The Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors are set to face-off on Wednesday night as both teams compete for playoff seeding in the Western Conference. The Warriors currently have a 0.5 game advantage over the Mavericks and the game is set to begin at 7:30 PM EST. The Warriors are coming into this game off of a win against the Houston Rockets in their last game, while the Mavericks are coming off of a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Warriors are without Andrew Wiggins due to personal reasons, but they are still the second-best scoring offense in the league. They rank third in 3-point shooting and 12th in total rebounding. However, their struggles with turnovers have them ranked 29th in the league. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 59 points in their last game, while Kevon Looney notched a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Mavericks offense is averaging 113.7 PPG, while their defense is allowing their opponents to average 113.2 PPG. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team in points in their last game with 28, while Santi Aldama was next in line with 22 points. Tyus Jones led the team in assists with 6, and Santi Aldama led the team in rebounds with 14. The Mavericks shot 46.1% from the field, 28.6% from 3-point range, and 76.9% from the free throw line in their last game.
Both teams are looking to secure a win to gain a better playoff seeding in the Western Conference. The Warriors are hoping to capitalize on their recent win and turn it into a winning streak. The Mavericks, on the other hand, are hoping to rebound from their recent loss and get back on track. Wednesday will be an exciting night of basketball with plenty of playoff implications.