The Mavericks are scoring 116.7 points per 100 possessions, a mark that would edge out the 1986-87 “Showtime” Los Angeles Lakers as the all-time best (115.6).
However, what makes this performance impressive is that even after you adjust for league average, the Mavericks still come out on top. For example, the 1986-87 Lakers scored 115.6 points per 100 possessions in a year where the league average was 108.3, making them 7 percent better than average, dropping them to 13th all time. This year’s Mavericks, however, are 10 percent better than average.
The Mavericks probably won’t slow down anytime soon. They play the Lakers (league-worst 116.2 points allowed per 100 possessions, most in NBA) and New York Knicks (112.8 points allowed per 100 possessions, second worst in NBA) over their next four games.