Dallas Mavericks: How things could change if Kristaps Porzingis is out

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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How Dallas Mavericks could change it up without Kristaps Porzingis: 2. Less is more from 3-point range

The Mavs attempted 41.3 3-pointers per game this season. That was the second-highest mark in the NBA trailing only the Houston Rockets. They finished tenth in 3-point percentage, but seventh among playoff teams.

Dallas has dropped their attempts to 37.8 per game in this series but increased its percentage to sixth-best. They shot 43 3-pointers in each of their two losses. The Mavs took 29 and 36 (only 31 during regulation) in their two wins.

Less is more from 3-point range in this series. Luka Doncic is dominating the Clippers by getting into the paint. He hit 32 of 50 from there in the series. Doncic must continue getting inside.

Key floor spacers Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber are a combined seven of 35 on threes through four games. Both men are expending significant energy on the defensive end checking Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Trey Burke and Seth Curry are both having success scoring inside against the Clippers. The Dallas Mavericks should aim for around 30 3-point tries in game five. Let Doncic, Burke, and Curry attack the basket. If they have to kick out for an open corner three, do not hesitate to shoot it. Less is more against this tough Clippers defense that is strong on the perimeter.

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