Kyrie Irving and the Dallas Mavericks will be taking on the Utah Jazz tonight. As NBA fans might be aware, the Mavericks were unable to make the playoffs last season. In order to prevent such a disappointing outcome from occurring once again, the Mavs have started off much better this season and currently hold a record of 11 wins and 8 losses.
Compared to the Mavericks, the Jazz have gotten off to a slower start this NBA season. Perhaps this isn’t too surprising considering the difference in experience and star power between both teams. The Utah Jazz have a record of 7 wins and 13 losses.
As the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz get ready to play, let us take a look at the injury reports and expected starting lineups. Additionally, a prediction for this game will also be made towards the end.
Kyrie Irving is available for the Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz game tonight
Although Luka Doncic is still the best player and leader on the Dallas Mavericks, there is no denying that the addition of Irving to the roster gives the team a chance to go deep into the playoffs and even win an NBA title. After all, Kyrie’s ball-handling and shot-creating abilities are second to none in the league.
Dallas Mavericks injury report
- Josh Green (out)
- Maxi Kleber (out)
- Grant Williams (questionable)
Dallas Mavericks expected starting lineup
- Kyrie Irving
- Luka Doncic
- Derrick Jones Jr.
- Dwight Powell
- Dereck Lively II
Utah Jazz injury report
- Jordan Clarkson (out)
- Kelly Olynk (out)
- Lauri Markkanen (out)
Utah Jazz expected starting lineup
- Keyonte George
- Ochai Agbaji
- Simone Fontecchio
- John Collins
- Omer Yurtseven
As we can tell from the injury reports, several key players from both sides look compromised and might not play. Be that as it may, here are the predictions for this match.
The Mavericks are favored over the Jazz tonight
Although important players such as Grant Williams and Maxi Kleber don’t look healthy for this game, the Mavericks will still be favored to win over the Utah Jazz. After all, Luka and Kyrie are expected to be the clear-cut best duo on the court tonight.