3rd Quarter Report

The Mavericks and the Timberwolves have shown up to the match, but their offenses sure haven't. The Mavericks have jumped out to a 60-52 lead against the Timberwolves.

The Mavericks entered the game having won four straight and they're just one quarter away from another. Will they make it five, or will the Timberwolves step up and spoil it? We'll know soon.

Who's Playing

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks

Regular Season Records: Minnesota 56-26, Dallas 50-32

Current Series Standings: Dallas 2, Minnesota 0

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After two games on the road, the Mavericks are heading back home. On Sunday, they will fight it out against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a Western Conference playoff matchup at 8:00 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks have insisted on making their lastthree contests complete nail-biters, turning in a record of 3-0 during that stretch of close contests.

The Timberwolves are out to put a dent in the Mavericks' postseason run, something the Timberwolves tried (and failed) to do on Friday. The Mavericks skirted by the Timberwolves 109-108 thanks to a clutch shot from Luka Doncic with 3 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The win was all the more spectacular given Dallas was down by 18 with 6:19 left in the second quarter.

Doncic was his usual excellent self, dropping a triple-double on 32 points, ten rebounds, and 13 assists. The match was his fourth in a row with at least 30 points.

The Mavericks are on top in this series right now, leading the Timberwolves 2-0. Check back on CBS Sports after the game to see if the Mavericks can extend their lead or if the Timberwolves can make up some ground.


Dallas is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Minnesota, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 3-point favorite.

The oddsmakers are predicting a defensive showdown and set the over/under low at 207.5 points.

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Series History

Minnesota has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Dallas.

  • May 24, 2024 - Dallas 109 vs. Minnesota 108
  • May 22, 2024 - Dallas 108 vs. Minnesota 105
  • Jan 31, 2024 - Minnesota 121 vs. Dallas 87
  • Jan 07, 2024 - Dallas 115 vs. Minnesota 108
  • Dec 28, 2023 - Minnesota 118 vs. Dallas 110
  • Dec 14, 2023 - Minnesota 119 vs. Dallas 101
  • Feb 13, 2023 - Minnesota 124 vs. Dallas 121
  • Dec 21, 2022 - Dallas 104 vs. Minnesota 99
  • Dec 19, 2022 - Minnesota 116 vs. Dallas 106
  • Mar 25, 2022 - Minnesota 116 vs. Dallas 95