Dallas Mavericks: 5 stats that show why Mavs should be feared in Orlando

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Why Dallas Mavericks should be feared in Orlando: 4. 3-pointers

Mavs fans know coach Rick Carlisle loves his teams to shoot 3-pointers. That trend has gone up in recent seasons. The Houston Rockets are the gold standard in this category. They have led the NBA in 3-point attempts each of the last four years. Dallas is giving them competition, though.

The Mavericks are taking 41.5 3-pointers per game this season. That would rank fourth in NBA history behind only the Rockets in 2020, 2019, and 2018. The advantage is Dallas hits them at 36.9 percent compared to Houston’s 34.8. It makes the two teams virtually even in 3-pointers made with the Rockets up by 0.1.

The Mavericks are eighth in 3-point percentage this season. That is in large part because of Luka Doncic. The 21-year-old continues to prove he is one of the best distributors in the NBA. Nearly every role player on the roster is shooting a career-high 3-point percentage this season. Doncic opens the floor and always finds the open man.

The increase in 3-pointer attempts and percentage has had a massive impact on the Mavericks offensive numbers. They are now one of the best teams in numerous statistical categories.

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