Adjustment for Dallas Mavericks to make in Game 5 vs. Jazz: 3. Aggression
The Mavs need to match aggression with aggression in Game 5. If the Jazz want to pick up full court and try to slow down their offense even further, Dallas needs to find ways to create easy buckets. They must push in transition or off the occasional miss.
The Mavericks are not going to play fast, but changing the tempo in spurts could be key to unlocking their offense. Dallas had success in transition in the series, so creating a few more opportunities could get them rolling on Monday night.
Dallas needs to hunt mismatches too. The Jazz fought over screens and attempted to avoid them in Game 4, but fans know Luka Doncic is one of the best players in the world at creating and exploiting them. Expect him to hunt Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, and Jordan Clarkson more in Game 5. The Mavericks will also target Rudy Gobert, but more on that to come.
Dallas cannot hesitate to fire when open either. If the Jazz are going to leave someone wide open, the Mavericks need to find him and let him take the shot. Dallas created quality looks in Game 4, but they struggled to knock them down. That should change on their home floor, so the Mavs must keep shooting with confidence.