Denver goes for 146 points in the biggest performance by any team in the NBA so far. Following the performance from the other day, when the Rockets pulled off 90 points in the first half, the signs are clear. This is going to be one of the best and most productive NBA seasons.

“You go into every season with high hopes, but (playoffs) wasn’t what we’re focusing on,” Hornacek said. “We were trying to lay a foundation and play a base where we could grow in three years to get to be a good team. We still have a lot of work to do. There are things we need to get better at. But we’re happy with where the guys are and the steps they’ve taken. Step 1 was to just make sure we played hard every night and the guys are doing it.”

Dirk Nowitzki wants to play another season with the Mavs: “I’ll see how my body feels. I would like to be a part of every game. I’m not sure if that’s real, but that was my mindset coming into this season. I want to be on the court with the team, playing. Then I can relax and probably decide by the end of the summer what’s going to happen next year”. Owner Marc Cuban also hopes that Dirk will be available for the Mavs.