The Mavericks have gone 18-15 at home. Dallas is eighth in the Western Conference shooting 36.2% from deep, led by Maxi Kleber shooting 41.5% from 3-point range. The Cavaliers have gone 9-24 away from home.
The Cleveland Cavaliers apparently went the extra mile to accommodate point guard Collin Sexton during his first season in the NBA. The Athletic's Jason Lloyd wrote Thursday that members of the Cavaliers staff "were ordered to continue playing him" and "continually praise him" when Sexton struggled on the court as a rookie. Cleveland was forced to reset following LeBron James' departure in 2018.
None of those things have come true. Not even close. What the Love story should be now is a future Hall of Fame player that’s likely to have his jersey hung in the rafters has helped the franchise emerge from dark days, and done so as a leader, the proverbial adult in the room filled with youngsters.