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Atlanta Hawks (0-0)


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vs. Mem
W 100-88
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vs. Dal
L 94-108
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Atl 62 - 57 Dal
3rd Qtr 9:35
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Urgent Mavs open vs. Hawks

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks head into a new season determined to play with a new sense of urgency. Not an urgency as in making a playoff push, which figures to be an uphill battle in the stacked Western Conference, but urgency with the ball.

The Mavericks were one of the more deliberate teams in the NBA offensively last year, finishing 29th out of the 30 teams in possessions per game. In other words, they played slow.

That promises to change with the keys to the offense now in the hands of rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. The first-round pick from North Carolina State, touted by owner Mark Cuban as the fastest player in the league, plays in a gear that should pressure the opposition.

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Leaders
Defense (Rank)
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Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Atlanta 0 0 - --
Miami 0 0 - --
Orlando 0 0 - --
Washington 0 0 - --
Charlotte 0 1 .000 0.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/17/2017 Isaiah Taylor Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2017 Kay Felder Waived
10/16/2017 Richard Jefferson Waived
10/16/2017 Tyler Cavanaugh Waived
10/16/2017 Quinn Cook Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/11/2017 Miles Plumlee Strained right quad
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