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Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from first win of season over LA Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from Mavs first win of the season over LA Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks dropped their first two games of the 2020-2021 season. Kristaps Porzingis is still recovering from offseason knee surgery, and the schedule makers did them no favors. Luka Doncic and the Mavs started with three road games against top teams in the Western Conference. The trio concluded on Sunday afternoon when they faced the Clippers in Los Angeles.

The Mavs were focused on defense and rebounding coming in. They gave up 138 points and lost 35 to zero in second-chance ones on Christmas Day against the Lakers. The Mavericks know they cannot win playing that way.

They caught a break with Kawhi Leonard being out on Sunday, and Dallas took advantage for their first win of the season in dominating fashion. Let us look at some takeaways from that contest.

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5 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks win over LA Clippers

The Mavs were upset about their performance on Christmas Day and came out firing on Sunday. They had 36 points in the first quarter thanks to some incredible playmaking by Luka Doncic. Dallas did not stop there. They pushed the lead to 50 after two quarters. No, that is not a misprint. The Mavericks were making everything and getting stops to have the largest halftime lead in NBA history.

Dallas dominated the Clippers in the playoff rematch on Dec. 27. Yes, Kawhi was out, but the Mavs did not Porzingis. There was still plenty to learn from Sunday’s game. Here are five takeaways.

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