The Mavericks have dominated the last round against the Phoenix Suns and stunned them with a ravishing 4-3 defeat. They managed to keep the dangerous outscoring Chris Paul quiet, and came out on top in the tie. They will be looking to set their eyes on their arch-rivals and the team that has dominated them in the regular phase of the season. They will be wary of Stephen Curry who is simply on a different level yet again this season and will be counting heavily on Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson to guide them to the finish line.
The Warriors on the other hand would be considered the favorites going into this match who just brushed aside the Grizzlies with a 4-2 victory in the last round. The Warriors will be relying heavily on the performance of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry who will have to give their best for the game on Wednesday. Andrew Wiggins will also have to continue his intensive run of form and will pose a huge threat for the Mavericks.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS MATCH PREVIEW
Steve Kerr’s men will be looking to take the lead in the tie and they will have to stop the inform Doncic who keeps on marching ahead and can take the game away from them. Wiggins has been in stellar form as well and will need to be supported by Draymond Green who hasn’t yet lived up to his expectations, as Klay Thompon will continue to pose trouble for the Mavericks defenders. Stephen Curry will also look to keep his form going on and will be hungry for more points.
DALLAS MAVERICKS MATCH PREVIEW
Jason Kidd’s men are in a gallant form at the moment after the last match and will be looking to take up a lead against their mighty opponents. They will be looking to dismantle the Warriors’ defense and Dwight Powell will have to cope up well to keep the Warrior’s forwards at bay from scoring.
The Suns’ defenders found it hard to stop Luka Doncic in the last round and he picked up 24 points, with 9 rebounds and 8 assists which ensured a great win for his team. He will be looking to carry this run of form and take his team to the next round.
Stephen Curry is in stellar form and will continue to deliver for his team with his offensive abilities. He managed to pick up 29 points with 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the last game and it’s a no-brainer to expect great things from Steph today.
Klay will be ready for proving himself when his team sets against the mighty Mavericks and will no doubt be hungry for points as he is one of the top scorers in the NBA stat lists for this season and the last match was no different as he picked up 30 points, with 8 rebounds and 2 assists
Fixture: Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks
Host: Golden State Warriors
Date & Time: 18 May
Venue: Chase Center
DALLAS MAVERICKS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS PREDICTED LINEUP:
DALLAS MAVERICKS: Dorian Finney-Smith (F), Reggie Bullock (F), Dwight Powell (C), Jalen Brunson (G), Luka Doncic (G).
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Andrew Wiggins (F), Draymond Green (F), Kevon Looney (C), Klay Thompson (G), Stephen Curry (G).
DALLAS MAVERICKS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING ODDS & SPREADS:
The Mavericks have an odd of (+180) to win the game whereas the Warriors have an odd of (-230).
DALLAS MAVERICKS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS HEAD TO HEAD STATS:
The head to head is pretty much even, with the Warriors having won 80 times and the Mavericks have won 89 times. The Mavericks have won three regular-season games against the Warriors whereas the Warriors have managed to win just one this season.
DALLAS MAVERICKS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS | MATCH PREDICTION:
The tie looks absolutely neck to neck as the Mavericks take on the Warriors to take a lead in the semi-final round as the team prepares themselves for Game 1 on Wednesday. The Mavericks have a huge task in their hand to make it count as they have had the better of the Warriors in the regular season games and no doubt are considered the favorites to progress to the next round. Whereas the Warriors also look to shatter their hopes and believe that this will be their year to rejoice considering their run of form.