Dallas Mavericks must lock in on defense to defeat the Timberwolves
Since the start of March, the Mavs have sunk to 15th in defensive rating as they have given up 115.5 points per 100 possessions. Dallas made a massive leap this season behind a scheme adjustment under head coach Jason Kidd. The Mavericks sit sixth on the season, and they need to play at that level this week.
The Timberwolves are a dangerous offensive team with Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, and D'Angelo Russell all sharing the floor. Dallas needs to find a way to slow down their attack. Expect coach Kidd to have the gameplan ready, including leaving some of Minnesota’s shooters open beyond the 3-point.
The Mavs are going to need two stellar defensive performances to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves twice this week. Winning both widens the gap between the two, and gives Dallas the season series, which is an important tiebreaker in determining playoff seeding.
No team is looking forward to facing Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in the postseason. The Dallas Mavericks can avoid the play-in tournament with two wins over the T’Wolves this week. Expect plenty of fireworks on Monday as the two teams face off with playoff implications on the line. Do not miss it.