Game Day Preview
“Ferrell (6-0, 180) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft and signed as a free agent with the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 9, 2016. The point guard saw action in 10 games and averaged 5.4 points, 1.7 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per contest before being waived on Dec. 8, 2016.” Who has been great coming in and taking advantage of every minute he gets out there on the floor, who in his 4 game tenure so far for the team, the rookie is averaging 17.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg, & a team leading 1.8 spg showing he can do a little bit of everything. Not to mention tying Rodrigue Beaubois’ rookie record for Dallas for most made threes in a game and also making the game-sealing 3-pointer against the Trail Blazers in the previous game.
Players to watch:
Nuggets: Nikola Jokic – 15.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.1apg
Mavericks: Yogi Ferrell – 17.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg https://youtu.be/KMQq3lmMUBM
Game time: 8pm CT
Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN
TV: Fox Sports SouthWest
Mavericks will have a tough task in containing Nuggets Center Jokic tonight as he is coming off his first career triple double in their last contest. Rick Carlisle on Nikola Jokic: “His skill level with shooting and passing is as good as anybody in the game at that position.” – via Earl K. Sneed FSSW
The Nuggets(22-28) are averaging a solid 116.6ppg in the month of January and in those 22 wins they average 117.7ppg so main keys in this game is to keep up out great team play to keep the win streak going. Limiting Jokic and Gallinari(17.2ppg) their leading scorer tonight, keeping team chemistry, and defensive stops are what I believe to get a another win tonight against Denver. Mavericks are 1-1 against Denver in with a 112-92 win and a 117-107 loss. The Denver Nuggets currently sit in the 8th seed in the Western conference standings, with Dallas in 10th but trailing just 2 games behind and what better a night than tonight to get another win. Barnes looks to keep up his scoring pace leading the team with 20.4ppg tonight and Seth Curry gonna be looking to keep up his great play in previous games into tonight’s game as well.
Deron Williams (left great toe sprain) — doubtful
Andrew Bogut (right hamstring strain) — out
J.J. Barea (left calf strain) — out
Written by: Drew Ivery