Mavericks, Jazz square off with series tied 2-2
Utah Jazz (49-33, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (52-30, fourth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -3.5; over/under is 211.5
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Mavericks host the Utah Jazz in game five of the Western Conference first round with the series tied 2-2. The Jazz beat the Mavericks 100-99 in the last matchup. Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 25 points, and Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 30 points.
The Mavericks are 36-16 in Western Conference games. Dallas scores 108.0 points and has outscored opponents by 3.3 points per game.
The Jazz are 33-19 in Western Conference play. Utah is seventh in the league scoring 113.6 points per game while shooting 47.1%.
TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic averages 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, scoring 28.4 points while shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc. Jalen Brunson is averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 assists over the past 10 games for Dallas.
Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.9 points, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.6 points over the last 10 games for Utah.
LAST 10 GAMES:
INJURIES: Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Frank Ntilikina: out (illness).
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Trent Forrest: out (foot sprain).