Mavericks-Timberwolves Preview

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).