Four in a row for Dejounte Murray’s Falcons in Dallas
Closed after being traded for each other in the 2018 draft, Luka Doncic and Trae Young found in Texas for a gunpowder-smelling duel. Leader wins poster FalconsAuthor of 18 points, 12 assists and 3 steals (130-122) is his “best enemy” Mavericks (30 points, 8 assists).
very alive Dejounte Murray (30 points) confirmed itself the boss of this teamAtlantaIn the last few days, he decided to be better and better, and he was able to manage it money timeWith killer baskets from the Young/Murray duo and winning for the fourth time in a row.
for players dallas on the other hand, this loss for the 3rd time in a row puts them in doubt a little more, while they had opportunities to kill the match and/or make the difference in the second half. Without being able to use it, therefore, a defense against non-existent subscribers.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
— The collective ascension continues in Atlanta. Fourth in a row, a season high and over 50%, as well as back in the top 8 in the East. Accounting-wise, things are going well for the Falcons, and game-wise, things are even better. Finally, Atlanta players who can show they’re complete and valuable are tantalizing on offense with John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Onyeka Okongwu, Clint Capela, or AJ Griffin who glow in the dark under the impetus of the Young/Murray duo. . The defense still needs to be improved, but the resulting visual impression is good. To confirm the !
— Dallas is in trouble. Unlike the Hawks, the Mavericks are in bad shape. After winning seven in a row, they have lost six of their last eight games. Stuck with a still-non-existent defense, Jason Kidd’s men are frustrated, and even when Luka Doncic gets the offensive support to make up for his lack of scoring, it’s not enough. But the good news: Dorian Finney-Smith and Josh Green played again. But that’s just the satisfaction of the moment, as the Heat and then the Clippers arrive in Texas for the weekend…
✅ Dejounte Murray. The perfect leader of the Atlanta team (eight players with 10 or more points!), the leader of the Stars had fun all night without breaking anything (12-of-18 shooting, including 4-of-6 3-pointers, with only one possession). lost) and according to their last two games. From the first possession, he set the tone with a possession, then a basket to announce his card. Then, the ex-Spurs man took it upon himself to be the one the Hawks had to turn to when they needed to keep the score or stir things up. And then money timehe celebrated his good performance by proving himself to be “clutch” to finish Dallas.
✅ Dallas Magic Square. If Atlanta could count on a bunch of fire, the Mavericks could count on good performances from several of their players, especially four of them. Luka Doncic, of course, but also Christian Wood (22 points, 9 rebounds), Spencer Dinwiddie (20 points, 7 assists) and Reggie Bullock (18 points). They, in turn, allowed the Mavs to connect with the Hawks as they advanced before halftime. Then they let the Texans take control, but they couldn’t stop the visitors from having the final say in the arrival.
⛔ Defenses. As the score indicated (252 points in total), the attacks took place and the players were able to improve their statistics thanks to the impressive skill of both sides: 52% on shots and 38% on 3-pointers for the Mavericks; 57% shooting and 50% on 3-pointers for the Falcons! Fortunately, a few turnovers were there to taint the score a bit offensively, because other than that, everything was working very well for each team. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, but it’s not reassuring, especially for Jason Kidd and Nate McMillan’s troops, who are used to excelling in this area this season.
Dallas (24-22) : Miami reception, Friday through Saturday night (01:30).
Atlanta (23-22) : New York reception, Friday to Saturday night (01:30).