The Dallas Mavericks (36-38) have dropped down to 11th in the Western Conference, following a three-game losing streak as they prepare to take on the Charlotte Hornets (24-51) at the Spectrum Center on Sunday.
The Mavericks faced a disappointing defeat against the Hornets (117-109) in the first part of the doubleheader last night. Despite Doncic and Irwing playing together, the Mavericks fell short by 8 points. Doncic finished the game with 34 points while Irwing had 18 points. But it wasn’t enough as Gordon Hayward and PJ Washington ended up scoring 25 and 28 points for the Hornets. With this loss, the Mavs are now behind in the playoff race. They are only 3-7 in their last 10 games and the journey to the playoff has become increasingly difficult as the number of games left in the regular season is very few.
On the other hand, the Hornets are simply looking to end their season on a high note as they are already out of the playoff race. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games, a number which they would like to improve by the end of the regular season.
Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets: Match Details
Fixture: Dallas Mavericks @ Charlotte Hornets
Date & Time: Sunday, March 26, 01:00 p.m ET
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets: Injury Report
Only Tim Hardaway Jr. is probable in the Mavs lineup due to illness. Terry Rozier has been listed as doubtful for the Hornets because of a foot injury and Kelly Oubre Jr. is questionable due to a shoulder injury. James Bouknight misses out with an ankle problem while Cody Martin is out with a knee injury. Lamelo Ball is out for the season due to an ankle injury.
Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets: Injury List
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||Dallas Mavericks||Probable||Illness|
|Terry Rozier||Charlotte Hornets||Doubtful||Foot|
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||Charlotte Hornets||Questionable||Shoulder|
|James Bouknight||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Anklle|
|Cody Martin||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Knee|
|Lamelo Ball||Charlotte Hornets||Out||Ankle|
Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets: Betting Odds
|Dallas Mavericks||-450||-10 (-110)||O 228.5 (-110)|
|Charlotte Hornets||+350||+10 (-110)||U 228.5 (-110)|
Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets: Starting 5s
Mavs: F Reggie Bullock, F Maxi Kiebler, C Dwight Powell, G Kyrie Irving, G Luka Doncic
Hornets: F Gordon Hayward, F PJ Washington, C Nick Richards, G Sviatoslav Mikhailliuk, G Dennis Smith Jr.
Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets: Betting Prediction
The Hornets have a 1-0 lead over the Mavericks in the one game they played against each other this season. They now have a chance at home to double the lead and spoil the Mavs’ chances for the playoffs. The Mavs cannot afford to lose more games if they are to give themselves a chance to qualify. They will have come up with their A-game. They are better than the Hornets in both offense and defense. The partnership between Kyrie and Luka has not clicked yet and it is high time that the two deliver. They need to end their three-game losing run and start a series of victories. Expect the Mavs to come out big and cover the spread tonight.