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NBA : ATS Matchup
Thursday 8/6/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore




LA CLIPPERS (45 - 22) vs. DALLAS (41 - 29)
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Thursday, 8/6/2020 6:30 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
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781LA CLIPPERS-4-4.5
LA CLIPPERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games45-22-5.836-3029-38116.159.346.3%56.5109.654.943.6%53.7
Road Games20-15-10.819-1614-21114.759.745.9%55.4110.555.243.6%54.7
Last 5 Games2-3-5.43-22-3115.262.845.0%55.8108.451.844.5%50.4
LA CLIPPERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)116.159.341-8946.3%12-3337.0%21-2679.2%561124227145
vs opponents surrendering112.156.341-8946.1%12-3435.8%18-2377.5%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)114.759.741-8945.9%12-3336.5%21-2779.5%551023227144
Stats Against (All Games)109.654.939-9043.6%12-3534.2%19-2576.0%541124238145
vs opponents averaging112.256.241-8946.1%12-3435.7%18-2377.5%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)110.555.239-9043.6%12-3534.1%20-2677.4%551124228144

DALLAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games41-29-12.538-3241-29116.859.846.1%55.8111.056.545.5%53.2
Road Games22-14+9.623-1320-16117.461.945.9%56.7111.956.545.2%53.8
Last 5 Games2-3-2.41-41-4120.066.043.4%62.2119.259.847.2%51.8
DALLAS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)116.859.842-9046.1%15-4136.6%19-2477.5%561124196125
vs opponents surrendering112.156.341-8946.1%12-3435.8%18-2377.4%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)117.461.942-9145.9%15-4236.5%19-2477.7%571125206125
Stats Against (All Games)111.056.542-9245.5%12-3534.7%16-2175.9%531024217124
vs opponents averaging111.75641-8946.0%12-3435.7%18-2377.3%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)111.956.542-9345.2%13-3734.8%15-2074.5%541025217114
Average power rating of opponents played: LA CLIPPERS 96.6,  DALLAS 96.2
LA CLIPPERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
7/30/2020*LA LAKERS101-103L4.5W218U32-7443.2%552032-8239.0%5316
8/1/2020*NEW ORLEANS126-103W-8.5W239U37-8742.5%561038-8544.7%5918
8/14/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY              

DALLAS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
8/6/2020*LA CLIPPERS              
LA CLIPPERS: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost 4-2 to Golden State in Western Conference first round.
COACH: Doc Rivers (seventh season with Clippers, 307-185; 21st season overall, 894-658).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: F Kawhi Leonard (30.5 ppg with Toronto), F Paul George (23.7 with Oklahoma City), G Patrick Beverley (7.6), G Landry Shamet (9.1), C Ivica Zubac (8.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, G-F Garrett Temple, G Sindarius Thornwell, G Tyrone Wallace.
KEY ADDITIONS: Leonard, George.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: It's all about newcomers Leonard and George. They'll be the top two options on offense. Leonard is coming off a season in which he led Toronto to its first NBA championship (and earned his second ring). Leonard returning home was contingent upon pairing with George, also an LA-area native. George, who finished third in MVP voting last season, can guard nearly any position while being a huge scoring threat. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, the NBA's top bench-scoring duo last season, will get starter-level minutes again.
OUTLOOK: No more watching other teams go deep in the playoffs. The NBA's balance of power has shifted to the Clippers, who have never advanced beyond the second round let alone won a championship. All that's expected to change behind Leonard and George, both regarded as two of the best two-way players in the league. The Clippers had to give up talented veteran Gallinari and star-in-the-making Gilgeous-Alexander, but they kept Harrell, Williams and re-signed Beverley, whose sole job will be using his tenacious D to keep others from scoring. The Clippers are favorites to win it all, a stunning shift for a franchise that has spent much of its existence as a punch line.
DALLAS: LAST SEASON: 33-49, finished tied for 12th in Western Conference.
COACH: Rick Carlisle (12th season with Mavericks, 470-416; 18th season overall, 751-627).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Luka Doncic (21.2 ppg), G Delon Wright (12.2 with Memphis), G-F Justin Jackson (8.2), F Kristaps Porzingis (sidelined by knee injury), C Dwight Powell (10.6).
KEY LOSSES: F Dirk Nowitzki, G Devin Harris, C Salah Mejri.
KEY ADDITIONS: Wright, G Seth Curry, F Isaiah Roby.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The world will be watching the Euro pair of Doncic and Porzingis, literally. The Mavericks are headliners internationally now that the 20-year-old rookie of the year from Slovenia and the 7-foot-3 Latvian are finally getting to play together. Dallas held Porzingis out for the last two months last season after the blockbuster trade that brought him from New York, even though he could have played. Their debut together is even more intriguing since it's Dallas' first season without Nowitzki, the German superstar who retired after setting an NBA record by playing all 21 seasons with the same franchise. The biggest question is who among the role players will emerge. Keep an eye on Wright. The Mavericks liked him in the 2015 draft. AD
OUTLOOK: The Mavericks wanted to sign a significant piece in free agency after the trading-deadline addition of Porzingis, who had just been named a 2018 All-Star before the knee injury that sidelined him for 20 months. They had to settle on Wright as a restricted free agent in a sign-and-trade with Memphis, so Dallas will lean heavily on Doncic and Porzingis while trying to get back to the playoffs after missing three straight seasons. It's the longest stretch without the postseason for the franchise since it was among the worst in sports coming out of the 1990s. It won't be easy in the West. The Mavericks will exceed expectations if they contend for a playoff spot.
Clippers, Mavs still looking to find traction

Two teams that have struggled in close games inside the NBA bubble go head-to-head in a possible playoff preview when the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night near Orlando.

Both teams are just 1-2 since reaching Florida last month, with the four losses coming by a total of just 10 points.

After falling 153-149 in overtime to Houston and 117-115 to Phoenix, the Mavericks (41-29) finally got onto the winning side of a close one with a 114-110 overtime triumph over Sacramento on Tuesday.

It took a historic performance by Luka Doncic to get it done. The second-year standout became just the fourth NBA player since 1976 to have a 30/20/10 triple-double when he put up 34 points, a career-best 20 rebounds and 12 assists against the Kings.

The others to have accomplished the feat, since the NBA-ABA merger, were David Lee in 2010, DeMarcus Cousins in 2018 and Nikola Jokic in February at Utah.

Doncic walked away unimpressed ... by the team performance, anyway.

"I think we played one of the worst games ever and we won," he said to reporters afterward. "We didn't play good, and we still hung in there and helped each other and never gave up. I'm proud of the win."

The Mavericks' three-man show of Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. added a fourth member Tuesday when Dorian Finney-Smith grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to complement 16 points in just the eighth double-double of his career.

Dallas has little chance of moving up from seventh place in the Western Conference standings, which would mean a first-round playoff matchup with the second seed.

The Clippers (45-22) traveled east with that No. 2 seed in tow, but now find Denver closing in.

Los Angeles' grip has loosened because of two narrow defeats -- 103-101 to the rival Lakers in the bubble opener and 117-115 to Phoenix on Tuesday.

In between, the Clippers put together an impressive performance in a 126-103 dismantling of Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.

The primary goals for L.A. in the bubble were to keep Kawhi Leonard and Paul George healthy, while folding in newcomers Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris.

So far, so good on both fronts. Leonard (32.3 minutes) and George (32.0) have been fulltime performers in all three games. Meanwhile, Jackson (25 points in first two games) and Morris (25 in last two) have been productive.

Also, the Clippers welcomed back Lou Williams from quarantine for the Phoenix game after he left the bubble last month. Los Angeles now moves forward just one man down until Montrezl Harrell returns to the team after tending to a family matter.

Williams had some explaining to do Tuesday about his sojourn to an Atlanta strip club, which also offers food including a wings option named after him.

"I just did something that was routine for me," he told reporters. "At the time, I thought I was making a responsible decision. After looking back on it with everything going on in the world with the pandemic, maybe it wasn't the best quality decision. So, I chalk it up to that, take my 'L' and keep moving."

Williams had seven points in 21 minutes against the Suns.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 9/18/2020 2:50:34 PM EST

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