Doncic and the Mavericks face the Pacers

December 9, 2021 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (12-12, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (11-16, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks square off against the Indiana Pacers. Doncic ranks ninth in the NBA averaging 25.6 points per game.

The Pacers are 8-6 on their home court. Indiana ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 45.5 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis leads the Pacers with 12.0 boards.

The Mavericks are 6-6 in road games. Dallas ranks sixth in the Western Conference allowing only 105.6 points while holding opponents to 46.9% shooting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Malcolm Brogdon is scoring 20.3 points per game and averaging 5.7 rebounds for the Pacers. Justin Holiday is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Doncic averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, scoring 25.6 points while shooting 33.5% from beyond the arc. Kristaps Porzingis is shooting 48.3% and averaging 19.5 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.


LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 5-5, averaging 110.1 points, 46.3 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.9 points per game.

Mavericks: 3-7, averaging 104.0 points, 39.3 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Justin Holiday: out (health protocols), T.J. Warren: out (foot).

Mavericks: Sterling Brown: out (foot), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (personal).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.