is this good right now imagine where he will be at the end of the season.
Mavericks starting lineup is fairly mediocre
The Dallas Mavericks starting group has struggled mightily early on in games. The bench is basically a breath of fresh air that gets this team going when it needs an extra jolt. It is hard to see this group gel together on the court anytime soon.
Realistically something needs to give in terms of having both Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews on the roster. Trading one or both of them plus a draft pick for a current star would seemingly be the move that could finally crack open the full potential of this roster.
As of right now, the Mavericks starting lineup is hurting this team more than it helps (except Luka Doncic).
- Published on 11/29/2018 at 12:00 PM
- Last updated at 11/29/2018 at 07:29 AM