Mavericks and Thunder Face Off in OKC
The Dallas Mavericks take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday night. The Mavericks (28-17) come into Monday's contest in the midst of another solid stretch of play, as they've forged a 5-2 record over their last seven games. However, one of their two losses during that stretch came in their most recent game, when they dropped a 112-107 decision to the Utah Jazz on Saturday afternoon. Luka Doncic paced the Mavericks with 25 points, complementing them with seven assists, six rebounds and two steals. Seth Curry furnished 19 points, four boards, four assists and one steal. Kristaps Porzingis contributed 15 points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Delon Wright generated matching 11-point tallies while pulling down five and eight rebounds, respectively. Dorian Finney-Smith mustered nine points and 10 boards. The Mavericks will list Ryan Broekhoff (lower leg) as probable for Monday's game, while Willie Cauley-Stein (trade acquisition) will likely be listed as questionable. The Thunder (28-19) check into Monday's game with an impressive winning streak in tow, as they've prevailed in five straight games. Their most recent success came at the expense of the Minnesota Timberwolves, which they bested by a 113-104 score Saturday night. Dennis Schroder led the Thunder with 26 points, complementing them with four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Chris Paul supplied 25 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and two steals. Darius Bazley registered 15 points, six boards, one assist, one steal and one block. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Mike Muscala generated matching 11-point tallies while pulling down seven and six rebounds, respectively. Luguentz Dort and Hamidou Diallo turned in 11 points each, with Diallo also posting 10 rebounds. The Thunder will continue without Terrance Ferguson (personal), Andre Roberson (knee) and Abdel Nader (ankle) for Monday's game. Nerlens Noel (face) will carry a questionable tag. Monday's game marks the second of three meetings between the teams this season. The Thunder holds a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 106-101 win Dec. 31.
Posted on: 1/26/2020 7:46 PM