Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks have both shown good performances in the NBA Summer League this season. Dallas beat Chicago 91-75 Saturday as Miami dealt with San Antonio 75-74 in a close match. The next day, Dallas continued its comfortable winning margin against Phoenix with 88-77, making the Mavs undefeated so far into the Summer League 2017. Miami defeated Washington 91-87 on Monday and got its 2-0 victory rating for the League.
Tonight, the Heat and Mavs face off in a match that will be closely watched by countless basketball lovers as the teams are really impressing everyone with their stellar performances.
Watch Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks take on each other tonight at 8:00 PM EST.
Date and Time: July 11th, 2017 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Cox Pavilion Las Vegas, NV
TV: NBA TV (US)
In their match against the Washington Wizards, Bam Adebayo did a nice finish through the game. He also displayed a brilliant playstyle around the end. With 16 points, he got himself a plus-13 rating and we are looking forward to some more action from this teen talent. Later on, in the fourth quarter, Okaro White scored 10 points and got a game-highest rating of plus-15.
All in all, HEAT is getting real hot and showing the NBA Summer League their trademark aggressive and in-your-face playstyles. With their momentum built up, there is no stopping them. Or is there?
The show-stealer on the Mavs is certainly the rookie Dennis Smith Jr. He dominated the game against the Suns and led his team to an impressive 91-75 victory with his contribution of 25 points. Saturday in their first match in the Summer League 2017 against the Bulls, he tallied a charming 14-7-6. Smith is improving with each game, according to coach Jamahl Mosley.
This not only makes Smith confident but the whole team. Smith is averaging 19.5 points (26 minutes per game) with 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists. The Mavs are 2-0 so far into the Summer League and full of confidence. The team has been getting positive signs from fans.
The Mavs have some serious prospects. Tonight will tell how well they materialize against the HEAT.