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 […]
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 […]
Final: Suns 121, Mavs 100
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
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 […]