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The Jazz are in the postseason for the sixth straight year, but they enter in a bit of a slump as they have lost seven of their past 11 games. That includes a loss to the Mavs on March 27. But Rudy Gobert didn’t play in that 114-100 defeat and Luka Doncic did for Dallas, putting up 32 points and 10 rebounds. Of course, Doncic is out for Game 1, and his injury status will be a top story for the entire series. All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell has been fantastic for the Jazz this season, leading the team in points (26.0), assists (5.3) and steals (1.5) per game.
With Doncic ruled out for Game 1, the Mavs are a home underdog for Saturday (+5, +165 moneyline). Minus their team leader, the Mavs will need to get more out of Spencer Dinwiddie and Jalen Brunson offensively, while Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock become more important as shooters on the perimeter now.