The Dallas Mavericks are playing better than anyone expected this season. They have 13 wins in their first 19 games. That includes victories over the Lakers, Rockets, and Nuggets on their home floors.
It is not just the wins, though. Luka Doncic has taken a superstar leap that has him in the thick of the MVP race to begin his second season. He is leading the best offense in the NBA. The Mavs sit third in net rating. They are an elite offensive team that holds their own on the defensive end.