The Dallas Mavericks proved the can win, even when Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis struggle after an impressive road victory over the Denver Nuggets.
The Dallas Mavericks produced a stellar win on Oct. 29. For the first time since the Reagan administration, they had nine different players end the game scoring in double figures. So many different players contributed to an awesome early-season victory over the Nuggets in Denver.
Dorian Finney-Smith had one of his best games as a Maverick. It featured a big sequence in the second half that included back-to-back 3-pointers and a basket-shaking dunk.
Coach Rick Carlisle has so many different angles that he can attack opposing defenses through. Seth Curry‘s shooting had been sorely missed during his time in Portland. The depth in the frontcourt is providing huge dividends. So many different combinations are available to Carlisle, who can roll out offensive and defensive sets in ways he hasn’t been able to since 2014.
Carlisle had a bit of a difficult time back then. So many things plagued that team, mainly Rajon Rondo‘s implosion. The 2019-2020 squad is far more cohesive and together, but Carlisle’s players have a defensive mindset that they haven’t had in recent years. Kristaps Porzingis and Delon Wright have changed the starting unit considerably on the defensive end.
The Mavs also have not even evaluated what they may have in Boban Marjanovic, J.J. Barea, and have seldom used Courtney Lee. They have so much depth in the frontcourt that the Mavs could essentially go with a big and small lineup at the same time, as Porzingis can run the floor remarkably well for somebody his size.
Four games in, the Mavericks look amazing. But there is plenty more to prove as the early portions of the year progress. Carlisle’s team is winning on talent alone even through growing pains. It’s going to be a fun season for Dallas Mavericks fans.