Dallas Mavericks: 3 takeaways from the win over the Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Mavericks returned home and picked up a crucial win over the Denver Nuggets on March 11. Here are three takeaways from that game.

The Dallas Mavericks were looking to get back in the win column on Wednesday night. It was the second of a back-to-back set for the Mavs. They lost to the Spurs in San Antonio on Tuesday. That was the team’s second straight loss.

The Mavericks have been dealing with the injury bug lately too. They had three normal starters on the sidelines against the Nuggets. Kristaps Porzingis was out as he continues to manage his knee injury. It was the fifth consecutive second of a back-to-back missed by The Unicorn. Seth Curry (ankle) and Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) also did not play for Dallas.

That goes without mentioning the absences of Jalen Brunson and Dwight Powell.

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Wednesday’s contest was a seesaw affair, but the Mavericks stepped up and took control in the fourth quarter. They held the Nuggets to just 12 points in the final period to pick up the 113-97 victory. The win plus the announcement that the NBA was suspending the season after the March 11 games had the American Airlines Center buzzing.

Boban Marjanovic drew the start in place of Porzingis and was the player of the game for Dallas. He finished with 31 points and 17 rebounds. Luka Doncic chipped in 28 points as he led the Mavericks to an important victory.

Here are three takeaways for fans from the Dallas Mavericks home win over the Denver Nuggets on March 11.

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