Dallas Mavericks news: A visit to the Texas State Fair and more

Dallas Mavericks DeAndre Jordan Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks DeAndre Jordan Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan took a trip to the Texas State Fair on Oct. 21, and the Mavs news and links from around the web.

The Dallas Mavericks earned a hard-fought 140-136 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday evening.

The win was a total team effort.  Luka Doncic dropped 26 points with plenty of highlights along the way.  DeAndre Jordan controlled the paint with 22 points, ten rebounds, and five blocks.  Dennis Smith Jr. sank the game-winner in route to 19 points and six assists.  The Mavericks played fantastic on the offensive end and earned the victory.

Rest day

The team took Sunday off to rest ahead of a busy week.  The Mavs play four times, and still, have six games before the calendar flips to November.

Ever wonder how your favorite Mavs player spends his off days?  Well, Jordan and Smith Jr. visited the Texas State Fair on Oct. 21.  It was the final day of the fair for the year.  The Mavericks official Twitter account documented some of the events which you can see below.

DeAndre was enjoying himself too.

Luka may have been watching some basketball on his off day.  He sent a Tweet congratulating Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young on his massive 35 point performance on Sunday.  These two players will forever be linked because of the draft night trade that sent Doncic to Dallas and Young to Atlanta.  It was a cool gesture from the Mavs man, though.

Mavs news and notes from around FanSided

How much love can DeAndre Jordan get in one season? [The Smoking Cuban- Ben Zajdel]

Put that chip back on your shoulder, Dennis Smith Jr. [The Smoking Cuban- Kohl Rast]

Mavericks news and notes from around the internet

Doncic and Smith Jr. show Dallas a sign of the future  [ESPN- Tim MacMahon]

5 takeaways from Mavs win over Timberwolves [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

What Doncic showcased on a night where AAC felt like ‘the old days’  [Dallas Morning News- Brad Townsend]

Next. 5 predictions for Luka Doncic this season

That sticks a fork in another edition of the Dallas Mavericks news, and we at The Smoking Cuban thank fans for reading it with us.