Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction & Preview – Live NBA NCAA Basketball Streams

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That Dallas Mavericks will launch their campaign in 2021 against Atlanta Hawks Thursday evening. The Mavericks finished the 2020 season with a record of 42-30, which was fifth in the Western Conference. The Hawks finished the 2020 season with a record of 41-31, which was fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Dallas.

The Mavericks are hoping to get out of the first round this season

The Mavericks made the playoffs last season, for the second year in a row, but they were again skipped in the first round. They hired Jason Kidd in the offseason to lead the charge and they hope to get past the first round this year.

Dallas averaged 112.4 points per game. Match last season. They scored 47 percent of their field goals and 38.1 percent of their three-pointers.

Luka Doncic has established himself as an MVP challenger this season, averaging 27.7 points, eight rebounds and 8.6 assists per game last season. Kristaps Porzingis led the team in rebounding. He averaged 20.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Match.

Dallas played well defensively last season, giving up 111.1 points per game. Match. Despite their performance, they will have to improve the defensive end if they want to be considered legitimate candidates.

Hawks hope for deep playoff run

The Hawks ended their three-year playoff drought last season and surprised many by coming to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to the final champions in six games. As the team brings their young core back, expectations are very high in Atlanta this season.

Atlanta averaged 113.7 points per game. Match last season. They scored 46.8 percent of their field goals and 33.4 percent of their three-pointers.

Trae Young led Atlanta in scoring and assists last season. He averaged 25.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 9.4 assists per game. Match. John Collins averaged 17.6 points, 7.4 rebounds per game. Match, while Clint Capela, who led the team in rebounding, averaged 15.2 points and 14.3 rebounds per game. Match.

Atlanta also played well defensively last season, giving up 110.7 points per game. Match. With Nate McMillan having an entire offseason to implement his system, you can expect them to get better this season.

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