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Mavs hoping to bounce back from loss to Phoenix with a win in their home opener

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DALLAS – The regular season opener for the Dallas Mavericks is forever ingrained in the history books, and they definitely learned a thing or two during Wednesday’s 121-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

And most of the lessons learned came at the defensive end of the floor, where the Mavs were less than stellar when they allowed 37 points in the first quarter and an additional 38 points in the fourth quarter. It became a major point of emphasis for the Mavs, who allowed too many wide open shots down in the Valley of the Suns.

“We’ve got to communicate better and […]

The five takeaways from the season-opening 121-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns

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Here are my 5 takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks’ 121-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena:

1. MAVS NEED TO PLAY DEFENSE FOR 48 MINUTES: This was an odd defensive performance by the Mavs, and the film will bore that out. In the second and third quarters, the Mavs played some terrific lock-down defense, holding the Suns to a total of 46 points. That includes limiting Phoenix to just 19 points in the second quarter on 7-of-22 shooting. But in the first and fourth quarters which coach Rick Carlisle described as “disastrous,” the […]

The Fast Break: Mavs at Suns

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Final: Suns 121, Mavs 100

  • There are many lessons to be learned from the first game of any NBA season, and particularly this one, when the Mavericks have two new starters, including a 19-year-old rookie, and are also without their two-time leading scorer. Luka Doncic is a few months younger today than Dennis Smith Jr. was when he debuted last season; together they are two of the top-three youngest players to ever play for the Mavericks, and they’re now the two main ball-handlers on the same team. They have plenty to figure out individually and as a playmaking duo. There will […]
  • As he walks down memory lane, Phoenix Suns coach predicting big things from Luka Doncic

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    PHOENIX — Prior to Wednesday’s regular season opener against the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns rookie coach Igor Kokoskov took time to heap some praise on Mavs rookie Luka Doncic.

    After all, Doncic and Kokoskov go way back. Kokoskov was the coach of the Slovenian national team that won the EuroBasket 2017 last year – the same national team which Doncic starred on.

    So, before Doncic was preparing to make his NBA debut against the Suns, Kokoskov sent out some pleasant greetings.

    “I’m happy for Luka,” Kokoskov said. “We had a pretty good time working together, so when it comes to Luka it’s very […]

    Tipoff Luncheon Recap

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    Tipoff Luncheon Recap

    2018-19 Dalals Mavericks Tipoff Luncheon Recap

    DALLAS – With a slew of youngsters, high-profile veterans and a legend in the mix, enthusiasm was at an all-time high Thursday, as the Dallas Mavericks hosted the annual Tipoff Luncheon at the American Airlines Center. The event was hosted by Morgan Stanley and gives some of the team’s most loyal fans a chance to interact and hear from coaches, players and front office staff.

    This year’s Dallas Mavericks Tipoff Luncheon raised over $100,000 for the […]