The Dallas Mavericks skimmed through the Memphis Grizzlies in a 125-110 win last night. In a team effort, the Mavs shot an unreal 45.7 percent from behind the arc.
Two of the newest Mavericks, Grant Williams and Derrick Jones Jr., played a phenomenal game on both sides of the floor in a clutch win.
For the first time since the 2004-05 the Mavs have started off the regular season with a 3-0 record.
Here are three studs and two duds from the road win.
Honorable mention: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Tim Hardaway Jr. can occasionally be one of the most frustrating players to watch on the Mavs roster, but as of lately he has been on pure fire.
Hardaway Jr. put on a masterclass while making a case for becoming a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. In his 29 minutes of play, Hardaway Jr. dropped 21 points, five rebounds, and shot 3-7 from the 3-point line.
Not only did Hardaway Jr. excel on the offensive side of the floor, but he also took a key charge that kept the Grizzlies' deficit at nine points early in the 4th quarter.
If the Mavs can rely on Hardaway Jr. consistently to hit big time shots and be a solid defender then there will be many problems for opposing teams.
5. Stud - Grant Williams
In the Mavericks' win, Grant Williams was nothing but great.
Less than four minutes into the first quarter, Williams hit three 3-pointers to give the Mavs an early lead.
Williams in a very efficient performance against the Grizzlies dropped 15 points, three rebounds, two assists, and shot 4-8 from behind the 3-point line. His great defensive efforts were one of the reasons that the Mavs got this big win.
Williams has been shown on television multiple times proving he has become one of the key vocal leaders for this team, which is something that the Mavs had struggled with having in the past.
Throughout his three games with the Mavericks, Williams is now averaging 12.3 points and five rebounds per game, while shooting a sparky 45 percent from the 3-point line. The trade from the summer for Williams is looking great for Dallas, and Williams' performances have been key to winning.
Expect Williams to have a big role in the Mavs' game on Wednesday facing the Chicago Bulls, and he could have to guard Zach Lavine or DeMar DeRozan.