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Dan Hunter 05 Jun 2021
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Dallas Mavericks @ LA Clippers Live Stream & Tips 


The Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers meet for the seventh and final time in their NBA Playoff First Round series on Sunday, June 6. Of all the first-round best-of-seven game matchups, the Mavericks vs the Clippers is the only one to go the distance. The winner of Sunday’s decider progresses to the second round and a series against Western Conference top-seeds the Utah Jazz. 

Initially Dallas won the first two matches and looked on course for a relatively straightforward series victory. Instead, the LA Clippers staged a strong comeback, winning the next two games to level the series. Then on Wednesday, Slovenian powerhouse Luka Doncic hit 42 points for Dallas as the Mavericks took a 3-2 series lead with a 105-100 victory. The pressure on the Clippers was immense going into Friday’s encounter, but Kawhi Leonard scored 41 points and led Los Angeles to a desperately close 104-97 win to take the series into sudden-death. 

I’m backing the Dallas Mavericks to win this final game, my prime reasoning being they have Luka Doncic and the LA Clippers don’t. Time and again in all team sports we have seen the truly great players inspiring their teams to victory, Doncic is such a player and I feel Sunday’s game will be such an occasion. 

  • Clippers finished 4th in Western Conference 
  • Clippers 47-25 this season 
  • Mavericks finished 5th in Western Conference
  • Mavericks 42-30 this season

Head to Head


The Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers have played each other a total of 162 times in regular season games, with Dallas currently leading their head-to-head by 95 wins to 67. These two teams have played each other 10 times over the past three seasons, with LA leading 6-4. The Clippers and the Mavericks have met three times this season, with Dallas having a 2-1 edge, winning their final regular season game 105-89 in March. In their first playoff match, the Mavericks were victorious 113-103. 

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Although the LA Clippers will be going into Sunday’s game riding the momentum of Friday’s victory, overall in 2021 the Dallas Mavericks have the edge in wins, leading 5-4. And while the 4th seeded Clippers finished a place higher in the Western Conference than Dallas, the Mavericks had the better finish to the season, going 8-2 in their final 10 games compared to the 4-6 of LA. 

It was that great finish that led to Dallas’s 2-0 start in this series, but the Clippers are a classy team and were always going to put up a fight. Dallas have twice taken the lead and the Clippers have twice pulled back to level, yet haven’t led the series themselves. Could this be that they need to be behind to perform while the Mavericks don’t? We shall soon find out. 

LA Clippers Form


These are the third straight playoffs the LA Clippers have contested, and last year they also played the Dallas Mavericks in the first round. For awhile it was close, with the series all square at 2-2, then the Clippers pulled away for the 4-2 victory. It could be argued that last season the Clippers were a better team – they finished second in the Western Conference behind the Lakers.

Certainly the Clippers have been less consistent this season, finishing with a record of 47-25 and a win percentage of 0.653, compared to 49-23 and 0.681 in 2020. And while they had periods of the season where they were easily one of the top-3 teams, the Clippers had a poor finish to the season, with the worst final ten games of any of the top-six qualifiers in either conference. 

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Verdict

The LA Clippers vs the Dallas Mavericks are the only NBA Playoff First Round series to the distance. All of the matchups in the Eastern Conference were routs that finished 4-1 or worse, with scores slightly more competitive in the Western Conference matchups, surely a reflection on what is the stronger league.
 
Despite the scoreline, Dallas have dominated this series, always taking the lead, with the Clippers always having to play catch-up. In Luka Doncic the Mavericks have a player who was clearly born to win, and the rest of the team repeatedly raise their game to match his ambition.
 
I’m backing the Dallas Mavericks to defeat the LA Clippers on Sunday in a hard fought encounter, Dallas winning by ten points or less, in a matchup that will feature around 210 points.
Best Bet: Dallas Winner @220.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Dallas 6-10 Winning Margin @800.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Under 211 Total Points @100.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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