Clippers and Mavericks ready for winner’s Game 7

Dallas Mavericks (42-30, fifth in Western Conference regular season) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (47-25, fourth in Western Conference regular season)

Los Angeles; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT

FIRST ROUND OF THE WEST CONFERENCE: Tied series 3-3

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round. The Clippers won the previous meeting 104-97. Kawhi Leonard scored 45 points to help LA win and Luka Doncic scored 29 points in the loss to Dallas.

The Clippers are 27-15 in Western Conference games. Los Angeles is 46-18 in games when scoring over 100 points.

The Mavericks are 21-21 in Western Conference play. Dallas is ninth in the Western Conference with 34.2 defensive rebounds per game led by Doncic with an average of 7.2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ivica Zubac leads the Clippers with 7.2 rebounds and an average of 9 points. Leonard is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 48.2% in the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Jalen Brunson sits second in the Mavericks with an average of 3.5 assists while scoring 12.6 points per game. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and three rebounds while shooting 43.6% in the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 5-5, averaging 110.7 points, 43.1 rebounds, 22.7 assists, seven steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field . Their opponents average 105.6 points on 45.7% shots.

Mavericks: 5-5, averaging 109.5 points, 40 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 5.6 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have an average of 113.8 points on 49.4% of shots.

INJURIES: Clippers: Serge Ibaka: day to day (back).

Mavericks: JJ Redick: out (heel), Luka Doncic: day to day (neck), Maxi Kleber: day to day (achilles).


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