Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons. Luka Dončic made history once again

Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons. Stop me if you have heard this one before. Luka Dončic made history once again.
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Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons.

Stop me if you have heard this one before. Luka Dončic made history once again. Yeah we have said that a lot this year. In fact we have said this eight times to be exact. The Dallas Mavericks Luka Dončic made history vs the Detroit Pistons in Mexico City.

Red Hot Dallas Mavericks

The red hot Dallas Mavericks headed south of the border to Mexico City to play the Detroit Pistons. In the last ten games the Dallas Mavericks are eight and two. Currently they hold the third spot in the West. After unexpectedly losing to the Kings on Sunday, the Mavericks really needed to get back to their winning ways. Here’s how they accomplished this goal.

Keys of the Game

The Dallas Mavericks won 122-111 against the Detroit Pistons. Their shooting was one aspect of the game that helped seal the victory for Dallas. Furthermore this Dallas offense shredded and lit up the Motown Defense. What I loved about the Dallas Mavericks offense is that they shared the Ball with one another, they had 25 assists. Also they won this game with defense, cleaning the glass, second chance points, and fast break points.


Mavericks were red hot last night from the field. Their field goal percentage was 51 percent for the game. In addition the Mavericks shot 36 percent from behind the arch. Then there was the great play by Luka Dončic, Seth Curry, and Kristaps Porzingis. The big three tallied 91 points out of the 122.

The Big three get it done. Luka Dončic made history once again.

Luka Dončic had one hell of a game.

Dončic dropped 41 points last night as well as grabbing 12 boards and 11 dimes. More impressive is the fact he shot 58 percent from the field. He was ridiculous from three as well as he shot 46 percent from the three point line. This makes the eighth triple double of the season. Also he is the first player to ever record a triple double in Mexico city. Along with that he is on a pretty historic list.

This kid can do everything but Luka Dončic had help tonight.

Seth Curry

Seth Curry has enjoyed coming back to Dallas this summer. Tonight Seth Curry dropped 30 points going 11 for 15 which is 73 percent from the field. In addition he went six for nine from three at a 66 percent clip. Furthermore he grabbed seven boards and four assists. Along with his offensive game Curry also got it done on the Defensive end. Curry also recorded two steals capping off an all around great game

Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis got it done on both ends of the court last night. Porzingis scored 20 points on eight for eighteen shooting 44 percent from the field.

The big guy also grabbed eight boards and the Dallas Mavericks are very successful when Porzingis is active on the glass and making hustle plays. He also got it done on the Defensive end inviting the Pistons to a block party. He got three blocks tonight.

Hitting the Glass and second chance points

The Dallas Mavericks really tested the Detroit Pistons on the glass where Dallas won the rebounding battle 52 to 34. They were a plus 18 in that stat. The Mavericks cleaning the glass resulted in 18 second chance points.

Defense turning into offense

The Dallas Mavericks were out working the Pistons all night. Defensively the Mavericks affected the Pistons shots. Mavs had 5 blocks tonight. Kristaps Porzingis was responsible for three of those. In addition the Mavericks picked the Pistons pocket four times. More importantly the Dallas Mavericks grabbed 41 defensive rebounds leading to 16 fast break points.

In conclusion the Dallas Mavericks got the victory in Mexico city last night because of several key components. First key component for the victory was shooting 51 percent from the field and 36 percent from three. Luka, Seth, and Kristaps dropping 91 points which accounted for 74 percent of the Offense. Second key was the rebounding and second chance points. The Mavericks grabbed 11 offensive rebounds for 18 second chance points last night. Last key was the defense. The defense last night was spectacular as Dallas had four steals and five blocks. They were also very active on the Defensive glass. The Mavericks grabbed 41 Defensive boards which led to 16 fast break points. Overall this was a very enjoyable game to watch


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