Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks Preview
Wizards 29-34 vs Mavericks 35-27
When: Saturday, May 1st, at 9p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
TV: NBCSWA, NBA League Pass / Radio: WFED 1500 AM
Wizards: Thomas Bryant (Out/ Left ACL Surgery), Deni Avdija (Out/ Right Leg Fracture)
Mavericks: Dorian Fnney-Smith (Day to Day/ Leg), Maxi Kleber (Day to Day/ Leg), Kristaps Porzingis (Day to Day/ Knee), Tyrell Terry (Out/ Personal)
115.0 - points per game
117.6 - points against
47.2 - Field Goal %
111.8 - points per game
109.7 - points against
46.9 - Field Goal %
Keep an eye on:
Luka Doncic: is stating the obvious but it's the truth. Everything regarding the Mavericks begins and ends with him. Doncic is averaging 28.6 points, 8.7 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game on 48 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent shooting from deep. His all around impact is scary. Washington will have to be disciplined and communicate constantly defensively to contain Doncic or he will be surgical with how he picks apart the Wizards. He doesn't get Larry Legend comparisons for nothing.
Tim Hardaway Jr: is coming off a career high 42 point performance in a win over Detroit. What makes the performance more impressive is he did it without Luka Doncic being on the floor. Hardaway Jr, who is averaging 16 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, is a three level scorer, who does a solid job of rebounding and finding others. He also shoots 38 percent from 3-point territory and 80 percent from the charity stripe. He will be ready to duplicate his performance from Thursday night.
Brad Beal/ Russell Westbrook: Easy......Keep doing what they do and limit the turnovers!