Dallas Mavericks news: Break team record in victory and more

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks set a new team record in their home-opening victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves and more injury news.

The Dallas Mavericks picked up their first win of the season on Saturday night.  It was a wild game that ended 140-136.  The Mavs got star performances from Luka Doncic and DeAndre Jordan before Dennis Smith Jr. sank the game-winner.  The win was a fantastic team effort.

Getting in the record books

The Mavericks broke a team record on Oct. 20, too.  Dwain Price sent out this Tweet describing the accomplishment.

Expect plenty more 3-pointers from Dallas this season.  They are playing at a faster pace and want to shoot more treys.

Dirk injury update

Coach Carlisle always gives updates on the injured Mavs after shooting around.  The news on Dirk Nowitzki was expected, but not what fans want to hear.  Dwain Price has the information in his Tweet below.

Barnes back Monday?

Harrison Barnes did not play in the Mavs first win, but he practiced for the second straight day.  The forward is getting close to returning, and Eddie Sefko believes that day is soon.

Getting Barnes back is going to be a significant boost to the Mavericks.  He does a ton of things on the court that go unnoticed.  Barnes should improve the Mavs troublesome defense and create problems for the opposition on the offensive end.  Hopefully, he is healthy enough to return on Monday against Chicago.

Mavs news and notes from around FanSided

Luka Doncic was must-see in Mavericks victory [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

An in-depth breakdown of the Mavs schedule [The Smoking Cuban- Kohl Rast]

Mavericks news and notes from around the internet

Mavs win a glimpse into the future [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Cuban and Carlisle say get used to the high scores [Dallas Morning News- Brad Townsend]

Coach Carlisle on how it feels without Dirk in the home opener [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Barnes and Dirk injury updates [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

5 predictions for Luka Doncic this season. Next

That is the conclusion of the Dallas Mavericks news for Oct. 21, and we hope you will check back with The Smoking Cuban in the future.