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.