The Dallas Mavericks finished the week on a two-game winning streak as the team beat the Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers. The Mavs are now sitting at third place in the Western Conference.
Part of the team's success was the fun new look of Luka Doncic as he has been dominating over the last week. On Wednesday, the Mavs' star sported a headband as he dropped a triple-double with 40 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.
This was the first time Luka wore a headband in a regular season game. He had previously worn one in practice.
4 Dallas Mavericks who have exceeded expectations, 4 who have fallen short
His headband wasn't the only thing making waves Thursday, as sixth-man candidate Tim Hardaway Jr. also stole the show.
The Mavs' guard had 14 points and four rebounds in a 50-point blowout by Dallas.
However, the big headline this week was the injury to Kyrie Irving. The Dallas All-Star suffered a right heel contusion after teammate Dwight Powell fell on his foot. There is no timetable for his return as Irving has begun treatment.
So, with Dallas players suffering several injuries this week, it doesn't hurt to see how everyone else on the squad has been playing this season.
Here are four players that have exceeded expectations for Dallas, and four who have fell short so far this season.
8. Fallen short: Seth Curry
One player who has struggled to meet expectations is Seth Curry. The former Mav returned to Dallas for a third stint with the team. However, this time he has failed to match his past numbers.
The Mavs guard is averaging 4.6 points per game and shooting 38.5 percent from the 3-point line. This is an unusual start for Curry as the last time he shot less than 40 percent from the three was during the 2014-2015 season. That season he played in just two games.
The dilemma is: one, Dallas already has a crowded frontcourt, and two, Curry's numbers have yet to meet past expectations.
In most games, Dallas uses a rotational backcourt with Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Dante Exum. Curry is then seen as the next man up. It wouldn't be surprising if Curry finds himself on the trading block, assuming things don't go according to plan.
However, it is possible things could change in the future. In three games this month, he has averaged above 10 points per game and shot above 50 percent from behind the arc.
Could Curry be in for a second-half resurgence?