Here’s our five takeaways from Wednesday’s 130-111 victory over Sacramento in the final game before the All-Star break, which the Mavericks reached with a 33-22 record.
Best things in life are free: Luka Doncic had taken some well-deserved grief for his free-throw shooting before suffering his ankle injury. While his season mark of 76.3 percent coming into Wednesday’s game wasn’t terrible, in the 10 games before his injury, he had shot just 63.3 percent from the stripe. That number does qualify as terrible for a point guard. So it was encouraging to see Doncic go 10-of-12 from the line against the Kings.