Brooklyn plays Dallas for cross-conference contest

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Dallas Mavericks (27-23, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (20-29, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Mavericks -2; over/under is 233.5

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas travels to Brooklyn for a non-conference matchup.

The Nets are 12-14 on their home court. Brooklyn is third in the Eastern Conference with 12.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Nicolas Claxton averaging 3.0.

The Mavericks are 13-10 on the road. Dallas has a 14-16 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Nets average 114.3 points per game, 4.2 fewer points than the 118.5 the Mavericks give up. The Mavericks average 15.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.8 more made shots on average than the 13.3 per game the Nets give up.

The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Oct. 28 the Mavericks won 125-120 led by 49 points from Luka Doncic, while Cameron Thomas scored 30 points for the Nets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Claxton is shooting 64.0% and averaging 12.4 points for the Nets. Thomas is averaging 24.5 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Doncic is averaging 34.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.4 assists for the Mavericks. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 4-6, averaging 115.1 points, 39.0 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 8.3 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points per game.

Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 117.0 points, 39.8 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.2 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Day'Ron Sharpe: out (knee), Dorian Finney-Smith: day to day (ankle).

Mavericks: Dante Exum: day to day (knee), Dereck Lively II: day to day (nose).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.