Coming into Sunday's game, the Mavericks have had the best offensive rating in the league at 117.6 which is 9.3 point better than league average.
Their relative offensive rating (+9.3) is actually the best mark since the 1990 season. Here is the list of the top ten teams by this metric in the last 30 years (out of 848 teams):
"We're not going to get overexcited," Mavericks' coach Rick Carlisle said in a post-game interview. "We know we're capable. We had a complex game plan today that our players stuck with through thick and thin, and that was an important aspect of the game."
James Harden struggled from three during the game as he shot 2-15 from beyond the arc. He was still Houston's leading scorer with 32 points.
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