Dallas visits Brooklyn following Irving’s 60-point game

March 16, 2022 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (42-26, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (36-33, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT


BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hosts the Dallas Mavericks after Kyrie Irving scored 60 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ 150-108 win over the Orlando Magic.

The Nets are 14-18 on their home court. Brooklyn is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.9 points while shooting 47.1% from the field.

The Mavericks have gone 19-14 away from home. Dallas is the best team in the Western Conference allowing only 103.5 points per game while holding opponents to 45.5% shooting.

The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Nets defeated the Mavericks 102-99 in their last matchup on Dec. 8. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 24 points, and Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 28 points.


TOP PERFORMERS: Patty Mills is averaging 12.5 points for the Nets. Irving is averaging 37.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 58.6% over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Doncic is averaging 28 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists for the Mavericks. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 5-5, averaging 118.5 points, 40.5 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.

Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 108.2 points, 39.8 rebounds, 20.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle), Cam Thomas: out (back), LaMarcus Aldridge: out (hip), Seth Curry: out (ankle).

Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Reggie Bullock: out (personal), Theo Pinson: out (finger), Marquese Chriss: out (knee).


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