The Boston Celtics (26-12) will travel to Dallas, TX on Thursday to face the Dallas Mavericks (22-16). This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, with the Celtics winning the first meeting 125-112 in overtime.
The most recent news on Luka Doncic and Robert Williams III
- Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a 111-106 victory over the Houston Rockets. They played excellent defense, allowing Houston to shoot 31% from beyond the arc.
If they want to win at home, they’ll have to keep contesting shots near the rim and on the perimeter.
The Dallas Mavericks currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference, 2.5 games behind the first-place Denver Nuggets.
On offense, they average 112.6 points per game and shoot 47.1% from the field. This team has the 19th most points per game and the 14th highest team shooting percentage.
On the defensive end of the court, the Mavericks allow 110.3 points per game while forcing their opponents to shoot 48% from the field. This is the fifth-lowest shooting percentage allowed while allowing the fifth-fewest points per game.
Doncic is going to participate on Thurday’s game.
JaVale McGee C (Illness) is listed as questionable on the injury report. Josh Green (SG) is out with an elbow injury, Dorian Finney-Smith (SF) is out with a hip injury, and Maxi Kleber (PF) is out with a hamstring injury.
- Boston Celtics
The Celtics are coming off a 150-117 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They struggled on both ends of the court and were completely outplayed in that game. They will need to improve on defense if they are to compete with the Mavericks on the road.
The Boston Celtics currently hold a.5-game lead over the second-place Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference standings.
On offense, they average 118.6 points per game and shoot 47.8% from the field. This is the highest team shooting percentage and the most points scored per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Celtics allow 113.3 points per game while their opponents shoot only 47.2% from the field. This is the 15th lowest point total allowed per game and the 16th lowest shooting percentage allowed.
Robert Williams III C (Knee) is questionable, according to the injury report.