Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks, Game 3 Western Conference. The series is tied, but today one of the two will have the advantage of a victory. This series has not been as easy for the Clippers as some expected. Two days ago the Mavericks won by more than ten points. Peruo the Clippers have not had a problem with the defense of Dallas, so far everything is balanced.
Los Angeles Clippers: Experienced.
The Clippers lost the second game of the first round 114-127 against the Mavericks. Only the last quarter was a 29-29 draw, with the rest the other three quarters were victories for the Mavericks. The Mavericks were slightly more effective in FG points at 57.4%, seven percentage points ahead of the Clippers.
The team is scoring an average 116.3 points per game (same during the playoffs), 41.54 FG points, 79% free throw shots, 12.41 three pointers, 23.54 assists and 28.92 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 110.1 points and 12.35 three pointers. The most interesting thing is that the Clippers won 2 games in the regular season against the Mavericks, but so far they have not shown the same efficiency against them.
Kawhi Leonard played perfect in the second game scoring 35 points, 47.6% FG points and 33.3% three pointers. The problem was that his teammates from the bench did not contribute the same as the Mavericks players (bench). Lou Williams was the second player to score 23 points during the second game.
Dallas Mavericks: We are looking for more.
The Mavericks know the second game hit the Clippers hard. But there is still much more to play in this first round. The second game was key to show the offensive power. But the Clippers are more experienced and know how to find the Mavericks’ weak spots. The second game was a victory for the extraordinary work from the bench.
During the regular season the Mavericks were averaging 117.1 points per game. But during the Playoffs the team is ahead with 118.5 points in two games against the Clippers. Other than that, the team is scoring 41.62 FG points, 77.9% free thow shots and 15.12 three pointers. The defense allows up to 112.2 points.
Bench work is crucial to beating the Clippers. In the second game five players from the bench scored 47 points. Those points were necessary to win the game. Among the starters of the second game, the top scorer was Luka Doncic with 28 points and 47.1% FG points. Doncic was the top scorer overall in the first game with 41 points but it was not enough to win.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks 08/21/2020 is: take the Los Angeles Clippers -5.0 (TOTALS).
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