Why Lu Dort is the Thunder’s MIP against the Mavericks

Why Lu Dort is the Thunder’s MIP against the Mavericks

The Jenni & Berry Show: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be vital to Thunder hopes, but what Lu Dort and Co. do will decide the series.

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

| May 6, 2024, 6:00am CDT

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

May 6, 2024, 6:00am CDT

 

The Thunder heads into the Western Conference semifinals after eight days of rest. Is that a good thing? If nothing else, the Thunder will be rested and ready to chase around Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. But since there’s only one Lu Dort, how will the Thunder defend the Mavericks’ two superstars? We’ll talk about all that plus give our predictions for the series on The Jenni & Berry Show (with a special guest filling in for Berry!).

Episode highlights:

1:30: Is eight days off between playoff series good for the Thunder?

4:00: Does not starting the series until Tuesday benefit and maybe even reward the Mavs?

6:00: Bigger concern for the Thunder: Luka or Kyrie?

8:00: Who guards who, starting with who Lu Dort guards?

12:30: What should be at the top of the Mavs’ list of concerns about the Thunder?

14:45: How much of a factor will the Thunder’s bench and depth be?

16:45: What does the Thunder have to do to defend against the Mavs’ pick-and-roll?

20:30: Predictions! Who wins this series?

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Jenni Carlson is a columnist with the Sellout Crowd network. Follow her on Twitter at @JenniCarlson_OK. Email [email protected].

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