NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineup Against LA Clippers for Game 7 Tonight

Published 06/06/2021, 3:58 PM EDT
May 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts in the closing second of the Mavericks win over the LA Clippers in game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


The Dallas Mavericks face off against the LA Clippers in a must-win Game 7 in the first round of the Playoffs. Given that they the underdogs in this matchup, Dallas have absolutely put on a show against the Clippers so far.

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First, they shocked the NBA with two consecutive wins at the Staples Center but had their backs against the wall as the Clippers made a comeback with two wins of their own. With Doncic struggling due to injury, the Mavs looked in massive trouble.

But Luka came in clutch in Game five. Scoring a mind-boggling 42 points along with 10 assists and 9 rebounds, the Slovenian put on a show in the Staples Center. While they did have a chance to close the series in Dallas, the Mavs did not have any answer for Kawhi Leonard.

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Jun 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks over Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) and center Boban Marjanovic (51) during the third quarter during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

With the Clippers trying to put on the clamps on Doncic, the Mavs will hope that their starters can support the Slovenian. So far only Tim Hardaway Jr. has been a constant in the Mavs starting five to score on a regular basis.

If the Mavericks want to complete the upset over the Clippers players like Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber have to score in double digits. Can Dallas finally clinch this series against the Western Conference juggernaut in Clippers?

Dallas Mavericks starting lineup against LA Clippers

The Mavericks have had success in the Staples Center in this playoff series. Their team has simply been unstoppable from the three point line so far and given the traps Clippers will put on Doncic, the Mavs will have to find success from the perimeter. Can Luka Doncic and Co. pull off an upset over the Clippers?

Predicted Lineup

Luka Doncic (G)

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Tim Hardaway Jr. (G)

Dorian Finney Smith (G)

Kristaps Porzingis (F)

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Boban Marjanovic (C)

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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