Dallas takes on Utah, seeks to end 3-game skid
By The Associated Press
Dallas Mavericks (26-32, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (32-26, sixth in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Saturday, 10 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas looks to stop its three-game slide with a victory over Utah.
The Jazz are 18-10 on their home court. Utah is 0-5 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Mavericks are 14-21 against conference opponents. Dallas averages 15.3 turnovers per game and is 15-7 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents. In their last meeting on Nov. 14, the Mavericks won 118-68. Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 19 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jae Crowder leads the Jazz averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers and scoring 12 points per game while shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Donovan Mitchell has averaged 25.8 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 39.4 percent over the last 10 games for Utah.
Barnes ranks second on the Mavericks averaging 17.7 points and grabbing 4.2 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith has averaged 6.4 rebounds and added 9.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 105.1 points, 43.2 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 5.5 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting.
Jazz: 6-4, averaging 117.2 points, 46.5 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 7.6 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting.
Jazz Injuries: Tony Bradley: out (knee), Dante Exum: out (ankle).
Mavericks Injuries: Kristaps Porzingis: out for season (knee), J.J. Barea: out for season (lower leg), Luka Doncic: out (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.
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