The Dallas Mavericks outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks to finish their last and final preseason game.

We all know it is early and only preseason, as Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis did not dress in tonight’s game, but the team’s play brings the excitement of what is to come for the regular season.

There is a lot to take away throughout these four games, the most important has been the play of the Mavs bench.

Role Players continue to show up

The Dallas Mavericks finished off the Milwaukee Bucks to finish their last and final preseason game.

We all know it is early and only preseason, as Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis did not dress in tonight’s game, but the team’s play brings the excitement of what is to come for the regular season.

There is a lot to take away throughout these four games. The most surprising factor has been the play of the Mavs bench.

This is the type of performance the Mavs will need from their role players if they want to get past the first round of the playoffs.

It has been over a decade since any Mavs squad advanced past the first round in the postseason, which was during their 2011 championship run.

Jason Kidd and Staff believing in their players

Jason Kidd and his staff so far have shown the ability to allow their players to play to their strengths.

Players have been able to move the ball and been put in positions to make plays.

Ball distribution is the part of the game that Kidd will work extensively with his team which was his best attribute when he was a player in the league.

In previous years under Rick Carlisle,  Kristaps and others weren’t able to play at their best due to his coaching style.

Kidd looks to be more of a player’s coach as he is willing to listen to his players. This allows players like Brunson to be the floor general when he is on the court.

If the Mavericks are able to keep up this momentum when the regular season begins, they will be a team to watch for in the West.

Coming up next?

The NBA season officially starts for the Mavs on October 21st @ 6:30 pm CST when they travel to Atlanta and take on the Hawks.

Tim Hardaway jr, Doncic, and Porzingis will be back in the starting lineup as they took the night off to be geared up for next Thursday’s matchup.

This will be a fun, exciting matchup as both teams have high-powered offenses, especially with Doncic and Young leading their respective squads.

The NBA season is here and in store for some great matchups, highlights, and championship goals for the Mavericks.

 

 

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