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Dallas Mavericks: 5 adjustments to expect in Game 4 vs. Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Nicolas Batum Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Nicolas Batum Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks host the LA Clippers on Sunday night in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. It is arguably the most important game of the season for both teams. The Mavs went to Los Angeles and took the first two games. The Clippers punched back at the American Airlines Center on Friday night. Dallas has a chance to go up 3-1, while the Clips will be looking to even the series as it heads back to LA.

Luka Doncic has been fantastic in his second NBA Playoffs. He set a new career-high with 44 points in Game 3. The 22-year-old superstar is averaging 38.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 9.0 assists on 51.9 percent shooting from the field and 45.9 percent on his threes through the first three games. The Mavericks just did not give him enough help in Game 3.

The Clippers made some key adjustments to get back in the series. They inserted Reggie Jackson into their starting five and went smaller for the majority of the game. LA also attacked the paint more and kicked out to open shooters. It was a stellar performance to grab their first win, but how will coach Rick Carlisle and Mavericks counter in Game 4.

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5 adjustments to expect in Game 4 of Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers

The Mavs have to get more from Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. in Game 4. They combined to go for 21 points on seven of 24 shooting from the field in the Mavericks’ loss on Friday night. Expect both men to bounce back in Game 4.

Here are five adjustments that the Dallas Mavericks will make on Sunday night.

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