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Are the Mavericks an elite defensive team?

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Why the Dallas Mavericks improved defense is real

The Mavs are not going to hold every opponent under 100 points, and there will be struggles, but the team’s defensive improvements are here to stay. Head coach Jason Kidd has them locked in and playing together. The Mavericks are realizing that defense wins games, and they need to pile up victories if they want to get back into the top four in the Western Conference and have homecourt in a first-round playoff series.

Expect their defense to keep improving. Kristaps Porzingis is still in the health and safety protocols. The 7’3 big man is the Mavs best rim protector. If he plays aggressively with energy, teams are going to struggle to score inside.

Oddly, the Mavs offense needs work before the stretch run. They are currently 17th in offensive rating and have topped 100 points in just two of the last five games. Superstar Luka Doncic will keep the Mavericks in games, and fans know he can take over in the playoffs. Dallas needs to get back to being a top ten offensive unit and keep up the defensive gains if they want to be true title contenders.

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The Dallas Mavericks have won four straight games and are ready to make a run. Fans should buckle up because the team is about to take off, and supporters will not want to miss a second of the action.