The Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 110-104 in Game 2 of their first round playoff series and now we have the ingredients for what could be a very intriguing series!
There were many doubts about the ability of the Mavericks to win a playoff game without Luka Doncic, but Jalen Brunson stepped in Monday night to lead his team to victory.
Brunson finished the game with 41 points (6-10 3PT) and he also had 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Jalen Brunson drove the Mavericks offense all night and the Jazz really had no answers for him.
As a team, Dallas shot 22-47 (46.8%) from three-point range and they finished the game +33 from the three-point line, which ultimately proved to be the difference.
For the Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 34 points and Bojan Bogdanovic stayed hot with 24 points, but the rest of Utah’s starting rotation didn’t show up and they didn’t show up. really haven’t gotten much production from their bench other than Jordan Clarkson.
While they lost Game 1, the Mavericks looked very comfortable defensively in this series and although Luka Doncic could still stay out with a calf strain, they proved to everyone. world in game 2 that they were more than capable of fighting with the Jazz for all. 48 minutes of each game.
Can the Mavericks go to Utah in Game 3 and reclaim home-court advantage with a win?
Here’s how to watch Thursday’s game, complete with game and TV times, line-ups, bios and other must-see details.
How to watch Jazz vs. Mavericks
- WHO: Dallas Mavericks (1-1) against Utah Jazz (1-1)
- WHAT: First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs – Game 3 (Series tied 1-1)
- WHEN: 9 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 21
- OR: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
- TV: NBA Television
- Flow: Fubo.tv CLICK HERE
Key stats and facts for Mavericks vs Jazz
- The Jazz and the Mavericks played each other four times during the regular season, with the two teams each winning two home games.
- The Mavericks finished the regular season ranked second in points allowed per game (104.7), while the Jazz finished the regular season ranked seventh in points allowed per game (113.6).
- Utah is 29-12 at home this season, while Dallas is 23-18 on the road.
- Without Luka Doncic in the regular season and playoffs, the Mavericks are 9-10 overall.
What happened in game 2?
April 21, 2022 – Mavericks 110, Jazz 104
In Game 2, the Jazz beat the Mavericks 50-28 in the paint, but Dallas beat Utah 66-33 from the three-point line. Utah also outshot Dallas 50-31 in that game. Jalen Brunson had his best playoff performance of his career, scoring 41 points on 15-25 shooting, 6-10 three-pointers.
Game 2 Key Stats:
- Dallas went 22-47 (46.8%) from three-point range, while Utah went 11-29 (37.9%).
- The Mavericks only turned the ball over 3 times, which gave the Jazz 44 points. Utah turned the ball over 10 times, giving Dallas 12 points.
- Utah recorded 19 assists on 38 shots made (50%), while Dallas recorded 22 assists on 39 shots made (56.4%).
Latest injury news:
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike (ankle/foot) – OUT, Trent Forrest (foot) – OUT
Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) – OUT, Frank Ntilikina (illness) – OUT, Luka Doncic (calf) – QUESTIONABLE
PROJECTED MAVERICKS BEGINNERS:
- G Luka Doncic (Q)guard 6-7: 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.7 assists
- G.Jalen Brunsonguard 6-6: 17.0 points, 4.3 assists
- F Reggie Bullock6-6 forward: 8.6 points, 3.5 rebounds
- F Dorian Finney-Smith6-7 forward: 11.0 points, 4.7 rebounds
- C Dwight Powell6-10 center: 8.7 points, 4.9 rebounds
PROJECTED JAZZ ENTRANCE:
- Mike Conleyguard 6-1: 13.7 points, 5.3 assists
- Donovan Mitchellguard 6-1: 25.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists
- F Bojan Bogdanovic6-7 forward: 18.1 points, 4.3 rebounds
- F Royce O’Neale6-4 forward: 7.4 points, 4.8 rebounds
- C Rudy Gobert7-1 center: 15.6 points, 14.7 rebounds
- The Jazz are currently 6.5-point favorites over the Mavericks on Thursday morning.
- The over/under for this match is currently set at 210.5 points in total.
To monitor :
- The Dallas Mavericks haven’t won a playoff since winning their only title in franchise history in 2011.
- Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Jordan Clarkson continued to be one of the NBA’s top bench scorers, as the Jazz guard led the league in bench points during the regular season with 1 244 total points scored off the bench.
- Utah is 33-11 this season when making at least 15 three-pointers, while Dallas is 23-5 including the playoffs.
- The Jazz are 4-7 against the Mavericks in the playoffs, including this year. Dallas is 2-0 in the playoffs against Utah.
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