WHAT: The Mavericks begin the climb back to .500 against a hobbled Wolves squad.
WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CT
THE STORY: The Maverick’s COVID luck was pretty lousy and forced them to face the league’s toughest schedule without many key contributors. Even with the phenom Luka Doncic able and willing, the team struggled mightily through a 6-game losing streak.
The Timberwolves, on the other hand, are facing a similar situation, but flipped. With team MVP Karl-Anthony Townes set to miss his 13th straight game, Minny comes into Dallas having won only three of their last 12 games sans Townes. More than any team in the league, Dallas can certainly commiserate, but all the same, they’re entering a stretch of their schedule where they need to start stringing together some wins, and tonight’s tilt against a hobbled Timberwolves certainly fits the mold of a winnable game.