Thunder vs. Mavericks

The best basketball game of Tuesday night is the Oklahoma City Thunder traveling to Dallas to face the Mavericks.

 

Oklahoma City @ Dallas

thunder vs mavericksThe 52-18 Thunder are coming off a 117-96 win over the Denver Nuggets. The 42-29 Mavericks are coming off a 107-104 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Thunder are lead by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Durant is averaging  32.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Westbrook is averaging 21.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

The Mavericks are lead by Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis. Nowitzki is averaging 21.3 points, 6 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Ellis is averaging 19 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

 

Game Time: 8:00 p.m. on TNT

 

Key Injuries

For Oklahoma City:

Thabo Sefolosha out (leg), Kendrick Perkins out (groin).

For Dallas:

Jose Calderon questionable (facial).

 

How Oklahoma City Wins

Oklahoma City will win this game if they keep scoring the way they do. They average 106 points per game and that ranks 5th in the league. The Thunder must also win the rebound battle. They are averaging 53 rebounds per game and that ranks 11th in the league. The final thing they need to do is take care of the ball. They average 15.7 turnovers per game and that ranks 27th in the league.

 

How Dallas Wins

Dallas will win this game if they keep scoring at a high pace. They average 104.6 points per game and that ranks 8th in the league. The Mavericks will also have to play better defense. Their opponents score an average of 102.3 points per game and that ranks 19th in the league. The final thing they need to do is rebound the ball better. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and that ranks 28th in the league.

 

My Prediction

Both teams want to score a lot of points and make this a fast paced game. Whichever team can get the key defensive stops and win the rebound battle will have the best chance at winning.

I think that this game is a high scoring back and forth game. I think that the Thunder will win the rebound battle and will get the key defensive stops. I think that the Thunder will go on the road and win this game.

Final Score

Oklahoma City: 118
Dallas: 106

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