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Dallas Mavericks - Oklahoma City Thunder predictions and free betting tips [19/05/2024]

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Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
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19.05.2024, 00:10
117 : 116
117:116 (48:64)
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
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Odds: 2.47Stake: 5/10
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lose
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Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder will face off tomorrow morning in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference.

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of making it to the conference finals after a crucial victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Luka Dončić once again showcased his leadership skills, achieving a triple-double with 31 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. His performance helped the team take control in Game 5 of the series, where the Mavericks displayed a high shooting percentage. Kyrie Irving highlighted that the series against the Thunder has been one of the toughest of his career, noting the need to maintain a high level of concentration.

Irving also mentioned that the team's success is possible only if every player feels at their best, stressing the importance of teamwork and mutual support.

The Mavericks exhibit confidence and unity, bolstered by excellent performances not just from stars but also from bench players. Dereck Lively and Derrick Jones Jr. made significant contributions to the team's success, helping to maintain the lead and control the game in the second half. Derrick Jones contributed 19 points, while Dereck Lively added 11 points along with 10 rebounds off the bench. Overall, the Dallas Mavericks showed high efficiency, shooting 52% from the field and sinking 14 out of 35 three-pointers. They managed to take the initiative confidently, scoring 30 points in the second quarter and taking a double-digit lead. In the second half, the team demonstrated excellent defence, maintaining the lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kyrie Irving had a less conspicuous game, scoring only 12 points and recording 4 assists, hitting 5 out of 11 shots in 39 minutes on the court. This approach gives the Mavericks a good chance to close out the series in their favour in the next game.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are facing the task of saving their season after losing to the Dallas Mavericks 92-104 in Game 5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander once again led the team, scoring 30 points. The team performed well despite the loss, keeping the score close until the end of the first half. However, poor three-point shooting (10 out of 40) played against them. In response to the loss, the Thunder coaching staff made changes to the lineup, benching Josh Giddey. Despite the adjustments, the team couldn't improve their offensive results as Isaiah Joe managed only 6 points.

Chet Holmgren added 13 points, while Jalen Williams and Lu Dort each scored 12 points. Overall, Oklahoma City Thunder shot just 42% from the field and 10 out of 40 from three-point range. Despite being 10 points behind at halftime, the team managed to keep the game competitive. Josh Giddey scored 11 points in 12 minutes off the bench, while Isaiah Joe managed just six points, hitting two out of nine shots. The Thunder understand the difficulty of winning the next game on the road but are determined to fight until the end.

Jalen Williams emphasized the importance of commitment and team play. He stated that the team can succeed if they stick to their game plan and ignore external pressure. This shows that the Thunder are not giving up and are ready to fight for every opportunity to turn the series around.

Match Prediction: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

I anticipate a seventh game in the series, as both teams are evenly matched, although the Mavericks have more experience. The Thunder's bench has been performing excellently all season, which could play a crucial role in tomorrow's endurance battle. I’m placing my bet on the visitors with high odds.

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