The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers. They won 114-110 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, Sunday 1 December 2019 local time. The victory also confirms one thing: Mavericks can compete at the top level.
At least that’s how Luka Doncic said. The Mavericks mainstay guard believes that the Mavericks can compete with the top NBA clubs. Lakers is one of them.
“A big win,” Doncic said about the experience of beating the Lakers, per Ryan Ward, ClutchPoints.com . “It means a lot to us because it also shows that we can face the big teams. We want to continue to look like that. “
Aside from Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis is equally confident. Defeating the Lakers has grown their confidence. They want others to be convinced.
“The results prove that we are indeed able to beat the top level team. Like that. And it will be like that, “Porzingis said.
Mavericks itself is currently ranked fourth while the Western Region. They pocketed a 13-6 record. The Houston Rockets have the same record underneath.
Furthermore, the Mavericks must face the New Orleans Pelicans. The two teams will meet the day after tomorrow. The match took place at the Smoothie Kings Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
After that, the Mavericks will meet the Minnesota Timberwolves – then Pelicans once more – until the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons later. Among the four clubs, no one is currently occupying the top flight. The highest is Timberwolves ranked seventh while the Western Region.
Mavericks will only meet top clubs when entertaining the Miami Heat in the second week of December. Incidentally the Heat tops the third place in the Eastern Region. They appear hot lately.
The match against the Miami team will take place at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, Saturday 14 December local time. Doncic and Porzingis could prove his words once more when they arrived. They have about two weeks to prepare it. However, before that, both of them had to pass through club clubs.