Doncic, Mavericks set for matchup with the Jazz
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Dallas Mavericks (26-24, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (25-26, 10th in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks face the Utah Jazz. Doncic ranks second in the NBA averaging 33.0 points per game.
The Jazz are 18-15 in Western Conference games. Utah has an 11-7 record in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Mavericks are 19-11 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas is last in the league scoring 42.3 points per game in the paint.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The Mavericks won the last meeting 103-100 on Nov. 3. Doncic scored 33 points to help lead the Mavericks to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Lauri Markkanen averages 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Jazz, scoring 24.8 points while shooting 43.0% from beyond the arc. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 21 points and 4.3 assists over the last 10 games for Utah.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, while averaging 13.6 points. Doncic is shooting 49.2% and averaging 29.8 points over the past 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 5-5, averaging 118.3 points, 46.7 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 5.3 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.0 points per game.
Mavericks: 3-7, averaging 113.1 points, 37.6 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.8 points.
INJURIES: Jazz: Micah Potter: out (elbow), Kelly Olynyk: out (ankle).
Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: out (hamstring), Luka Doncic: day to day (left ankle), Christian Wood: out (thumb).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.