Dallas Mavericks: Adjustments to make in Game 6 vs. LA Clippers

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /

Changes the Dallas Mavericks should make in Game 6: 2. Take advantage of double teams

The Clippers also committed to double-teaming more in game five. That should come as no surprise. Luka Doncic was fresh off a 43-point triple-double. He was averaging 31.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per on 51.8 percent from the field through four games. LA had to try to find some way to slow down the Mavericks superstar.

If the Clippers commit to double-teaming, the Mavs role players need to step up and hit the open looks. It is nothing new for Luka to be double-teamed. He is going to make the correct pass. Knocking down the open shot as Dorian Finney-Smith did here is the key.


The Mavericks struggle mightily to do this when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist enters the game. The Clippers are leaving him open. MKG is a 27.2 percent career 3-point shooter. They will take those odds. Kidd-Gilchrist needs to attack the basket on plays like this or pass the ball as the defense scrambles to guard him.


The Mavericks’ role players need to step up and knock down open shots if the Clippers decide to double team Luka Doncic. That will be a key to pulling the upset on Sunday afternoon.

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