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Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from home win over Hawks

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Jalen Brunson Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks appear to be turning a corner. It started with the game against the Hawks on Feb. 3. Superstar Luka Doncic scored 27 points as the team snapped a six-game losing streak. The Mavs lost their next game but reeled off two straight wins heading into Wednesday’s second meeting against Atlanta.

ESPN had the Feb. 10 game, so the national television audience witnessed the battle. It is the start of three straight and four of five on ESPN. The Mavericks need to continue their hot streak, and there is no better time than with an additional audience.

It took a fourth-quarter comeback, but the Mavs topped the Hawks on Wednesday evening. Here is a closer look at the game including what fans can take away from Dallas’ third consecutive victory.

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5 takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks home win over the Atlanta Hawks

Kristaps Porzingis played just 19 minutes on Feb. 10. He had one of his best games against the Hawks in the first meeting, but the Unicorn was slowed by foul trouble this time. KP was taken out early in each of the final three quarters. He finished with 15 points and four rebounds, but it was a disappointing night for Porzingis. The 7’3 big man only had five fouls, but never returned because the Mavs were red hot late in the game.

The foul trouble is nothing to worry about moving forward. What can fans learn from Wednesday’s win? Here are five takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks home victory over the Hawks.

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