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Four Pointer: Previewing the Utah Jazz

Four games left. This one is the easiest. Also, with the Spurs coming up next, a must win.

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awwwwwwwwwwwww like prom all over again
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What stat, player or fact might surprise you about Utah?

Utah has six players who average double figures, more than the Mavericks' five. They just don't have a Dirk Nowitzki or Monta Ellis, who both average more than Gordon Hayward's 16 a game.

What do the Mavs need to do to be successful against Utah?

Well, it starts with an inspiring Rick Carlisle speech that goes something like this:

Rick; "Hey dudes." Everyone: "Hey coach." Rick: "I told you to call me dudebro." Marion: "Man, you KNOW we said we ain't doing that." Rick: *wipes away single tear* Rick: "Okay, Utah is tonight. You've beat them three times." Jae: "So....?" Rick: "Just beat them, okay?" Monta: "Yeah. But let's make it close in the fourth quarter. Just for fun." Vince: "Ok, and it's your turn to miss two huge free throws down the stretch." Monta: "That won't even be a problem."

What are Utah's biggest strength and weakness?

They've got a young team that isn't really playing for anything. And on the other end, the Mavericks are desperately playing for the playoffs. So..........

The Mavs will win?

I don't know. Yeah, probably.