The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Orlando Magic 108-92 Saturday night in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. The Magic are now 8-35 and quite frankly are not very good. But the Mavericks have had a maddening tendency to either lose to bad teams or make the games entirely too close over the last couple of seasons. The Mavericks had a comfortable lead for the majority of the game before leading for 20 for the majority of the fourth quarter.
The game was strangely chippy for a contest featuring two teams with no history of bad blood and one team which is not competitive. Luka Doncic was involved in a couple of arguments. The Mavericks did a good job defensively as they continue to be a good defensive team despite Luka, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis all being back together.
Here are some thoughts.
The Mavericks have a big three
Jalen Brunson has become a very good NBA player. The Mavericks starters scored 66 points….