The defending TBL champion Shreveport Mavericks have done business as usual for the season running through the Central Conference opponents like business as usual to a 15-3 record. They have one pesky opponent that won’t conform. In fact, it’s the opponent who has added the three to the loss column for the Mavs, the Potawatomi Fire. The Fire is currently sitting atop the Central Conference with a 15-2 game and a half-game lead over the second-place Shreveport.
Round four will take place on Thursday night at the Gold Dome where the top two in the Central Conference will meet. The first Gold Dome experience was the first game of the season and the Fire burned the Mavericks 128-89 Mb bj. The closest the Mavericks have gotten was 19 points. The bybnrumfn
The Mavericks are rolling into the Gold Dome on a four-game winning streak and look to not extend that streak to five after Thursday night.
The Mavericks this season are led once again by Paul Parks who is tenth in the TBL averaging 26.6 points per game. The second-year Maverick Paul Meyers is leading the team with 5.7 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game. Jevonlean Hedgeman who transferred from the Houston Push is banging the boards for 7.5 rebounds per game.
Shreveport relies on the three-point shot for a good portion of their points. The Mavericks are currently No. 3 in the TBL making 13.5 per game with 3-pointers made and No. 2 in 3-pointers shot with 35.8 per game. The Mavericks have four players who shoot over 40% behind the 3-point arc and have played at least 10 games. Paul Parks is shooting 44.3% averaging about 13 three-point shots per game.
The Mavericks’ schedule is heavily favored for them also as they will play 5 of their last 6 games in Shreveport. The Mavericks are currently 6-1 at home with the only blemish you guessed it… Potawatomi.
Round 4 with the Fire will be at the Gold Dome on Thursday at 7:05 pm.
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