The Mavs will be without Dirk Nowitzki tonight and even with him they have played a slow and methodical offense. Without him things might get even slower and against a Bucks team coming off a back to back, offense could be hard to come by in this one.
The Mavericks will be without Dirk Nowitzki for the next week or so after the veteran 38-year-old is battling some Achilles soreness. Without him, the Mavs are going to have to find offense is other places and guys like Harrison Barnes should be bound to step up.
However, it might not matter too much against a Bucks team getting better on defense and considering the Mavs might choose to slow down the pace even more without Nowitzki.
Dallas is playing at the 21st ranked pace in the league at 95.3 and the Bucks aren’t too far ahead at 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes. If these two offenses are only getting 94 or 95 possessions in this game, their offenses aren’t going to score more than around 90-95 points in this one.