The Mavericks fell in embarrassing fashion to the Portland Trailblazers, 125-119. But if you’re here, you already know that and if you haven’t read the recap, click here to see what happened and why. It’s time to get to some of the key data points which lead to the Dallas loss.
13-5: Portland crushes Dallas on the offensive glass
The Mavericks consistently lose the rebounding battle every night. Enes Kanter single handled tied the entire Dallas offensive rebounding production by himself and in large part because he out worked the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis was one of the many Dallas bigs to underperform while rebounding; though he had eight total, he didnt record one past the 7:29 mark of the third quarter. He played twelve minutes without getting a finger on a rebound.
2-10: Dallas goes cold from deep in the fourth quarter
Dallas shot 16 of 31 from distance in the first 36 minutes before going ice cold in the fourth. The team as a whole scored just 21 points, in no small part because the three ball left the Mavericks entirely. Maxi Kleber missed two wide open looks that went in and out that really stand out as turning points in the contest.
7-11: Tim Hardaway’s hot shooting kept the game tight
The Mavericks hit 19 threes as a team but Hardaway’s seven connects from beyond the arc were the driving force in the total. Luka Doncic somehow took more threes than Hardaway with 13 attempts, but every Hardaway attempt felt good as he released it.
0-8: The Dallas record when Josh Richardson fails to score in double digits
This one felt like it might be rough for Richardson from the start who had a turnover on the first possession of the game and things really didn’t get better. He’s too important to be as bad as he was offensively and the Dallas record literally proves it.