LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Preview
The NBA has been going through a protest of their own over the last few days with the shootings that have taken place over the last few months. At the moment the scheduled games have been postponed for the 26th, which was when Game 6 between the Clippers and Mavericks. The events that have taken place are bigger than the game of basketball and I applaud those decisions to take action in whatever way they choose. If you are looking for some Game 6 notes, you will find my usual breakdown with a few missing areas due to the lack of information out right now as to when games will resume and how they will resume. I will update this information when it becomes available.
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Arena: HP Field House, Orlando, FL
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LA Clippers Starting Lineup
The big question mark all series has been what is up with Paul George? He dropped 35 points on 12/18 shooting, and the Clippers would go onto score over 150 points. While we can’t expect them to shoot 63% from three again, if George is out of his funk, it might be over for Dallas Mavericks. Given the blowout, this was the first game Leonard was able to get a breather and he still scored 32 points in 20 minutes. The bench got a ton of playing time and was effective as well. Dallas was not able to sniff even a chance at a comeback. If Porzingis comes back for Game 6, the Clippers will have to deal with his presence in the front court.
Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineup
The Mavericks had 154 points dropped on them as Paul George finally got going. Game 5 we saw the extreme three-point shooting of the Mavs carry them to a win while Game 6 was quite the opposite. Luka Doncic struggled going 6-17 from the field while the frontcourt was demolished. Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr were able to keep the hot shooting going, but it was not enough. Dallas needs Kristaps Porzingis back as Burke seems best suited off the bench if Seth Curry is going to play as he did in Game 5. The Clippers also had a major force on the glass out-rebounding Dallas 54 to 42.
Clippers vs Mavericks Fantasy Basketball Angle
The analysis will be posted once salaries are released.
Clippers vs Mavericks Betting Odds
Clippers Odds: -550
Mavericks Odds: +410
Spread: LAC -10.5
At the moment, the Clippers are monster favorites after they dismantled the Mavericks in Game 5. Kristaps Porizingis was out again and the Clippers came with a vengeance. This is the highest spread we have seen in the series and it is a bit surprising unless oddsmakers know Porzingis is going to be out again. If Paul George is now back to being Paul George, I will bank on the over, even at a crazy high 238 points. The over is 3-0 in the last three games and 6-4 in the last ten meetings.
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