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The Mavericks and the Clippers meet from LA on Tuesday night for Game 2. Can the Mavericks slow down James Harden? Matt McCuen answers with his Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers prop pick.
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Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prop Pick: Can the Mavericks Slow Down James Harden in Game 2?

The Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers will meet from LA on Tuesday night.

Dallas will attempt to even the series at 1-1, while the Clippers will look to take a 2-0 lead.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Game 2 DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: April 23, 2024
  • Start Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prediction

The Clippers jumped out to a hot start and never looked back.

James Harden used a strong first quarter to set the tone.

Harden led the way for the Clippers with 28 points in the winning effort.

Ivica Zubac was outstanding, scoring 20 points and ripping down 15 rebounds.

Paul George added 22 points and six rebounds.

Dallas will look to rebound after a sluggish performance in game one.

The Mavs scored just 30 points in the first half.

That was the least amount of points the Mavs have ever scored in a playoff half.

Dallas outscored the Clippers 67-53 in the second half.

Luka Doncic scored 33 points while shooting 11/26 from the floor.

Kyrie Irving added 31 points and seven rebounds.

Irving and Doncic combined for 64 of the Mavs 97 points.

Daniel Gafford struggled in the loss, racking up three points and zero rebounds.

Let's jump into my prop, winner!

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prop Pick

Harden is known to be inconsistent in the playoffs.

After a big-time performance in game one, we will take advantage of an inflated line tonight.

There is a chance that Kawhi Leonard will return tonight, which will take points away from Harden.

Dallas will adjust to slow Harden down tonight.

Pick: James Harden Under 19.5 Points -115 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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