On Thursday night, the Dallas Mavericks took on the Atlanta Hawks as the NBA preseason schedule winds its way down. The latest exhibition game in Atlanta saw the Mavs win by 14 points which most of the key contributions coming from lesser-known players from the bench. Here's the latest Mavericks vs. Hawks game recap with top performers, game stats, and a look at what's coming up next for each of these NBA teams.

NBA game recap

In tonight's game, the visiting Mavericks opened with a 31-19 first quarter and continued that trend by grabbing a 58-41 lead by halftime.

Atlanta tried to chip away at it with a 30-24 scoring performance in the third, but Dallas pulled away, outscoring the home team 27-23 in the final quarter. When all was said and done, the Mavs had a 14-point win, 108-94.

Among the Dallas Mavericks starters who stepped up tonight were point guard Yogi Ferrell and power forward Dwight Powell. Ferrell shot 5-for-9 and had 11 points to go with five assists. Powell was 4-for-7 and finished with 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Shooting guard Gian Clavell came off the bench to lead the team with a 19-point performance while also picking up five rebounds and five assists. Mea, while PJ Dozier and Maximilian Kleber each had 16 off the bench.

For the Atlanta Hawks, starter Kent Bazemore was 8-for-12 and had 20 points along with six boards and five assists. Tureen Prince had 11 points for the starters while Dennis Schroder shot a dismal 2-for-10 and ended up with just nine points. Rookie John Collins came off the bench to contribute nine points, but no other Hawks players were able to achieve double digits in scoring.

For the game, the Atlanta Hawks shot 38.8 percent overall and 33.3 percent downtown. The Mavericks had a 49.4 percent field goal rate which included making nearly 40 percent of the three-point shots they took. In terms of the rebounding battle, Dallas won that 46-39. Both of these teams had a lot of turnovers as each squad finished the game with 19.

What's up next?

The Dallas Mavericks improved to 4-1 overall for the preseason. They'll wrap up their exhibition games schedule tomorrow night when they visit the Charlotte Hornets at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The Mavericks will get their first regular season game next Wednesday at home against Atlanta.

The Atlanta Hawks fall to 2-3 for their NBA preseason after tonight's loss. Interestingly enough, their first game for the upcoming season will be against the Dallas Mavericks. That game arrives next Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time in Dallas.