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Mavericks SF Harrison Barnes has been a nice acquisition since joining the team. Photo Courtesy: Dominic Ceraldi
Mavericks SF Harrison Barnes has been a nice acquisition since joining the team.
Photo Courtesy: Dominic Ceraldi
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By Alex Al-Kazzaz

On Monday, the Dallas Mavericks will be taking on the New York Knicks at home. Dallas is off to a terrible 2-6 start and the team is plagued with injuries.

On Tuesday, the team was in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. The Lakers came into that game on a three-game winning streak. Dallas would emerge victorious in that game with a score of 109-97. Dallas finished that game making 52 percent of their field goals and 44 percent of their three-point shots. Dallas was able score 20 points off the turnovers they forced.

On Wednesday, the team was in Oakland. Dallas was defeated 116-95. They finished that game making 40 percent of their field goals and 21 percent of their three-point shots. After one quarter, Dallas was trailing 34-15. At one point, Dallas trailed 67-34. The Mavericks never took the lead in this game. Dallas only scored 4 points off the turnovers they were able to force.

Harrison Barnes led the team in points scored in these two games. Barnes might as well be considered the best player on the Mavericks roster. Barnes scores an average of 22.6 points per game. So far Barnes is living up to the expectations.

By the time the Knicks are in town on Monday, they’ll be either 4-5 or 3-6 depending on whether they beat the Toronto Raptors on Saturday or not. Regardless, the Mavs need to be ready. They’ll be squaring off against the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

The key to winning for the Mavericks is to be consistent on offense and do their best to make more baskets than miss them, and to play good on the defensive side of the ball by covering well, as well as collect some rebounds and force turnovers. It’s still early in the season, so the Mavs can turn things around and become a good team again.

But in order to that, they need to play better and they need to start winning and keep winning.

Upcoming Schedule – All Times Central
11/14   @Knicks        6:30 pm
11/16   @Celtics        6:30 pm
11/18   vs Grizzlies   7:30 pm
11/19   @Magic         6:00 pm