Thunder (49-17, 19-13 road) at Mavericks (31-34, 18-12 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 112.9 (1st), Mavs– 105.3 (17th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 102.8 (7th), Mavs – 106.0 (16th)
Pace: Thunder – 93.8 (8th), Mavs – 94.6 (5th)
View from the enemy: The Two Man Game
The Mavs have an outside chance of making a playoff push still. They’re three games out and with a good run of home games ahead of them, they’re breathing. But they can’t afford to give anything away, even against a top team like the Thunder. So this game means a whole lot to Dallas.
The Thunder are 3-0 this season against Dallas and have won nine straight against the Mavs, including last playoffs. The last meeting in Dallas was that overtime win for OKC where KD scored 52. Like I said, if the Thunder want to keep their dominance over Dallas alive, it’s going to take another mighty effort.
Dallas coming in: The Mavs beat the Cavs on Friday.
Tip at 6:30 CT. Go B-ball.