Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Game Preview 11/29/2022

Via SI.com

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Game Preview 11/29/2022

Headlines

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Game Preview 11/29/2022

By

The Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks meet tonight for the first time since last season, when they squared off in the Western Conference Finals. The game is set to tip-off at 7:30pm EST from American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The two teams come into the matchup, heading in opposite directions. Golden State is currently on a three game win streak and have won seven of their last ten games. They hold a record of 11-10, good for the ninth seed in the West.

Dallas comes in with a record of 9-10 and the Mavericks have dropped their last four games. They are 3-7 over their last ten contests so the Mavericks will be looking for some home cooking here tonight to propel them to a victory.

How Golden State can win: After a slow start to the season, Klay Thompson seems to have found his groove. The second part of the splash brothers has imcreased his scoring and is playing more agressivly during the team’s recent success. He is a key piece for their team so if he can continue his hot streak, the Warriors winning streak will likely stand tall.

The key for the Warriors in this game will be trying to contain star Luka Doncic. Doncic gave them fits during the playoffs last season but he can’t do it alone. The Warriors should key in on Doncic and make someone else on the Dallas roster beat them. Scoring has been an issue at times this season for Dallas so the Warriors defense will need to step up.

How Dallas can win: Dallas needs to pick it up and fast as they are slowly losing ground in the deep Western Conference. They lost guard Jalen Brunson over the offseason and have struggled at times to find consistent scoring behind Doncic. Against the Warriors, Dallas will need to rely on their three-point shooting and defense to help get them over the hump.

Doncic will likely need another incredible performance for the Mavericks to have a chance against the Dubs. He is more than capable of it but at some point, Dallas needs to put some real talent around him to be true contenders.

Prediction: Golden State Warriors 118, Dallas Mavericks 106

I think the Warriors handle the Mavericks here tonight. Doncic will do his thing but the lack of scoring behind him will hurt Dallas and allow Golden State to pick up a needed win on the road.

Latest

More The Wright Way Network