Former Mavericks fan-favorite wing makes lofty prediction for Timberwolves series

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Dereck Lively II
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Dereck Lively II / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road after Luka Doncic's viral game-winner over Rudy Gobert in Game 2, and tonight they'll look to take a 3-0 lead.

This has been a shock to most, especially considering most of the media picked the Timberwolves to win this series, and the Mavs are playing their best basketball at the perfect time.

Doncic is finally starting to get healthy, and he and Irving's strong bond is taking the Mavs to new heights. They have been proving the doubters wrong one series at a time, but the tides have turned for the Western Conference Finals.

Chandler Parsons predicts Mavericks to sweep Timberwolves

They have tons of momentum following the two wins on the road, and former Mavericks wing Chandler Parsons believes in his former team. Parsons was loved by Mavs fans during his two seasons with the team, and he showed some love to Dallas before Game 3.

Parsons predicted the Mavs to sweep the Timberwolves on X following their Game 2 win, and although this prediction is lofty, it's definitely not impossible. The Mavs have done a great job of limiting Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards, and the Mavs have found a way to control the glass against the Timberwolves' massive frontcourt.

Due to the elevated play of Daniel Gafford and Dereck Lively II, the Mavs can contain the Timberwolves' size. This one-two punch at center has been outstanding all season long, and they're showing the rest of the league exactly what they're capable of.

Dallas' new-and-improved defense following their trade deadline deals for P.J. Washington and Gafford has been the difference all playoffs long, and Parsons' prediction may just come true if the Mavs continue to play as they have been.

Dallas has been the better team in both of the first two games, and Irving and Doncic have been the best two players in the series. A sweep would not be easy, and only time will tell if Dallas can take down the mighty Timberwolves like Parsons thinks they can.

For all the latest on Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks throughout the Western Conference Finals against the Minnesota Timberwolves, stay tuned.