Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis preached patience following the Dallas Mavericks' 137-123 win over the Houston Rockets.

Doncic finished with 41 points, 6 rebounds, and 10 assists. Doncic is averaging 29.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 9.7 assists on the season.

"For me, it's making the playoffs still. It's a long season. It's only been one month. We didn't make the playoffs yet, so we've just got to keep going right now," said Doncic.

Porzingis echoed Doncic's statement about the long season.

"We don't want to get too ahead of ourselves. The season is long. ... It's time together, it's chemistry, making sure that everybody is on the same page. A lot of stuff happens that you guys never find out about inside the locker room between players and stuff like that. We've got to make sure all that stuff is right. Also, the relationship between coaches and players, that's got to be there. I've seen when it goes south. Right now, we're in a great place, and we want to keep it going," added Pozingis.