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Dallas Mavericks: One thing to know about each Clippers player

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Ivica Zubac Marcus Morris Sr. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Thing to know about Marcus Morris Sr. before Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers series

2021 per game stats: 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists

Quite possibly public enemy number one in Dallas, all MFFLs will be keeping a close eye on Marcus Morris Sr. anytime he is near Luka Doncic. His scoring is down from last season, but Morris Sr. is shooting a career-high 47 percent from three, the highest on the team.

Thing to know about Ivica Zubac before Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers series

2021 per game stats: 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists

Last postseason versus the Mavs, Zubac scored 15 points three times and had two double-doubles in six games. His averages of nine points and six rebounds versus the Mavericks don’t tell the entire story. Zubac always seems to come up big for the Clippers when the two teams play.

The seven-foot big man is also the only Clipper to appear in all 72 games this season.

Thing to know about Patrick Beverley before Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers series

2021 per game stats: 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists

Patrick Beverley has only played in 37 games this season. It is the lowest number of appearances for any Clipper who averages over 20 minutes per game. LA needs Beverley available, so he can play a significant role in the team’s defensive strategy against Luka.

Next: Key role players

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