Mavericks beat? One step forward, two steps back
The end of the match against Washington at home turned into a nightmare for Dallas. Believing the Wizards have become the bane of the Texans since the trade between the two teams last season. So far, Washington has won every faceoff since the arrival of Kristaps Porzingis, who did not show up to meet his former audience last night.
Ex-DC precisely, Spencer Dinwiddie but he could have been the hero of the evening with a 3-pointer that set his nation on the right path less than two minutes from the end.
Aching last lost balloon
But the rest fell into a series of mistakes between perpetual defensive blunders, a preventable foul and a missed free throw. Luka Doncicthen finally the Slovenian lost a ball in the last moments.
“I lost the ball. That’s all. I was upset because I missed the free throw. Then I lost the ball. This is for me”He acknowledged the leader of the Mavericks who did not spare himself with 41 points and 15 rebounds. “We can’t win anymore. That’s all. We missed a few games.
The string of mistakes racked up by Jason Kidd’s men is a sign of a team that isn’t going well. Again, we can point to defensive relief, as Dallas has allowed at least 110 points in its last eight losses. We’ll also remember this last fumble by Delon Wright and Kyle Kuzman on Luka Doncic.
If Luka Doncic caught himself in two, the option to give the winning shot was known. He’s already allowed Dallas to win under similar circumstances, as he did in Brooklyn late last season. Except this time, Washington played it perfectly.
“We knew they were going to double up.” lamented coach Jason Kidd. “We left space on the side so Spencer Dinwiddie could shoot. We just couldn’t pass. Wizards should be congratulated. We knew we had the upper hand in the duel. We just couldn’t pass to Spencer. They played well.”
Maybe Jason Kidd is also guilty of choosing a short rotation: only 8 players are used. By drawing the same ones over and over again, fatigue can be aggravated by the lack of clarity in the final seconds.
A general warning?
Dallas is 6th with a very small positive balance (25v-24d), we are not far from general warning. Still losing against his former team, Spencer Dinwiddie was particularly bad, and he doesn’t seem to understand that his team is a priori averse to inferior, even diminished formations. A way to fight his former team …
“We shouldn’t have problems in such a game. They have two max players (Kristapes Porzingis and Bradley Beal) and one of them is injured. We must be able to stop them so that our 126 points are enough. he declared. “We just have to be better. For a team that has real ambition, is an MVP candidate, and made it to the conference finals last year, we have to be better. We needed one more stop, but we needed 15 more stops.”
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|Dorian Finney Smith||34||31.7||40.2||34.4||69.0||1.5||2.6||4.1||1.2||0.9||0.9||0.5||1.9||8.4|
|Mckinley Wright Iv||14||9.6||41.7||16.7||62.5||0.3||0.9||1.1||1.4||0.6||0.5||0.2||1.1||1.9|