The Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 102-77 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series and now Dallas is just one win away from securing their first playoff win since 2011.
In what turned out to be a very lopsided game, the Mavericks got away with Game 5 not just because of their defensive intensity, but because of Luka Doncic’s skill on the offensive end of the field.
Doncic scored a game-high 33 points on 11-22 shooting from the floor and he also added 13 rebounds and 5 assists to his name in Monday’s win for Dallas.
Utah was limited to just 37.7 percent shooting from the floor in that game and just 3-30 (10 percent) from three-point range over 48 minutes of play.
To make matters worse for the Jazz, All-Star Donovan Mitchell left the game early with a left hamstring injury in the fourth quarter.
Mitchell said after the game that he would be fine and on Thursday the Jazz announced he was “ready to go” for Game 6 despite some pain from the bilateral quadriceps contusion that team medical staff gave him. diagnosed.
The Jazz now have their backs against the wall, facing a scenario in which they will have to beat one of the best defensive teams in the league in back-to-back games to keep their season alive and potentially prevent their franchise from collapsing from the start. inside. .
Can Utah extend this streak to a deciding Game 7 or will Dallas close out this first-round streak on the road?
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 Mavericks vs. Jazz
- WHO: Dallas Mavericks (3-2) against Utah Jazz (2-3)
- WHAT: First Round of Western Conference Playoffs – Game 6 (Mavericks lead 3-2)
- WHEN: 10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 28
- OR: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
- TV: DTT
- 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 30-13 at home this season, while Dallas is 24-19 on the road, including the playoffs.
What happened in game 5?
April 25, 2022 – Mavericks 102, Jazz 77
Between Donovan Mitchell getting bumped and the Jazz just not making shots from the perimeter, Game 5 was a very long night for Utah. As for the Mavericks, their defense and offense look very comfortable right now as Luka Doncic shows no signs of limiting due to the calf injury that kept him out a few games earlier in this series. Utah was held to just 3-30 from three-point range in Game 5, as the Mavericks were +27 from beyond the arc.
Game 5 Key Stats:
- Dallas went 12-43 (27.9%) from three-point range, while Utah went 3-30 (10.0%).
- The Mavericks returned the ball 11 times, which gave the Jazz 7 points. Utah turned the ball over 13 times, giving Dallas 21 points.
- Utah recorded 12 assists on 29 shots completed (41.4%), while Dallas recorded 16 assists on 37 shots completed (43.2%).
Latest injury news:
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike (ankle/foot) – OUT, Trent Forrest (foot) – OUT, Donovan Mitchell (quadruple) – LIKELY
Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) – OUT
PROJECTED MAVERICKS BEGINNERS:
- G Luka Doncicguard 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
- G Donovan Mitchell (P)guard 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 favorites by 1 point over the Jazz as of Thursday morning, according to fanduel.com.
- The over/under for this match is currently set at 209.5 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 24-6, including the playoffs.
- The Jazz are 5-9 against the Mavericks in the playoffs, including this year. Dallas is 2-0 in the playoffs against Utah.
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