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3 encouraging takeaways from Dallas Mavericks win over Portland Trail Blazers

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Trail Blazers: 2. Dinwiddie stays hot

Spencer Dinwiddie was the lone bright spot during the Mavs' back-to-back losses on the road on Wednesday and Thursday, and he stayed hot against Portland. He had 20 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter to help Dallas secure the win.

The 6’5 guard finished with a season-high seven rebounds, plus six assists and one block in 33 minutes of action against the Trail Blazers. He made seven of his 11 field goals, including six 3-pointers in Saturday night’s win. Dinwiddie is on fire right now, and he will look to stay hot during this five-game homestand.

The Mavs need a ball-handler and shot-maker to take the pressure off of Luka Doncic. There has been plenty of talk about the roster around number 77 already, and Dinwiddie is the lone ball-handler that can keep the offense afloat when Doncic needs a breather. They need him scoring 20 a night and dishing out six dimes. Dinwiddie is capable, but can he do it consistently?

His recent hot streak proves that he can. The Dallas Mavericks need Spencer Dinwiddie to stay locked in and producing if they want to finish in the top four in the Western Conference. Will they do it? Stay tuned to find out.