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Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from home win over Grizzlies

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Tim Hardaway Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Tim Hardaway Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are finally back in action. Severe weather forced them to postpone two games. They had not played since Feb. 14 coming into Monday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Superstar Luka Doncic was looking to continue his hot streak. He had scored 25 or more points in a franchise-record 14 straight games. The Mavericks offense was returning to an elite level with everyone healthy, but their defense has been questionable.

Dallas had one of their best team performances of the season as they topped the Grizzlies on Monday night. Four players scored in double-figures in the 102-92 victory. Here is a look at the top takeaways for fans from the team’s 14th win of the season.

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5 takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks home win over the Memphis Grizzlies

The Mavs were without Kristaps Porzingis on Feb. 22. He was ruled out before tipoff with a back injury. Coach Rick Carlisle inserted Dwight Powell into the starting five. He and Willie Cauley-Stein played the center minutes versus Memphis. Neither stood out, and the Mavericks could be facing an issue in the frontcourt after Maxi Kleber suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Keep an eye on the status of both KP and Kleber for Tuesday’s game versus the Celtics.

The Mavs needed someone to step with Porzingis out, and three players did just that. It was one of the many bright spots for Dallas on Feb. 22. Here are five takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks home win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

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