3 encouraging takeaways from Dallas Mavericks wild win over Jazz

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks got off to another slow start, but that did not stop them from defeating the Utah Jazz 103-100 on Wednesday night. It took another incredible performance from Luka Doncic where the 23-year-old made some history, and Christian Wood scoring 17 in the second half to help Dallas secure the home victory.

It was a strange and wild game on Nov. 2 at the American Airlines Center. The Jazz raced out to a 12-point lead after the first quarter before the Mavericks roared back only to fall behind by 14 again. Ultimately, Dallas found their footing in the second half as the Jazz scored just 22 in the fourth quarter to help the Mavericks earn their fourth win of the season.

What can fans take away from the Mavericks' wild win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night? Here is a look at three things.

Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks' win over Jazz: 3. Survive poor shooting

The Mavs could not find their outside shots on Wednesday night as they made just 11 of 38 from 3-point range. That was boosted by some key makes in the final quarter. Dallas struggles to win when they do not make jumpers, but they made a wise adjustment against the Jazz. Dallas attacked the paint and did it on the inside on Wednesday night by scoring 60 paint points.

Reggie Bullock nailed a key 3-pointer to help the Mavs secure the victory, but the starters were a combined six of 24 from long range against the Jazz. Dallas needs to shoot better moving forward, but it was a positive sign that they found a way to win, despite their shooting woes.