Doncic leads Dallas into the matchup with Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lakers (15-13, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (14-13, seventh in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks host the Los Angeles Lakers. Doncic is currently ninth in the NBA and scores 25.6 points per game.

The Mavericks are 11-6 in conference play. Dallas is eighth in the Western Conference with 10.0 offensive rebounds per game, led by Kristaps Porzingis averaging 2.2.

The Lakers have won 7-9 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is third in the Western Conference, scoring 111.3 points per game and shooting 46.6%.

TOP PERFORMER: Doncic averages 25.6 points, eight rebounds and 8.5 assists for the Mavericks. Porzingis has averaged 17.1 points in their last 10 games for Dallas.

Carmelo Anthony averaged 2.4 points per game for the Lakers, scoring 13.5 points while shooting 41.2% off the bat. LeBron James scores 52.0% and averaged 29.8 points in the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 104.9 points, 41.4 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 6.2 steals, and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% off the field. Your opponents averaged 102.9 points per game.

Lakers: 6-4, averaging 113.7 points, 47.2 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 9.0 steals, and 5.4 blocks per game, while 47.6% were shot out of the field. Your opponents averaged 107.9 points.

INJURIES: Mavericks: Sterling Brown: off (foot), Luka Doncic: off (ankle), Willie Cauley Stone: off (in person).

Lakers: Trevor Ariza: off (ankle), Anthony Davis: day in and day out (knee), Kendrick Nunn: off (knee).


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

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