The Dallas Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets in thorough fashion Wednesday night, 104-93. Despite missing FIVE rotation players due to COVID-19 issues, the Mavericks didn’t miss a beat and won their fourth straight game, avenging an earlier loss to the Hornets. The Mavericks are now two games over .500 and really look solid. Here’s some numbers you should know following the team’s sixth victory of the year:
A four game winning streak
It’s been almost exactly a year since the Dallas Mavericks last won four straight. That winning streak, which took place from January 11th to the 17th, was the last Dallas winning streak that was of any consequence, with Dallas unable to win more than two in a row until the streak they’re currently on.
800 wins for coach Rick Carlisle
It’s year 18 for Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and this win against the Hornets served as his 800th career regular season victory. He’s an impressive 137 games over .500 for his career (663 losses, of which I’ll bet he can remember a fair amount). 519 of those regular season wins have come in his time with the Mavericks.
Fourth team held under 100 points in 10 games
The Mavericks were either third or fourth heading into the game against Charlotte and after a fairly dominating performance on the defensive end that status is likely to hold. Dallas also had 12 blocks as a team along with eight steals. Considering the shallow nature of the roster and that the Hornets really worked the Mavericks both inside the lane and out past the three point line in their earlier contest, this is extra impressive. Holding a team under 100 is hard in the modern NBA and the Mavericks have done four times in ten games.