Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm (HP Field House)
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The Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday in NBA preseason action at HP Field House.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a solid scrimmage victory after just losing to the Indiana Pacers. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.7 points and 8.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last six road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a bounce back showing after losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.4 points and 11.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks have been the better team through these scrimmages, which includes an upset victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Philadelphia 76ers just lost to a young team in the Oklahoma City Thunder and had their issues putting away the Memphis Grizzlies. The 76ers are a team that has a potential finals run on their mind and those type of teams don't really care about the result of meaningless games. The Dallas Mavericks are a younger team that's still fighting for respect in a loaded Western Conference and wins in these exhibitions go a little longer with teams trying to build confidence.
I'll give the edge to the Dallas Mavericks in this scrimmage on Tuesday night.