Doncic, Dallas set for matchup against Minnesota

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Dallas Mavericks (42-29, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (22-49, 13th in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic leads Dallas into a matchup against Minnesota. He's sixth in the league averaging 27.9 points per game.

The Timberwolves are 14-27 in conference games. Minnesota is 10-27 against opponents over .500.

The Mavericks are 21-20 in conference play. Dallas is sixth in the Western Conference allowing just 109.8 points while holding opponents to 45.9% shooting.

The two teams play for the third time this season. The Mavericks defeated the Timberwolves 128-108 in their last meeting on March 24. Kristaps Porzingis led Dallas with 29 points, and Anthony Edwards paced Minnesota scoring 29 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: D'Angelo Russell ranks second on the Timberwolves with 2.8 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 18.9 points while shooting 38.9% from beyond the arc. Jarred Vanderbilt is shooting 67.0% and averaging 6.3 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Tim Hardaway Jr. leads the Mavericks averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers while scoring 16.6 points per game and shooting 39% from beyond the arc. Doncic is averaging 21.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while shooting 39.2% over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 5-5, averaging 118.6 points, 48.1 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.9 points on 47.5% shooting.

Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 115.6 points, 41.8 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points on 47.3% shooting.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Malik Beasley: out (hamstring), Jarrett Culver: out for season (ankle).

Mavericks: JJ Redick: out (heel), Maxi Kleber: day to day (achilles).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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