The Boston Celtics have already booked their spot in the 2024 NBA Finals. Will the Dallas Mavericks complete the finals cast this Wednesday with a win to also complete a sweep of the Minnesota Timberwolves? Or, will th Timberwolves keep the brooms in the closet and force a Game 5?

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Away: Minnesota Timberwolves (0-3)

Projected Starting Five:

  • Mike Conley
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Jaden McDaniels
  • Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Rudy Gobert

The Timberwolves will not pull off a series win against the Mavericks if Karl-Anthony Towns can’t rediscover his form. Towns has been struggling all series long, and in Game 3’s 116-107 Timberwolves loss, the former Kentucky Wildcat only had 14 points on 5/18 shooting from the field.

 He also missed all his eight 3-point attempts. It’s been that kind of series for Towns, but at least Anthony Edwards woke up a little in Game 3, as he had 26 points on 45.8 FG% — the best he’s had so far in the Western Conference finals. Given his struggles from the perimeter, it is perhaps time for Towns to be extra aggressive in hunting for shots in the paint. Dereck Lively II could miss Game 4 for Dallas, so that’s one big out of the way of Minnesota’s interior attack. 

The Timberwolves have covered the spread in six of their last 10 games away from the Twin Cities.

Home: Dallas Mavericks (3-0)

Projected Starting Five:

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

Just having two cold assassins in Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving is doing the trick for the Mavericks. In Game 3, the two scored 33 points each, while also combining for eight 3-pointers and nine assists. Either player can take over in the clutch where the Timberwolves have struggled to keep up with Dallas. 

While the Timberwolves are having trouble executing late in regulation, the Mavs look comfortable handling the pressure. The Mavericks are shooting 56.6 percent from the field and 61.1 percent from behind the arc during the fourth quarter in the conference finals round. It seems that the more pressure there is, the better they execute on offense. Again, that’s what happens when your team has two incredibly talented playmakers. 

The Mavericks are 5-3 against the spread in their last eight home games.


Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves (+2.0)

Over/Under: Over (210.5)