Halftime: Mavs up 59-50 on the Pistons in their 2nd preseason game.

KP - 10pts, 6reb, team-high +15 in 12 min. Luka - 12pts, 6reb, 3ast in 16 min

Both shooting 4/11 from the field. Luka left some points out there, going just 4/8 from the FT line.

KP looked unstoppable early, starting 3/3. Went 1/8 the rest of the half. Overall looks really, really good though.

Other thoughts: Luka’s floater looks refined. THJ was a microwave scorer off the bench in the 2nd (his best role). Brunson looks as good as ever. Calm, collected and smart. Seth Curry doesn’t miss corner 3s (50% from the corner for his career).

Whew... what’d I miss.

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Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher

Editor

I loved the p-and-r w Luka and KP where Luka fakes the pass, deceives the defender by passing to himself through his legs. Needless? Nah; it froze the defender. Also, it was badass.

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StepBackJay
StepBackJay

It was badass. Luka is so good he can do globetrotter stuff

Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher

Editor

Now let's get to 41+!

Dahlsim
Dahlsim

KP came out looking like a machine! Now we know that he is human, a human machine. His body type, more slender build than Dirk makes him seem a little more like 7'3" small forward than a power forward.
The NBA is so physical (i.e. lots of uncalled fouls) that it looks like the Mavs could use a player or 2 to act in the enforcer role.

Dahlsim
Dahlsim

Like to see them run something to get the ball to Boban if they are going to have him in the game in those situations, score tight,need a bucket.

HoosierDaddyKid
HoosierDaddyKid

Pistons have the lead now, 103-96. Rose looks to have his swag back.

Dahlsim
Dahlsim

Yeah Rose does look pretty, pretty good.

HoosierDaddyKid
HoosierDaddyKid

Don't know about you guys, but I'm not feeling this site.

Dalton Trigg
Dalton Trigg

Editor

Absolutely. Don’t understand the people saying it was a pointless move. You can go back and watch the video here and see the defender hesitate for just a split second, which is all it took for Luka to get off the floater cleanly. Now if only Luka can refine his FTs the same way he’s refined that floater.

Dahlsim
Dahlsim

Yeah, the post Dirk era of Mavs basketball is in good hands.

Dahlsim
Dahlsim

Favors would have been nice but Mavs apparently like what they have in Dwight Powell there so they have money down on that bet. Be nice to see how Powell, KP, Luka rotation performs.