Dallas Mavericks (42-30, fifth within the Western Convention throughout the common season) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (47-25, fourth within the Western Convention throughout the common season)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Sequence tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Mavericks go to the Los Angeles Clippers for recreation 5 of the Western Convention first spherical with the sequence tied 2-2. The Clippers gained the earlier matchup 106-81. Kawhi Leonard scored 29 factors to guide LA to the victory and Luka Doncic totaled 19 factors in defeat for Dallas.
The Clippers are 27-15 in convention play. Los Angeles is fourth within the NBA giving up solely 107.8 factors per recreation whereas holding opponents to 46.4% capturing.
The Mavericks have gone 21-21 in opposition to Western Convention opponents. Dallas is 22-7 when profitable the rebound battle and averages 43.3 rebounds per recreation.
TOP PERFORMERS: Leonard is averaging 24.8 factors, 6.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals for the Clippers. Paul George is averaging 17.8 factors and 6.3 rebounds whereas capturing 37.4% over the past 10 video games for Los Angeles.
Doncic has shot 47.9% and is averaging 27.7 factors for the Mavericks. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.8 factors over the past 10 video games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 5-5, averaging 112.1 factors, 43.3 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per recreation whereas capturing 49.4% from the sphere. Their opponents have averaged 105.4 factors on 45.9% capturing.
Mavericks: 6-4, averaging 112.7 factors, 40 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 5.4 steals and three.6 blocks per recreation whereas capturing 47.3% from the sphere. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 factors on 48.3% capturing.
INJURIES: Clippers: Serge Ibaka: daily (again).
Mavericks: JJ Redick: out (heel).