Dallas Mavericks: Boban Marjanovic drills a three in win over the Lakers
Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic drills three in scrimmage win over Lakers
The Dallas Mavericks are back. After more than four months without basketball, they scrimmaged the Los Angeles Lakers on July 23. It was the first exhibition game for both teams. The Mavs had not been on the court since March 11 when Boban Marjanovic dropped 31 points in a victory over the Nuggets.
The 7’4 big man stood out on the court again in Thursday’s scrimmage. He came off the bench to produce 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks in 23 minutes of action. Marjanovic used his size to create havoc on both ends of the court. It was a treat to watch.
One play from Boban stood above all the others, though. Let us take a closer look at the shot.
Boban Marjanovic sinks 3-pointer as Mavericks defeat Lakers in Orlando
The Lakers’ defense decided to leave Marjanovic wide open from 3-point range in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game. The Mavericks’ big man made them pay.
Fans know Bobi has talked about expanding his shooting range. He attempted his first ten NBA 3-pointers last season. This year he upped it to 15 in 37 games. Marjanovic nailed one against the Lakers. Fans should expect him to shoot if the defense leaves Boban wide open.
It was a stellar performance that helped the Mavs pick up a 108-104 victory over Los Angeles. Marjanovic proved he creates problems for the opposition in the paint. Luka Doncic also stood out. See his best plays against the Lakers here.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was asked about Boban’s performance against the Lakers during his postgame presser. See his quote below.
"“With Dwight (Powell) being out and Willie Cauley-Stein not being here, he is very much in the mix. Look coming off what he did in the Denver game, the last game before the hiatus, 31 and 17. He showed what he can do. He is definitely a weapon for us. We are going to have to take advantage of what he does. There is going to be some unusual matchups on both sides of the ball, but we are going to have to take advantage of his size on the offensive end and find greater ways to cover him defensively.”"
Marjanovic’s playing time is something for supporters to monitor during the restart. How often will coach Carlisle turn to him to change the game? It sounds like Bobi is in for more run in Orlando.
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