Two of the hottest teams in the league right now will be colliding in San Francisco this Wednesday, as the Golden State Warriors host the Dallas Mavericks in a marquee showdown between Western Conference title contenders. Will the Warriors stop Dallas? Or, will the Mavericks keep the good times rolling with another win?

Catch this game live on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM, Manila time

Away: Dallas Mavericks (45-29, 23-14 Away)

Projected Starting Five:

  • Luka Doncic
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Derrick Jones Jr.
  • P.J. Washington
  • Daniel Gafford

The Mavs are now the hottest team in the league after snapping the Houston Rockets’ incredible 11-game win streak in a 125-107 win on the road last Monday. Dallas actually did the Warriors a big favor with that win, as the Rockets have been breathing hard on Golden State’s neck in the Western Conference standings. After scoring 47 points on 18/30 shooting from the field, Luka Doncic will look to strike again while his hands burn as hot as the pavement during noontime in Manila. 

Over the last five games, the Slovenian superstar has averaged 32.8 points on 50.5 FG%. But it’s not just him fueling Dallas’ surge. Kyrie Irving has produced 24.2 points on 50 FG% in the last five Mavs games, while Daniel Gafford and PJ Washington continue to be excellent pieces alongside Doncic and Irving.  Don’t sleep on Dallas’ defense, too. In their last seven games, the Mavs have held opponents to just 102.9 points – fourth-best in the league in that span. When Dallas defeated the Warriors back in mid-March at home, 109-99, the Dubs shot just 40.2 FG%.


Home: Golden State Warriors (40-34, 18-19 Home)

Projected Starting Five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Klay Thompson (Probable)
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Jonathan Kuminga (Questionable)
  • Draymond Green

The Warriors have cobbled a nice run themselves of late, as they will be entering Wednesday’s game versus the Mavs on a four-game win streak. In their most recent outing, the Dubs concluded a five-game road trip with a 117-113 victory over Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. As usual, Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State, as the two-time MVP had 33 points and eight assists with seven 3-pointers. 

What was unusual was Draymond Green’s 21 points and a perfect 2/2 line from deep. Green isn’t likely to score that many points again this Wednesday, but also remember that he did not play in the March meeting with Dallas due to a back issue. He should be able to impact the game one way or another this time around. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson and Jonathan Kuminga both carry question marks heading into the meeting with the Mavs. The Warriors are third in the NBA overall with a 60.5 percent success rate ( 23-15-1) in covering the spread in games that followed a win.


Spread: Golden State Warriors (-1.5)

Over/Under: Under (233.0)