But overall they’re playing pretty well, especially considering the bad injury luck they’ve endured lately. They’ve won eight of their last ten games, and while the end of the bench players haven’t exactly set the world on fire, they’ve done just enough to give Doncic the support he needs. The Clippers, on the other hand, are spiraling. They’ve lost six in a row, and seven of their last ten. If the Mavericks can come out on fire and punch the Clippers in the mouth early, they may fold quickly. Get to the line—and then make those free throws The Clippers are one of the best teams at not fouling. They’re fifth in the NBA, only allowing 22 free throws per game. The Mavericks, on the other hand, are second in the league at free throw attempts.
Finney-Smith and Green did travel with the team, though. Luka Doncic is listed as questionable with a sore left ankle. As of this writing, Paul George and Luke Kennard are listed as out, but that could change. At 23-18, Dallas sits at fourth in the Western Conference. The Clippers are 21-21, which puts them at seventh. This is the second meeting for the two teams this season. The Mavericks won the previous matchup in Dallas 103-101. Here are three things to watch for: Momentum The Mavericks are scrapping a bit, having lost two of their last three.