Mavs Look To Close Playoff Gap in Denver

By Shawn
Dec 29, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50) dunks in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mavericks won 101-89. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50) dunks in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mavericks won 101-89. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Exploit Denver’s Defense

Denver is a relatively young team, and aren’t particularly good at defending for the full shot clock. They want to force turnovers and run, and they gamble a lot which, when handled correctly, creates a lot of easy scoring opportunities.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder /

If Yogi, Curry, and Harris take care of the ball, the Mavs will get a lot of easy looks against Denver’s 28th ranked defense. If the guards can make this a little more difficult for Denver on the defensive end, expect to see the points pouring in for Dallas.

Prediction: DAL 114 DEN 104

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