Dallas Mavericks: 3 Takeaways from loss vs. New York Knicks

By Arsal Hussain
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The Dallas Mavericks fell to the New York Knicks 118-106 on Nov. 2. The Smoking Cuban recaps the game including some positive and negatives.

The Dallas Mavericks had only one thing to note from Friday’s loss against the New York Knicks. It was that they performed terribly. As a team, they shot 49.4 percent which is not as bad. However, from behind the arc, they attempted 29 3-pointers and only managed to make eleven.

What really stood out was, as a team, the Mavericks turned over the ball 18 times. For a team that had such a low amount of turnovers last year, this is pathetic. It seems like every other possession led to a bad pass, and another New York point off of turnovers.

The Knicks fared well. Not including the second quarter and beginning of the third, they led the whole game. There were only four occurrences where the game was tied and fans even saw the Mavericks down by 17 points.

Tim Hardaway Jr. just would not stop. In 33 minutes of action, he managed to get 18 points and shot 41 percent from the field. He seemed to get the best of Wesley Matthews and Dennis Smith Jr. on pull up shots.

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Two-way contract player Allonzo Trier also stood out. An undrafted rookie, Trier managed to get 23 points in 24 minutes of action while shooting 80 percent from the field. It seemed like the 22-year old of out Arizona just could not be stopped, as he sped through Mavericks defenders to drive to the open lane.

As for the Dallas Mavericks, here are positives and negatives from the Nov. 2 game.