George and the Thunder face the Mavericks

1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, March 31 2019 Mar 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 1:15 AM March 31, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

Dallas Mavericks (29-46, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (44-32, eighth in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Paul George leads Oklahoma City into a matchup with Dallas. He currently ranks second in the NBA scoring 28.2 points per game.

The Thunder have gone 24-13 in home games. Oklahoma City ranks second in the Western Conference in rebounding with 47.8 rebounds. Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder with 11.0 boards.

The Mavericks are 15-31 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas is 10-20 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Thunder won the last matchup between these two squads 122-102 on Dec. 31. Westbrook scored 32 points to help lead Oklahoma City to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: George has averaged 28.2 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Thunder. Jerami Grant is averaging two made 3-pointers and 13.2 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

Jalen Brunson ranks third on the Mavericks averaging 2.9 assists while scoring 9 points per game. Maxi Kleber has averaged 1.4 made 3-pointers and scored 9.3 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 2-8, averaging 110.7 points, 43.4 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 5.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting.

Thunder: 4-6, averaging 105.2 points, 45.1 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108 points on 46.4 percent shooting.

Thunder Injuries: Andre Roberson: out (knee).

Mavericks Injuries: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out for season (leg), Kristaps Porzingis: out for season (knee), J.J. Barea: out for season (lower leg), Luka Doncic: out (thigh).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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