Dallas Mavericks: 4 players who impressed in preseason win over Sixers

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The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in China on Oct. 8.  Here are four Mavs players who stood out in that contest.

The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up their trip to China on Oct. 8.  The Mavericks played overseas as part of NBA Global Games.  They faced the Philadelphia 76ers for the second time in four days.  Monday morning’s game took place in Shenzhen.  The Mavs dropped the first meeting 120-114 on Oct. 5 in Shanghai.

Dallas was once again without three key rotation fixtures.  Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki missed the contest with injuries, and DeAndre Jordan did not make the trip to China for personal reasons.

The Mavericks had a hot start for the second straight game.  Luka Doncic got going from deep which propelled Dallas to a 30-29 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Sixers did not stop competing, though.  They had a strong 32 point second quarter led by Joel Embiid to grab a four-point halftime lead.

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The Mavs pushed it back to even at the end of the third quarter and ultimately grabbed the back-and-forth game 115-112 on Oct. 8.

Embiid and Robert Covington both played fantastic for Philadelphia.  The Process had 29 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals on the game.  Covington had 18 points with six steals and was a standout on the defensive end of the floor.

The Dallas Mavericks pulled off an impressive win, though.  Dallas won the battle of the starters in Shenzhen, and the end of bench players ultimately pulled out the victory.  Here are four players who stood out on Monday morning.