Western Conference 6th seeded Utah Jazz and 7th seed Dallas Mavericks will lock horns today in Orlando. Here we look at the match preview and TV Schedule for the game.
The race for 6th spot in Western conference is heating up. Both the Mavericks and Jazz are fighting for a higher seed and would be giving it their all tonight.
Although they are both safe, the Mavericks are looking to improve their standing before the playoffs. Utah Jazz had a good start to the NBA 2020 restart with a win, but have lost 4 of their last 5 games. In the last game, the suffered an exhausting double overtime defeat to the Nuggets.
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With much fatigue, it will be a tremendous task for Jazz to defeat the Mavs, who are coming into the game with a win against the top seed Milwaukee Bucks in their previous game.
The Mavs are one place below the Jazz. Currently 4-2 in the bubble, a win here could help them secure the 6th position and kick the Jazz down to 7th. This would be extremely beneficial for the Mavs, as it will help them avoid the Clippers in Round 1 of the playoffs.
With Clippers being hot favourites for the title, a 6th seed finish is of paramount importance in the West.
Where to watch Mavericks vs Jazz TV and Online?
The game is set to tip off at 3PM ET. Mavericks fans can live stream the game on the Mavericks website or App.
AT&T-SportsNet- Rocky Mountain, Fox Sports SouthWest- Dallas and TSN1 will also broadcast the game.
The game is also available on NBA TV. Fans can watch it with the help of NBA League Pass. You can buy the NBA league pass through the NBA website and official mobile app.
The game can also be live streamed on Fubo.tv.
How are the teams lined up?
Porzingis and Luka Doncic have worked hard for the Mavs on the court in the NBA restart. The were trailing the Bucks by 9 points at halftime before the pulled off a comeback victory. They have been consistent throughout the season. They are the highest scoring duo in the NBA bubble right now, combining to drop 62.8 points per game as of yesterday.
Seth Curry is also expected to come back to the court tonight.
Luka has been playing on a different planet in the Bubble, having already registered 3 triple doubles. With the way he is performing on both ends of the court, the Jazz will have their hands full tonight.
Predicted lineup: Seth Curry, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porzingis.
The Jazz still have a shot at making the top 5 in the table. To do that, they have to win against the Mavericks tonight. Currently, they are tied with OKC.
This is tough game to win for Jazz, but a miraculous performance from Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert could turn the game on its head.
Donova Mitchell started off his Bubble campaign brilliantly, excelling in that win against Lakers, but since then he has found it a little difficult to get going. Jazz need their support cast to help Mitchell out offensively and get some burden off Rudy Gobert when it comes to the defensive end of the court.
Containing Luka would be task one for tonight, and Jazz would be hoping he finally has an off night inside the Bubble.
Predicted lineup: Mike Conley Jr., Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert