Doncic leads Dallas against Philadelphia after 40-point showing
Philadelphia 76ers (31-20, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (29-23, fifth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas hosts the Philadelphia 76ers after Luka Doncic scored 40 points in the Dallas Mavericks’ 120-114 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Mavericks are 16-10 on their home court. Dallas has a 3-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The 76ers are 17-9 on the road. Philadelphia ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 12.4 fast break points per game led by Tyrese Maxey averaging 2.6.
TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic is shooting 44.5% and averaging 26.0 points for the Mavericks. Reggie Bullock is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Joel Embiid is scoring 29.1 points per game with 10.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the 76ers. Tobias Harris is averaging 20.9 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 53.5% over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 6-4, averaging 109.7 points, 44.0 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points per game.
76ers: 7-3, averaging 109.6 points, 43.1 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points.
INJURIES: Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Sterling Brown: out (foot), Kristaps Porzingis: out (knee).
76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Seth Curry: out (back), Shake Milton: out (back), Furkan Korkmaz: out (knee).