The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-115 on Tuesday night behind a 22-point triple-double from superstar Luka Doncic. It was an improbable win for the Mavs as they won Monday night in Dallas before traveling to Denver for the second of a back-to-back set. It seemed like a schedule loss, but the Mavs had other ideas.
Dallas continued their recent hot shooting, and they got contributions from all nine players that entered the game on Dec. 6. They had five players in double-figures with Dorian Finney-Smith nailing five key 3-pointers to finish with 19 points in what hopefully helps break him out of a shooting slump to begin this season.
What can fans take away from the Mavs win over the Nuggets in Denver on Tuesday night? Here are the three biggest things.
Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Nuggets: 3. Shooting
The Mavs had two straight blowout wins coming into Tuesday’s game in Denver because of hot 3-point shooting. It was a rough start from long-range for Dallas, and fans know they rely heavily on outside shots. The Mavericks are heating up, and they kept it going in the Mile High City on the second night of a back-to-back.
Dallas shot 50.0 percent from the field on Tuesday night, and they made 17 of their 36 3-point attempts. The Mavs needed that hot shooting to defeat Denver. Luka Doncic nailed four 3-pointers, Finney-Smith had five, and Tim Hardaway Jr. drilled six. Those three players made their shots, and it propelled Dallas to a win over one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
The Dallas Mavericks can defeat any team in the league, but they must shoot it well from outside. They have in their last three games, and it has resulted in a three-game winning streak.