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Dallas Mavericks: 3 takeaways from the loss in Chicago

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Mavericks suffered a devastating loss to the Bulls in Chicago on March 2. Here are three takeaways for supporters from that contest.

The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up a four-game road trip against the Chicago Bulls. They won two of their first three including Sunday’s victory over the Timberwolves. It was the second of a back-to-back in Chicago on Monday night.

That meant no Kristaps Porzingis for Dallas. He rested again in hopes of keeping him healthy for the stretch run. It will be interesting to see if KP plays in both halves of a back-to-back again this season. The Mavs appear to be airing on the side of caution with The Unicorn.

Seth Curry also sat out in Chicago. He was dealing with lower back soreness. Curry has been one of the hottest players in the NBA by shooting 56.1 percent from downtown over his last ten games.

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The Mavericks certainly missed their two starters on Monday night. The Bulls rode a massive third quarter advantage to a 109-107 victory in Chicago. Coby White led them in scoring with 19 points off the bench.

Tim Hardaway Jr. was the top scorer in the game. He finished with 26 points on 21 field goal attempts.

Luka Doncic was back in the lineup after missing Sunday’s game with a thumb injury. He finished with 23 points, five rebounds, and nine assists in 38 minutes of action. The 21-year-old looked healthy and was not seen favoring the thumb.

It was certainly a disappointing loss for the Dallas Mavericks. Here are three takeaways for fans from the March 2 contest.

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