The Mavericks hit the road Thursday night for the first time in 22 days.
Their ballhandling skills apparently did not make the trip with them.
A season-worst night of turnovers doomed the Mavericks as they opened a three-game trip with a major thud, dropping a 111-97 decision to the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.
The Mavericks had played eight successive games at home and won six of them. They opened this three-game trip against the top team (by record) in the Eastern Conference. And things did not go well.
The All-Star duo of Joel Embiid (23 points, nine rebounds) and Ben Simmons (15 points, seven assists) got plenty of help from former Mavericks guard Seth Curry (15 points).