The Dallas Mavericks finally seemed to right the ship against the admittedly putrid Philadelphia 76ers. A win's a win but sufficed to say, this matchup will be just a bit tougher with the Thunder coming to town for the final matchup between the two teams.
What has OKC done lately?
The Thunder dropped back-to-back home games for the first time this season, and making matters worse, their last game against Cleveland produced their largest margin of defeat in the 2015-16 campaign. OKC appears to be healthy for the most part (Andre Roberson is still out), so we can probably assume this was just a bad weekend. Prior to those losses, the Thunder had won 20 of their last 24.
What happened the last time these two teams met?
OKC beat Dallas back on January 22nd (despite Salah Mejri doing this), and Thunder are in fact are going for a clean sweep of the Mavs. Two of the Thunder's trio of wins were by three points, and a third was a blowout. Couple this knowledge with the fact that OKC might have some steam to blow off from their worst loss of the year, and the Mavs might be in trouble.
Will David Lee be available?
All signs point to newest Mav David Lee being available to play in Wednesday's game. Lee has practiced with the team and has apparently received a "crash course" on the Dallas offense. If nothing else, hopefully Lee can help the Mavs on the boards, where the Thunder have had a decided advantage over Dallas for years.
How to watch
Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 Eastern Time (7:30 CT) on FSSW, or on League Pass via your streaming device. Let's go Mavs!