Mavericks-Timberwolves Preview

Automated InsightsNovember 30, 2013

The Dallas Mavericks take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks are looking to move further above .500 as they are currently 10-7. On the other hand, the visiting Timberwolves are not above .500 on the season, coming in with an 8-9 record. This game has a start time of 8:30 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-N and FSN-SW.

The Mavericks are expecting better results after their disappointing 88-87 loss to the Hawks. Shawn Marion recorded 15 points and 12 rebounds, earning his fourth double-double of the year. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are coming off a 117-110 loss at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. Minnesota still lost despite the best effort of Nikola Pekovic, who recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Timberwolves winning the first matchup, 116-108. Kevin Love put up a double-double in that victory with 32 points and 15 rebounds.

It will be a matchup of strength against strength, as the high-octane offense of Dallas (fifth in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 105.5) takes on the stingy defense of Minnesota (fourth in the league with a defensive efficiency of 98.4).