The Mavericks welcome the Brooklyn Nets to the AAC for an inter-conference showdown tipping off at 7:30 pm CT.
As a team, the Nets play pretty slow (24th in the league in pace) but they take the 34 threes per game (4th most) making 12 per game (second most). Defending the 3 point line will be a big emphasis for the Mavericks defense this game, a defense that has been much improved as of late, holding opponents to an average of 91 ppg over the last week.
When it comes down to it the Nets are still young, not very talented, and not very deep. The Mavs depth will also be tested, as we have 5 players listed as Out or Questionable heading into this game. Time for the starters to step up and take care of business against a lesser foe.
|Dallas Mavericks||Brooklyn Nets|
|Position||13th in West||9th in East|
|PG||Dennis Smith, Jr||14.8||2.9||4||1.1||0.4|
|J.J. Barea||Dallas Mavericks||Questionable (Left adductor strain)|
|Wesley Matthews||Dallas Mavericks||Out (Hamstring)|
|Dirk Nowitzki||Dallas Mavericks||Out (Foot)|
|Dwight Powell||Dallas Mavericks||questionable (Left knee)|
|Dennis Smith||Dallas Mavericks||Questionable (Wrist)|
|Treveon Graham||Brooklyn Nets||Out (Left hamstring)|
|Caris LeVert||Brooklyn Nets||Out (Right Foot Dislocation)|