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Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The Dallas Mavericks, arguably the biggest surprise of the 2024 NBA Playoffs, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves to kick off the Western Conference Finals.

The T-Wolves entered the playoffs as the third seed in the West, finishing the regular season with one fewer win than the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder and the second-seeded reigning NBA Champion Denver Nuggets. Minnesota swept the Phoenix Suns and beat Denver in seven games to advance to this point.

Dallas avoided the Play-In by one game in the jam-packed West, grabbing the fifth seed in the playoffs. They beat the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games each to get to their second Conference Finals in three seasons.

How to watch Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1, TV channel and streaming

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 in the 2024 NBA Western Conference Finals will be broadcast on TNT and TruTV, which both can be viewed through cable TV or live TV streaming apps including YouTubeTV or SlingTV.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 start time, date and venue

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 is scheduled to tip off at 8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM CT/5:30 PM PT on Wednesday, May 22 with the game taking place at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Read the latest betting picks, predictions, and odds for Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game 1 on site.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 injury report

Dallas Mavericks: Maxi Kleber - shoulder, out; Olivier-Maxence Prosper - ankle, out; Greg Brown III - personal, out

Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark - Achilles, out

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 predicted lineups

Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, Daniel Gafford

Minnesota Timberwolves: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 stats

  • The Timberwolves average 108.4 points this postseason, the second-most among remaining teams, while the Mavericks are third among remaining teams with 106.5 points per game.
  • Minnesota has the second-best net rating as they outscore their opponents by 9.5 points per 100 possessions in these playoffs, while the Mavericks have the lowest net rating of teams remaining as they outscore their opponents by 3.6 points per 100 possessions.
  • T-Wolves shooting guard Anthony Edwards averages the most points of any player still in the playoffs with 28.9 points per game, while Mavs guard Luka Doncic is second among remaining players with 27.3 points per game.
  • The Mavericks are shooting 36.6 percent from three in the playoffs; the T-Wolves are shooting 35.8 percent from three in the playoffs.
  • Dallas and Minnesota are the two best offensive rebounding teams left in the playoffs: Dallas grabs 28.1 percent of possible offensive rebounds while Minnesota grabs 27.2 percent of possible offensive rebounds.
  • Minnesota's 108.9 defensive rating is the second-best among remaining teams; Dallas' defensive rating of 111.4 points allowed per 100 possessions is the third-best.
  • Doncic leads all players in the postseason with 9.1 assists per game.

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