Clippers try to secure series victory over the Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers (49-23, second in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Dallas Mavericks (43-32, seventh in the Western Conference during the regular season)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
LINE: Clippers -10; over/under is 238.5
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Los Angeles leads series 3-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers look to clinch the series over the Dallas Mavericks in game six of the Western Conference first round. The Clippers won the last meeting 154-111. Paul George scored 35 points to help lead Los Angeles to the victory and Luka Doncic scored 22 points in the loss for Dallas.
The Mavericks are 27-20 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas is second in the Western Conference with 36.4 defensive rebounds per game led by Doncic averaging 8.1.
The Clippers are 32-16 in Western Conference play. Los Angeles is fourth in the NBA scoring 116.4 points per game while shooting 46.6%.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 43.4% and averaging 15.8 points. Seth Curry is averaging 10.2 points and 1.2 rebounds while shooting 41.4% over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Clippers. George is averaging 16.8 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 31.8% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 120.7 points, 42.2 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 5.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 128.3 points on 50.4% shooting.
Clippers: 7-3, averaging 124.8 points, 45.6 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 7.2 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.6 points on 47.5% shooting.
INJURIES: Mavericks: Trey Burke: day to day (ankle), Dwight Powell: out for season (achilles), Dorian Finney-Smith: day to day (hip), Luka Doncic: day to day (ankle), Kristaps Porzingis: out (knee), Courtney Lee: out (calf).
Clippers: Patrick Beverley: day to day (calf).
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