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

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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

Mar 24, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward

Dirk Nowitzki

(41) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs forward

Marco Belinelli

(3) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks won 101-94. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

This is the fourth and final matchup of the series between the two teams. The Mavericks have won two of the three meetings. The Mavericks won 101-94 on Tuesday. Kawhi Leonard went for 19 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

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!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 27-8 at home and 45-26 overall. The Spurs are coming off a 130-91 loss against the Thunder. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points and 6 assists.

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are 20-15 on the road and 45-27 overall. The Mavericks are coming off their win against the Spurs. Monta Ellis went for 38 points and 5 assists.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injuries.

Dallas Mavericks

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

Richard Jefferson– Richard Jefferson is questionable with a back injury.

Keys To Beating Mavericks

-Contain Monta Ellis

In three meetings against the Spurs, Monta Ellis has destroyed them. Ellis is averaging 34 points in the three games. What makes it incredible is that he is shooting 59% from the field.

-Keep Mavericks Under 100

This is harder than it sounds. The Mavericks are third in the league scoring as they average 104.6 points. If the Spurs keep the Mavericks under 100 they have a terrific chance of winning.

Prediction

. 99. 29. 94. 79

The Spurs will get revenge from their loss to Dallas on Tuesday and beat them in a close one. A day off after a terrific win against the Thunder will pay dividends for San Antonio.

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