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Mavericks vs. Nets: NBA Saturday Primetime Preview

Mavericks vs. Nets: NBA Saturday Primetime Preview

Dallas Mavericks Versus Brooklyn Nets: NBA Saturday Primetime Preview and Prediction

The NBA Saturday Primetime matchup will feature two teams playing some of the best basketball styles right now. The Dallas Mavericks head into the Barclays Center to take on the red hot Brooklyn Nets. Despite their 111-97 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Mavericks are 5-2 and their last seven ball games.

The Denver Nuggets and the Memphis Grizzlies stand in front of the Mavericks for the 8th spot in the West. Their opponent, the Brooklyn Nets, performs like the contender that everyone expected them to be once the season started. Brooklyn is currently on an eight-game winning streak that has allowed them to be only one game behind the Philadelphia 76ers for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference.

During their current winning streak, Brooklyn has defeated teams such as the Clippers, Lakers, and the 76ers. On Saturday night, they will have to face another formidable opponent in the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas has one of the league’s rising superstars in point guard Luka Dončić.

Containing him will be vital for the Nets’ success tomorrow night. Over the past few weeks, Brooklyn has had its fair share of defending elite players on the level of Dončić. The Nets will once again be playing without perennial all-star Kevin Durant, who has sat out the last couple of games nursing a hamstring injury. The key to stopping the Mavericks offensive output is to minimize the damage that Dončić can do on any given night.

Overall, their keys to victory will be to match whatever offensive production that Dončić and his fellow teammate Kristaps Porzingis may generate in Saturday’s matchup. As for the Mavericks, they do not have to deal with defending Kevin Durant tomorrow, but they will have to come up with a way to slow down his teammates in James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Both players are starting to work closer together as teammates.

“We established that maybe four days ago now,” Irving said after the Nets’ 134-117 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. “I just looked at him, and I said, ‘You’re the point guard, and I’m going to play shooting guard.’ That was as simple as that.” At any given time, either Irving or Harden can take over a game from an offensive standpoint.

The Mavericks defense must prevent those two individuals from having open shots, and they must also make it difficult for them to drive into the lane and score. Overall, the forecast for tomorrow’s game should be a high-scoring affair as both teams are very efficient behind the three-point line. Dallas will make things interesting tomorrow, but Brooklyn will be extending their win-streak to nine games once this game is over.

Final Prediction: Nets Defeat Mavericks

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