The Morning After
In-depth followups on important, interesting or intriguing Mavs games.
In the playoffs, "winning ugly" doesn’t matter.
Sure, it might require Luka to be amazing, but he almost always is.
The Mavericks third year guard might be their second best player this season.
Doncic has taken his defense to another level the last week or so and the Mavericks are a different, better team for it.
In the NBA, you’re only as good as your star. So when Luka Doncic started cold against the Suns, the Mavericks followed suit.
On the court, off the court — every way you slice it, the Powell injury is a gut punch.
The third quarter was a scintillating preview of what damage the Mavericks can do when their two young stars are hot at the same time.
After mixing and matching lineups all season, Dallas has settled in with rotation that feels sustainable.
Maxi Kleber shut down Pascal Siakam, but the entire team contributed to the defensive effort.
Dallas escaped with another ugly win, which is something they have to do now if they want to be a playoff team.
The Mavs prized rookie has stones, man.
The Mavericks didn’t necessarily show their blueprint to winning games in the future, but Smith showed another gear.
Dallas gets its first win of the season behind what should be an easy and simple formula.
Dallas is a different team since the new year, but the comeback might just be too insurmountable — and more notes.
Dallas had been so good for over a month and finally collapsed to the mean in violent fashion against Denver, plus more notes.
The Mavericks keep being fun thanks to their new 10-day contract sensation and other notes from the big upset.