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Doncic and the Mavericks visit Utah with 2-1 series lead

April 22, 2022 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (52-30, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (49-33, fifth in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Jazz -4.5; over/under is 211

WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Mavericks lead series 2-1

BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Mavericks visit the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference first round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Mavericks won the last meeting 126-118 on April 22 led by 31 points from Jalen Brunson, while Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points for the Jazz.

The Jazz are 33-19 against Western Conference opponents. Utah ranks third in the league with 46.3 rebounds led by Rudy Gobert averaging 14.7.

The Mavericks are 36-16 in Western Conference play. Dallas ranks ninth in the Western Conference shooting 35.0% from deep. Dorian Finney-Smith paces the Mavericks shooting 39.5% from 3-point range.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell is shooting 44.8% and averaging 25.9 points for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.5 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Luka Doncic is averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists for the Mavericks. Brunson is averaging 21.3 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 5-5, averaging 113.9 points, 48.1 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 5.8 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points per game.

Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 118.7 points, 39.0 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.6 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Trent Forrest: out (foot sprain).

Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Luka Doncic: out (calf), Frank Ntilikina: out (tonsillectomy).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.