Three stats to know from the Mavericks’ loss to the Celtics, 119-110

The Dallas Mavericks lost to the Boston Celtics in Dallas Monday night, falling 119-110. Luka Doncic had another triple double, but it wasn’t enough against the best team in the NBA. Dallas has now lost two straightened. 

Boston controlled the game from the second quarter on, but the Mavericks never let the game get totally out of control. A double-digit second half lead was whittled down to seven with five minutes left, but the Mavericks couldn’t get over the hump.

Here are a few stats that stood out as the Mavericks failed to prove their worth against tougher competition yet again.

Entering tonight’s game, the Mavericks were averaging 15.2 three-pointers made per game. In wins, they are averaging 17.0 three-pointers made, while they were averaging just 12.6 in their losses. After tonight’s game, the Mavericks are 4-14 when they make 14 threes or fewer (and they are 20-5 when they make 15 threes or more). While the Celtics only made one more three-pointer than the Mavericks tonight, the Mavericks (as currently constructed) appear to be incapable of winning unless they outproduce their opponent from long-range.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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