The NBA regular season continued as the Atlanta Hawks played against the Dallas Mavericks. According to NBA online, the Hawks won over the Mavericks with the score of 117-111. The Wednesday’s match was the first victory for the Hawks. As for the Celtics, it was their first loss since the regular season started. Dennis Schroder and Taurean Waller-Prince led the Hawks to the victory. Mavericks’ Dennis Smith Jr. played an amazing all-around game, but it was not enough for their team to get the victory. The first quarter ended with the Hawks leading the game (27-24).

However, the Mavericks tried to bounce back in the third quarter, scoring 35-24, but it was not enough for their team to get the victory.

Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points

Dennis Smith Jr. notched a double-double in his first-career regular season game. The 19-year old rookie finished the game with 16 points, 10 assists, and three rebounds across 30 minutes floor time. Smith went 6-of-12 from the field, 1-of-4 from the three-point line, and 3-of-4 from the Free Throw Line. With Smith’s performance, the rookie will likely to have a large role on the team this season.

Dennis Schroder scored game-high of 28 points

Dennis Schroder shot the ball a ton in the opening night win, but he made enough to still put forth an efficient display.

The four-year NBA player tallied 28 points, seven assists, two rebounds, and two steals across 34 minutes floor time. The veteran hit 13-of-16 from the field, 1-of-2 from the free throw line, and 1-of-3 from the three-point line. With Wednesday’s win against the Mavericks, Schroder shot the ball 12 more times compared to any other teammate in this effort.

In June 2013, Schroder was selected as the 17th overall pick in the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Immediately after he was selected, he signed with the Hawks and joined them in the NBA Summer League. Schroder now entered his fifth season in the NBA league. Since his debut, he averaged 11.4 points, 0.1 blocks, 0.7 steals, 4.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Wesley Mathews made five threes

Wesley Mathews is known to be a defensive-minded player and three-point specialist. Over his last five seasons, he has averaged over six-three point attempts per game. Therefore, his five threes on Wednesday’s match came as no surprise for the eight-year NBA player. Mathew ended the game with 15 points (5-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt), five assists, eight rebounds, and one steal in 37 minutes.