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NBA Game Matchup Report
Friday, 11/17/2017 at 08:35 pm MINNESOTA (10-5) at  DALLAS (2-14)
Game Matchups Results Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P FG% FT% 3PT% FG% FT% 3PT%
715MINNESOTA 211 108.2 107.5 10-5 8-6-1 6-8-1 46.4% 79.7% 37.7% 48.6% 76.2% 34.3%
716DALLAS +6 98.2 107.3 2-14 4-12-0 7-8-1 42% 76.9% 34.4% 47.3% 79.4% 38%
Preview - DALLAS vs MINNESOTAGame Write Up
The Minnesota Timberwolves (9-5) will travel to American Airlines Center to square off against the Dallas Mavericks (2-13). The Mavericks opened as 7-point underdogs. The game's Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 212.5 points and it will air on Fox Spo...more
By BTB Staff | November 17, 2017, 7:31 am
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
MINNESOTA -6
DALLAS
Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 97.6, MINNESOTA 96.9
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
MINNESOTA Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
&nbps; W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 7-6 83-93 812-876 6-7 93-80 849-830 9-5 69-109 742-974
as a favorite 4-4 26-40 339-377 3-5 34-32 359-356 6-3 35-32 466-261
as a road favorite 1-2 7-16 98-116 2-2 12-12 107-106 2-2 9-15 125-92
as a road favorite of 6.5 to 12 points 0-1 0-2 16-21 0-1 1-1 14-22 0-1 0-2 23-14
in road games 3-4 45-44 422-425 4-4 51-35 434-404 4-4 30-60 297-564
in November games 5-2 18-20 129-144 0-7 14-24 138-136 5-2 16-22 116-163
in the first half of the season 7-6 35-43 283-294 6-7 39-39 295-281 9-5 32-48 248-339
on Friday nights 1-1 14-17 170-172 1-0 19-11 172-167 2-0 12-19 162-191
against Southwest division opponents 3-1 19-21 105-129 1-3 24-15 121-115 3-1 11-29 69-168
after 3 or more consecutive unders 2-2 9-5 91-90 0-4 6-8 99-82 2-2 8-6 79-105
after having won 2 of their last 3 games 1-3 19-29 240-274 2-2 26-21 262-250 1-3 18-30 263-266
after covering 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread 1-2 19-20 207-237 0-3 18-19 225-213 1-2 15-24 214-239
after having won 4 or 5 of their last 6 games 5-2 12-11 212-214 0-7 8-15 215-212 5-2 12-11 243-200
after covering 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread 0-0 13-12 133-138 0-0 10-14 135-134 0-0 13-12 141-134
after having won 5 or 6 of their last 7 games 4-2 6-8 158-144 0-6 4-10 153-150 4-2 6-8 181-134
after having won 6 or 7 of their last 8 games 2-1 2-3 114-104 0-3 0-5 113-104 2-1 2-3 136-90
after 2 consecutive covers as a favorite 0-1 0-1 38-40 0-1 0-1 38-40 0-1 0-1 41-39
off a home win by 10 points or more 1-1 6-12 104-117 0-2 8-10 108-117 1-1 4-14 100-129
off a home win 2-1 16-20 208-224 2-2 21-16 215-218 3-1 13-24 201-246
after allowing 90 points or less 0-0 5-11 186-187 0-0 9-7 197-179 0-0 2-14 201-186
after a win by 10 points or more 2-1 12-17 156-174 0-3 13-16 166-167 2-1 7-22 162-177
after 2 straight wins by 10 points or more 0-1 2-2 37-35 0-1 1-3 38-37 0-1 0-4 40-36
after leading their last 2 games by 10+ points at the half 1-1 4-3 19-18 0-2 0-7 12-26 1-1 3-4 21-18
after playing a home game 2-2 39-45 402-411 3-2 51-34 420-398 3-2 34-52 368-472
after a game where they covered the spread 4-2 42-38 369-435 2-5 38-43 396-404 5-2 32-49 348-477
after successfully covering the spread in 2 or more consecutive games 2-1 21-20 170-197 0-3 18-23 185-179 2-1 16-25 159-216
after 1 or more consecutive wins 5-2 32-34 341-384 3-5 34-33 363-364 6-2 25-42 348-399
after 2 or more consecutive wins 3-2 9-15 155-180 1-4 11-13 178-160 3-2 7-17 170-176
when playing against a team with a losing record 3-2 28-50 350-364 2-4 40-38 349-363 4-2 32-47 406-329
versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game 2-3 20-25 43-53 2-4 23-22 42-52 3-3 21-25 39-58
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DALLAS Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996 Current Last 3 Since 1996
&nbps; W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in all games 4-11 93-89 923-859 7-7 81-97 910-866 2-13 78-106 1041-779
as an underdog 4-8 61-61 383-319 5-6 59-60 366-322 2-10 39-84 244-464
as a home underdog 2-4 24-24 94-98 3-2 22-24 102-80 1-5 17-31 66-127
as a home underdog of 6.5 to 12 points 1-0 4-5 21-18 0-1 7-2 22-12 0-1 1-8 10-29
in home games 2-6 48-43 438-449 4-3 38-50 462-422 1-7 45-47 599-311
in November games 2-5 17-20 135-145 3-4 15-21 150-130 1-6 13-24 165-127
in the first half of the season 4-11 40-41 291-288 7-7 35-43 298-283 2-13 31-50 343-261
on Friday nights 0-2 16-17 130-121 0-2 14-20 122-134 0-2 13-21 141-119
when playing with 2 days rest 1-0 11-14 157-132 0-1 12-13 157-133 1-0 11-14 172-126
against Northwest division opponents 0-3 25-18 135-122 2-1 22-20 122-136 0-3 18-26 154-108
after a division game 1-3 18-17 224-213 2-2 16-18 226-206 0-4 15-20 261-191
after having lost 3 of their last 4 games 2-5 33-20 164-139 5-2 29-25 161-138 0-7 27-28 156-163
after failing to cover 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread 2-7 19-21 236-199 5-4 25-15 225-216 1-8 13-28 271-175
after having lost 4 or 5 of their last 6 games 1-7 32-32 182-152 5-3 37-27 178-152 0-8 25-41 161-190
after having lost 4 of their last 5 games 2-6 15-16 94-78 5-3 21-11 85-82 0-8 9-23 75-106
after failing to cover 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread 2-6 13-13 134-127 4-4 16-10 138-125 1-7 9-18 150-116
after having lost 5 or 6 of their last 7 games 2-6 22-24 118-102 4-4 25-21 113-99 1-7 16-32 86-147
after failing to cover 6 or 7 of their last 8 against the spread 2-4 7-6 88-74 2-4 7-6 74-90 1-5 5-9 98-68
after having lost 6 or 7 of their last 8 games 2-5 14-18 88-77 3-4 20-13 87-70 1-6 9-25 62-115
revenging a loss vs opponent 1-9 47-50 385-355 5-5 44-51 380-351 0-10 34-63 358-406
revenging a loss where opponent scored 100 or more points 1-6 35-38 256-249 4-3 35-37 263-234 0-7 27-46 247-272
revenging a loss where opponent scored 110 or more points 0-5 18-21 123-107 3-2 20-18 126-103 0-5 14-25 116-121
revenging a loss vs opponent of 10 points or more 1-6 24-29 177-172 3-4 22-30 181-162 0-7 16-37 158-201
revenging a same season loss vs opponent 0-1 37-28 293-253 1-0 29-35 282-255 0-1 27-38 267-294
revenging a road loss vs opponent 0-6 24-32 235-215 3-3 22-34 229-215 0-6 19-37 235-228
revenging a road loss vs opponent of 10 points or more 0-4 12-19 120-111 2-2 13-18 122-103 0-4 9-22 115-121
off a home loss against a division rival 0-1 5-5 42-38 0-1 5-5 37-41 0-1 4-6 48-35
off a loss against a division rival 0-3 11-12 101-94 2-1 12-10 105-87 0-3 10-13 113-89
off a cover where the team lost the game straight up as an underdog 0-1 10-10 70-59 1-0 12-8 71-56 0-1 8-12 56-79
off a home cover where the team lost straight up as an underdog 0-0 4-2 16-9 0-0 3-3 11-12 0-0 2-4 9-18
off a home loss 1-5 20-25 146-149 2-3 25-20 142-153 1-5 16-30 165-144
after a loss by 6 points or less 0-5 12-21 132-140 2-3 19-14 142-128 0-5 10-23 144-136
after playing a home game 2-4 47-41 458-421 1-4 40-46 450-429 1-5 37-52 521-385
after a game where they covered the spread 1-2 44-46 468-447 2-1 35-52 474-434 0-3 35-55 521-421
after 1 or more consecutive losses 3-9 53-49 389-354 5-6 51-50 377-363 2-10 45-59 410-363
after 2 or more consecutive losses 3-6 31-26 174-166 3-5 23-32 171-158 2-7 27-30 176-176
after 3 or more consecutive losses 2-4 13-15 87-76 2-3 11-15 78-75 2-4 12-16 82-88
when playing against a team with a winning record 4-3 48-40 513-449 1-5 40-46 510-446 2-5 29-60 466-521
versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game 1-5 24-29 54-62 3-3 20-32 47-67 1-5 25-28 70-46
versus good offensive teams - scoring 106+ points/game 1-5 21-32 66-83 3-3 26-27 82-66 1-5 14-40 63-89
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
MINNESOTA Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 10-5 -3.5 8-6 6-8 108.2 55.933 46.431% 51.467 107.467 53 48.609% 47.933
Road Games 5-4 -3.05 4-4 4-5 108.333 54.333 45.537% 51.556 110 54.444 48.176% 50.444
Last 5 Games 3-2 -3.5 3-2 0-5 105.8 53.4 44.651% 52.2 102.8 49.4 46.667% 48.8
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
DALLAS Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half FG Pct Reb. Score Half FG Pct Reb.
All 2-14 -10.95 4-12 7-8 98.188 49.375 42.016% 47.813 107.25 53 47.263% 53.75
Home Games 1-8 -8.45 2-7 4-4 99 51.111 42.42% 47.111 107.444 51.778 46.64% 56.333
Last 5 Games 1-4 -0.5 2-3 2-3 98.8 50.4 42.105% 50.6 106 46.6 45.269% 52.4
MINNESOTA Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 108.2 55.9 39-85 46.4% 9-23 37.7% 21-26 79.7% 51 11 23 18 9 0 4
vs opponents surrendering 104.3 52 38-84 45.5% 10-28 37% 17-22 77% 52 10 22 20 8 15 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 108.3 54.3 39-86 45.5% 8-23 36.5% 22-27 81.3% 52 10 21 18 10 0 3
Stats Against (All Games) 107.5 53 42-86 48.6% 10-29 34.3% 14-18 76.2% 48 9 24 22 8 16 6
vs opponents averaging 103.7 52.3 38-85 45.1% 11-29 36.3% 16-22 76.3% 51 10 22 20 8 15 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 110 54.4 43-88 48.2% 11-32 33.8% 14-19 76.2% 50 10 25 23 8 16 6
DALLAS Current Season Statistics
  Shooting     3pt Shooting Free Throws  Rebounding  
  PPG Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A PCT FTM-A Pct Tot Off Ast PF Stl TO Bk
Team Stats (All Games) 98.2 49.4 36-85 42% 11-33 34.4% 15-20 76.9% 48 9 20 20 7 0 4
vs opponents surrendering 105.3 53.4 39-85 45.6% 11-30 35.8% 17-22 76.8% 51 10 22 21 8 15 5
Team Stats (Road Games) 99 51.1 35-84 42.4% 12-35 33.2% 17-22 75.3% 47 8 21 20 6 0 4
Stats Against (All Games) 107.3 53 38-81 47.3% 12-30 38% 19-24 79.4% 54 9 23 20 9 15 5
vs opponents averaging 106 54.1 39-84 45.9% 11-29 36.3% 18-23 78.2% 51 10 23 21 8 15 5
Stats Against (Road Games) 107.4 51.8 39-84 46.6% 11-29 38.2% 18-23 78.3% 56 11 22 20 8 14 4
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
MINNESOTA Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/18/2017 @SAN ANTONIO 99-107 L -1 L 204 O 37-85 43.5% 48 13 41-89 46.1% 56 11
10/20/2017 UTAH 100-97 W -4.5 W 197 O 36-81 44.4% 51 15 37-77 48.1% 42 19
10/22/2017 @OKLAHOMA CITY 115-113 W 4 W 212 O 43-86 50% 58 17 46-96 47.9% 45 11
10/24/2017 INDIANA 107-130 L -10 L 218.5 O 42-86 48.8% 35 14 56-84 66.7% 48 17
10/25/2017 @DETROIT 101-122 L 2.5 L 209 O 37-85 43.5% 46 14 48-92 52.2% 55 15
10/27/2017 OKLAHOMA CITY 119-116 W 2 W 218 O 42-86 48.8% 55 15 43-86 50% 43 14
10/30/2017 @MIAMI 125-122 W -3 W 216.5 O 41-91 45.1% 44 16 49-93 52.7% 61 24
11/01/2017 @NEW ORLEANS 104-98 W 2 W 224.5 U 41-83 49.4% 56 21 36-84 42.9% 45 19
11/04/2017 DALLAS 112-99 W -12 W 214 U 43-79 54.4% 56 18 40-86 46.5% 33 16
11/05/2017 CHARLOTTE 112-94 W -5 W 218 U 38-83 45.8% 62 16 37-87 42.5% 47 11
11/08/2017 @GOLDEN STATE 101-125 L 8.5 L 227 U 38-92 41.3% 53 13 48-85 56.5% 49 19
11/11/2017 @PHOENIX 110-118 L -10 L 231 U 39-96 40.6% 55 11 46-86 53.5% 57 18
11/13/2017 @UTAH 109-98 W -3 W 210 U 37-71 52.1% 49 15 37-84 44% 37 15
11/15/2017 SAN ANTONIO 98-86 W -5 W 208.5 U 39-87 44.8% 49 6 33-79 41.8% 52 16
11/17/2017 @DALLAS 111-87 W -6 W 211.5 U 39-84 46.4% 55 10 32-86 37.2% 49 11
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Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DALLAS Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Shots Pct REB TO Shots Pct REB TO
10/18/2017 ATLANTA 111-117 L -5.5 L 199 O 38-86 44.2% 46 15 48-94 51.1% 54 13
10/20/2017 SACRAMENTO 88-93 L -6 L 202 U 31-75 41.3% 41 12 37-87 42.5% 63 14
10/21/2017 @HOUSTON 91-107 L 11.5 L 216 U 31-84 36.9% 47 14 39-82 47.6% 58 13
10/23/2017 GOLDEN STATE 103-133 L 13.5 L 217 O 38-96 39.6% 55 12 48-86 55.8% 57 16
10/25/2017 MEMPHIS 103-94 W 3 W 197 O 36-74 48.6% 46 11 33-72 45.8% 48 17
10/26/2017 @MEMPHIS 91-96 L 7.5 L 194.5 U 32-94 34% 61 14 30-73 41.1% 51 18
10/28/2017 PHILADELPHIA 110-112 L 0 L 204.5 O 38-74 51.4% 40 17 43-87 49.4% 48 13
10/30/2017 @UTAH 89-104 L 8.5 L 190.5 O 34-76 44.7% 49 24 38-80 47.5% 40 14
11/01/2017 @LA CLIPPERS 98-119 L 10.5 L 207.5 O 35-89 39.3% 43 14 41-77 53.2% 56 16
11/03/2017 NEW ORLEANS 94-99 L 4.5 L 211 U 34-88 38.6% 51 15 36-89 40.4% 67 12
11/04/2017 @MINNESOTA 99-112 L 12 L 214 U 40-86 46.5% 33 16 43-79 54.4% 56 18
11/07/2017 @WASHINGTON 113-99 W 9.5 W 213.5 U 43-91 47.3% 57 11 32-75 42.7% 45 15
11/11/2017 CLEVELAND 104-111 L 6 L 214.5 O 39-92 42.4% 49 10 35-81 43.2% 61 17
11/12/2017 @OKLAHOMA CITY 99-112 L 10 L 203.5 O 37-87 42.5% 51 20 36-72 50% 47 15
11/14/2017 SAN ANTONIO 91-97 L 6.5 L 200 U 33-81 40.7% 47 15 35-79 44.3% 54 12
11/17/2017 MINNESOTA 87-111 L 6 L 211.5 U 32-86 37.2% 49 11 39-84 46.4% 55 10
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 51.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (79-75)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 49.4% of the time since 1996. (670-687)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DALLAS games 50.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (82-80)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DALLAS games 50.6% of the time since 1996. (710-693)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DALLAS games 48.2% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (79-85)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DALLAS games 49.1% of the time since 1996. (780-807)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 52.2% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (84-77)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 50.7% of the time since 1996. (757-736)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Shooting 3pt shots Free Throws Rebounds
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FGM-A Pct FGM-A Pct FTM-A Pct Tot. OFF TO
11/17/2017 DALLAS 87 6 U 55 32-86 37.2% 8-38 21.1% 15-17 88.2% 49 11 11
MINNESOTA 111 211.5 43 39-84 46.4% 13-30 43.3% 20-23 87% 55 11 10
11/04/2017 MINNESOTA 112 -12 U 59 43-79 54.4% 10-24 41.7% 16-20 80% 56 10 18
DALLAS 99 214 49 40-86 46.5% 10-27 37% 9-12 75% 33 7 16
02/24/2017 MINNESOTA 97 -4 U 49 41-78 52.6% 5-13 38.5% 10-14 71.4% 49 9 16
DALLAS 84 204.5 40 35-83 42.2% 8-33 24.2% 6-9 66.7% 43 8 15
01/15/2017 DALLAS 98 1 U 56 36-77 46.8% 12-29 41.4% 14-19 73.7% 47 6 11
MINNESOTA 87 197.5 47 35-80 43.7% 5-21 23.8% 12-18 66.7% 50 10 12
01/09/2017 MINNESOTA 101 -4 U 54 40-71 56.3% 6-16 37.5% 15-21 71.4% 49 9 18
DALLAS 92 196.5 46 36-78 46.2% 13-28 46.4% 7-9 77.8% 32 5 14
04/03/2016 MINNESOTA 78 3 U 40 29-71 40.8% 4-21 19% 16-18 88.9% 50 6 16
DALLAS 88 205.5 41 32-83 38.6% 14-40 35% 10-17 58.8% 52 15 10
02/28/2016 DALLAS 128 -7 O 65 47-89 52.8% 13-36 36.1% 21-21 100% 47 8 8
MINNESOTA 101 211 54 34-90 37.8% 7-23 30.4% 26-37 70.3% 62 23 15
01/20/2016 DALLAS 106 -6 O 49 42-97 43.3% 5-25 20% 17-22 77.3% 58 9 11
MINNESOTA 94 200 49 40-91 44% 5-23 21.7% 9-11 81.8% 55 10 17
01/10/2016 MINNESOTA 87 4 U 42 33-79 41.8% 4-16 25% 17-22 77.3% 52 11 16
DALLAS 93 199 48 36-77 46.8% 6-20 30% 15-21 71.4% 46 11 13
02/02/2015 DALLAS 100 -10 U 54 39-84 46.4% 10-31 32.3% 12-18 66.7% 50 12 15
MINNESOTA 94 209.5 47 34-82 41.5% 3-13 23.1% 23-26 88.5% 52 16 15
01/21/2015 MINNESOTA 75 9 U 38 31-89 34.8% 2-15 13.3% 11-15 73.3% 55 16 10
DALLAS 98 214 59 39-76 51.3% 11-27 40.7% 9-14 64.3% 49 6 10
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MINNESOTA Key Player Injuries
[C] 11/17/2017 - Gorgui Dieng is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Dallas ( Finger )
[C] 11/16/2017 - Gorgui Dieng is "?" Friday vs. Dallas ( Finger )
[C] 11/15/2017 - Gorgui Dieng is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. San Antonio ( Finger )
[C] 11/13/2017 - Gorgui Dieng is "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio ( Finger )
[C] 11/12/2017 - Gorgui Dieng missed last game, is "?" Monday vs. Utah ( Finger )
[C] 11/11/2017 - Gorgui Dieng is "?" Saturday vs. Phoenix ( Finger )
DALLAS Key Player Injuries
[PG] 11/17/2017 - Devin Harris is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Minnesota ( Ribs )
[F] 11/14/2017 - Dorian Finney-Smith is "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio ( Knee )
[PG] 11/14/2017 - Devin Harris is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs. San Antonio ( Ribs )
[F] 11/14/2017 - Dorian Finney-Smith is out indefinitely ( Knee )
[PG] 11/14/2017 - Devin Harris is "?" ( Ribs )
[PG] 11/14/2017 - Devin Harris is "?" Friday vs Minnesota ( Ribs )
[PG] 11/12/2017 - Devin Harris is "?" ( Ribs )
[PG] 11/12/2017 - Devin Harris is "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio ( Ribs )
[PG] 11/11/2017 - Devin Harris left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Oklahoma City ( Ribs )
[F] 11/06/2017 - Dorian Finney-Smith is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Washington ( Knee )
[G] 10/07/2017 - Seth Curry is out indefinitely ( Stress Fracture )