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These are the top 5 storylines you need to follow during the NBA playoffs

Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris share their top five storylines going into the NBA playoffs.

DALLAS — The NBA playoffs are approaching. In this episode of Locked On Mavericks, Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris are sharing their top five storylines that fans should be following:

  • What would a title mean for the Nets and James Harden specifically? 
  • What would a first round exit mean for Rudy Gobert? 
  • What do the top centers (Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic) have to prove? 
  • What happens with the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo if they lose again? 
  • The biggest storyline around the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs: Kristaps Porzingis.

The Mavericks have gone 20-15 at home. Dallas is ninth in the Western Conference with 34.4 defensive rebounds per game led by Luka Doncic averaging 7.2. 

In the last 10 games, the Mavericks have gone 8-2, averaging 117.5 points, 42.6 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.7 steals, and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field.

Their opponents have averaged 109.2 points on 46.4% shooting.

Obviously, Luka's success will be key, but the story to follow will be Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis leads the Mavericks with 9.0 rebounds and averages 20.1 points.  

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