Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Thunder: 2. Hot shooting
The Mavs live and die with their 3-point shooting. They take the third-most threes per game, and their inconsistent results have been a byproduct of their outside shooting. When Dallas makes their long-range jumpers, they are difficult to defeat, but they lose when they are not falling.
The Mavericks had their jumpers locked in on Monday night at the American Airlines Center as they shot 22 of 54 from 3-point range. Tim Hardaway Jr. nailed six threes, and six players nailed multiple triples for the Mavericks on Monday night.
Reggie Bullock got going against the Thunder as he finished with 12 points and five rebounds while making three of his four 3-point attempts. The 6’6 wing was shooting just 28.7 percent from 3-point range coming into Monday’s game, so it was great to see him make a few jumpers.
The Dallas Mavericks are nearly impossible to defeat when they shoot over 40 percent from 3-point range, and they had multiple players sinking shots on Monday night. The Mavs took 54 triples, which was likely more than head coach Jason Kidd wanted, but they knocked down just enough to win on Dec. 12. Dallas will look to stay hot during this three-game homestand.