Another all-around performance but yet the losses continue to pile up for the Dallas Mavericks.
They have now lost five of their last six matchups, in which four of them came on the road.
Last night, Luka Doncic was the only player that had more than 14 points but they receive good contributions from the bench.
Even with the loss, there was still some good to dissect from this game.
Here are a few takeaways from the 120-114 loss to the Washington Wizards.
Maxi Kleber was very active
Last night was the first game Maxi Kleber returned from his left oblique strain and he was very active.
He finished with 13 points and six rebounds and was one of the few bright spots for Dallas.
Trey Burke also contributed with 14 points as he stepped up in the absence of Jalen Brunson (ankle injury).
The bench stepped up to the plate and did their best to keep the team competitive throughout the game.
Dallas will need to be consistent in this area as the season goes along if they want to turn things around.
Luka did all what he could
It would have been nice for Dallas to pull off a win after such a great start in the first half.
Doncic had a fantastic night, but he did not receive much help from the other starters.
Between Tim Hardaway Jr, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dorian Finney-Smith, the three combined for 31 points on 11-29 shooting.
That will not get it done if they want to get back on track with winning games.
Too many times, Luka has been the only starter with dominant performances while others were pedestrian.
Some still will say Doncic needs to find a way to win games consistently in the 4th quarter, but he can only do so much.
33 points and 10 assists should be enough to get a win, but not much assistance from others.
Hardaway Jr has been inconsistent shooting the ball all year and this was the first time Porzingis did not have at least 20 points in the past eight games.
Jason Kidd and company will need to figure out a strategic plan on how put players in the best positions on the floor.
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