San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs take on the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.

The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on TNT. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the third of four match ups in the season between the two teams. The first two games were split between the two teams. The Mavericks won the most recent matchup 99-93 on December 20. Marco Belinelli led the Spurs with 21 points.

How will the Spurs fare against the Mavericks? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Dec 20, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Jeff Ayres (11) defends against Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Spurs 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 18-17 on the road and 44-25 overall. The Spurs are coming off a 114-95 win on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are 24-12 at home and 44-27 overall. The Mavericks are coming off a 98-92 loss on the road on Sunday. Chandler Parsons led the Mavericks with 19 points.


San Antonio Spurs

Manu Ginobili- Manu Ginobili is considered probable with a sprained right ankle.

Aron Baynes- Aron Baynes is out with injured ribs.

Dallas Mavericks

J.J. Barea- J.J. Barea is out with an ankle injury.

Devin Harris- Devin Harris is questionable for Tuesday’s game.

Key Mavericks Players

Monta Ellis- Monta Ellis is an explosive scorer as shown when in the previous two meetings against the Spurs. Ellis is averaging 32 points in the two games. On the season Ellis is averaging 19 points and 4.2 assists.

Dirk Nowitzki- Dirk Nowitzki may be 36 years old but he is still a dangerous player. On the season he is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds.

Chandler Parsons- Chandler Parsons is quietly having a solid season. With Ellis and Nowitzki on the roster, Parsons is the guy that the Mavericks need to play well to succeed. He is averaging 15.6 points and 4.8 rebounds.


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This game will certainly come down to the wire as it has serious implications for playoff seedings. The Spurs will come away with a close win as Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker will have big nights.

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