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The Mavericks new lineup against the Heat was fun and chaotic

The Mavericks started the game very poorly, Tuesday night against the Miami Heat. That’s not really breaking news, it’s been something of a running trend for the team and Tuesday night was no different. Dallas was down 14-3 in the opening minutes and 39-30 when the quarter ended.

For the season, the Mavericks have a minus-1.8 net rating for the first quarter, which is not ideal for a team with greater ambitions than just making the playoffs. You’ve likely seen the stat repeated 100 times by now, but it truly is amazing — the Mavericks are 22-0 when leading after the first quarter.