Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 28, 2024

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May 28, 2024 1:28 PM
The Minnesota Timberwolves face off against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30 PM at the American Airlines Center in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. The Mavericks, leading the series 3-0, are one win away from clinching a spot in the conference finals. Can the Timberwolves stage a comeback, or will the Mavericks close out the series on their home court?
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Dallas Mavericks recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/26/24 vs Minnesota Timberwolves W 116-107
5/24/24 @ Minnesota Timberwolves W 109-108
5/22/24 @ Minnesota Timberwolves W 108-105
5/18/24 vs Oklahoma City Thunder W 117-116
5/15/24 @ Oklahoma City Thunder W 104-92

Minnesota Timberwolves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/26/24 @ Dallas Mavericks L 116-107
5/24/24 vs Dallas Mavericks L 109-108
5/22/24 vs Dallas Mavericks L 108-105
5/19/24 @ Denver Nuggets W 98-90
5/16/24 vs Denver Nuggets W 115-70

Timberwolves vs Mavericks predictions

As the Minnesota Timberwolves prepare for Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks, all eyes are on Anthony Edwards, who has been a vital part of their offensive force throughout the series. Given his strong performance, projecting him to notch upwards of 25 points seems plausible, especially considering his aggressive and efficient scoring skills shown in recent games. Alongside him, Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be a significant presence both in scoring and rebounding, potentially amassing around 20 points and over 9 rebounds. Rudy Gobert, too, will likely be a critical factor under the rim, projected to continue dominating the boards and adding roughly 13 points which will be crucial for Minnesota's success in this pivotal game.

On the Dallas Mavericks' end, Luka Doncic remains the cornerstone of their lineup, and despite his listed day-to-day status with a knee sprain, his participation could be game-changing. Anticipating a slightly below-average performance due to his injury, Doncic may still manage to contribute around 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists, showing why he's considered one of the elite players in the league. Kyrie Irving is another key player for Dallas who cannot be overlooked. His ability to support in scoring and playmaking could see him achieving close to 25 points and 5 assists. This duo's performance will be critical not only for this game but to potentially extend the Mavericks' postseason aspirations.

Considering the current dynamics and individual player projections, Dallas Mavericks hold a split of advantages not just in home-court benefit but also in strategic depth. Even with a slightly hampered Doncic, the Mavericks appear primed to capitalize on their leading position in the series. Their ability to leverage strong defensive plays, combined with effective scoring from key players like Doncic and Irving, positions them well to clinch the Conference Finals in Game 4. However, never count out the resilience of the Timberwolves, making this match a must-watch for any basketball aficionado.

Dallas Mavericks injuries

  • Dereck Lively II (C): Out
  • Luka Doncic (PG): Day-To-Day
  • Olivier-Maxence Prosper (F): Out
  • Greg Brown III (PF): Out

Minnesota Timberwolves injuries

  • Jaylen Clark (G): Out

Timberwolves vs Mavericks game info

Venue American Airlines Center
Location Dallas, TX
Tip-off Tue 8:30 PM

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