Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from scrimmage win over Sixers

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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic

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Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from scrimmage win against the Sixers

The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up their scrimmage slate from Orlando on July 28 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Luka Doncic led the way for Dallas. It was a fantastic tune-up as both teams will be in the playoffs with hopes of making deep postseason runs.

The Sixers were without Joel Embiid on Tuesday. They held him out to make sure he was healthy for their seeding games. That allowed five-time All-Star Al Horford to start against the Mavs. Ben Simmons also did not play in the second half for Philadelphia.

Kristaps Porzingis returned after missing Dallas’ last scrimmage. More on the Unicorn’s performance later in the article. Trey Burke also played in his first game of the restart. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was still out for Dallas as he works on his conditioning.

Read: Why the Mavs are the most underrated team in Orlando

The Sixers started slow but stormed back to grab the lead in the third quarter. It was a back and forth affair from there on out. Ultimately, the game headed to overtime where the Mavericks won the battle of the benches to grab the 118-115 win from the Walt Disney World bubble. There was plenty to learn from Tuesday’s game too.

5 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks scrimmage versus Sixers

A lot went down in the scrimmage on July 28. Luka Doncic was the Mavs leading scorer with 23 points. KP had a double-double in his return to the court. Dallas struggled with their 3-point shooting in the final scrimmage.

Here are the five biggest takeaways for Dallas Mavericks fans from the game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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