Dallas 119, Washington 100

In a game that the Mavericks desperately needed to get back on track, they finally held on to their lead to beat the Wizards for the 16th time in their last 17 meetings.

Behind five 3-pointers from Wesley Matthews, the steady scoring of Luka Doncic, and the incredible, all-around performance from Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas outlasted the Wizards at home on the first night of a back-to-back.

Stat of the Game: The Mavs made 26 of their 27 free throws on the night.

Mavs Box: Luka Doncic led the way with 23 points while Wesley Matthews followed right behind with 22 points. Harrison Barnes recorded his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Dennis Smith Jr. finished with 19 points and seven assists.

Out: Dirk Nowitzki

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Dallas 102 Utah 117

After beating the Wizards in Dallas on Tuesday night, the Mavericks flew immediately to Utah for the second game of a back-to-back with the Jazz on Wednesday night. Behind Donovan Mitchell’s 23 points and a total of 48 bench points, the Jazz never let the Mavs get a grip on the game.

Stat of the Game: The Jazz scored 31 points off 25 turnovers from the Mavs.

Mavs Box: It was Luka Doncic leading the way scoring again with 24 points while DeAndre Jordan added another double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Jalen Brunson played some big minutes off the bench and finished with 11 points in 15 minutes of play.

Out: Dirk Nowitzki

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Oklahoma City 96 Dallas 111

Without Russell Westbrook due to injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into Dallas winners of seven straight games. This night, the Westbrook absence was more than they could overcome. It was the debut of the Mavericks new City Edition jerseys and the Mavs didn’t disappoint for the fans.

The Mavs bench once again proved their importance as J.J. Barea, Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell all recorded a plus/minus of +17 or above.

Stat of the Game: Dallas held Oklahoma City to 39 percent shooting from the field.

Mavs Box: J.J. Barea was the player of the game as the Mavs legend scored 21 points off the bench in 21 minutes of play. Luka Doncic led the team in scoring again by recording 22 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. Finney-Smith and Barnes finished with 11 points each.

Out: Dirk Nowitzki

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Play of the Week

In a much-needed win to get the team back on track, Dennis Smith Jr. used the final minute of the game to put the last nail in the coffin.

Player of the Week

Luka Doncic

His second week in a row taking home the player of the week award, Luka Doncic continues to put the Mavericks on his back and his name in the rookie record books.

During the first game of the week, Doncic led the Mavs in scoring with 23 points and seven rebounds. After the Wizards win, Doncic joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to total 198 points, 65 rebounds, and 44 assists through his first 10 games.

Even though the Mavericks lost their second game of a back-to-back in Utah, Doncic still led the team in scoring with 24 points.

In the third game of the week vs. Oklahoma City, Doncic once again led the team in scoring with 22 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. After the win over the Thunder, Doncic is averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game through his first 12 career games. The only rookies in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game for a full season are Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, Sidney Wicks and Larry Bird, according to Mavs PR.

Quote of the Week

“He walks like a 30-year-old pro. Super smart. Super great passer. Super great decision-maker off a pick-and-roll. He has been fun to watch. I didn’t know he was as good as a shooter as he is. It feels like every 3 is going in.” -Dirk Nowitzki on Luka Doncic

In the second quarter of the game vs. Oklahoma City on Saturday night, Dirk Nowitzki joined the Fox Sports Southwest crew for a handful of minutes. While he talked about his injury recovery and the team, he also took time to talk about Luka Doncic’s early impressions in Dallas. This was just a small tidbit of his comments on Doncic.

Moment of the Week

In the second year of the Nike City Edition jerseys, the Dallas Mavericks unveiled their 2018-19 City jerseys in style. On Thursday night, the Mavs hosted an exclusive launch party in Deep Ellum where numerous musicians took the stage. As the surprise headliner of the night, Big Sean took the stage for an epic performance in the new city edition Mavericks jersey.

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Dirk Nowitzki Q&A with Marc Stein

“Dirk: It’s hard not being out there. It’s what I love. It’s what I’ve always done. Throughout my entire career, I always tried to play all 82, no matter if I’m sick or I rolled my ankle or whatever. I was only able to pull it off a couple of times in my career, but it was a pride thing. So for me, any time I had to sit out, it never feels right. And it’s the same now, especially because it’s been a rough start for us. You’re in a suit and you’re not as involved as you want to be. Hopefully once I’m over this tendon thing then I won’t look back again for the rest of the season.”

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This Week: 2-1

Overall: 4-8

Looking Forward

11/12 Dallas @ Chicago

The Mavs travel to Chicago to play a red hot Zach LaVine. This would be the Mavs third win out of their last four games if they can pull out the victory.

11/14 Utah @ Dallas

Playing the Jazz for the third time this season already, Dallas hopes to right the ship this time around with the Jazz.

11/17 Golden State @ Dallas

The first time this season that the defending champs come to town and the first time Luka Doncic gets to face off against Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors.

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