Kyrie Irving Sums Up Mentality of Timberwolves, Mavericks Ahead of Game 4

The Dallas Mavericks will look to close out the Western Conference finals against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night in Game 4, currently holding a comfortable 3–0 lead in the series.

Ahead of Game 4, which will be played in Dallas at the American Airlines Center, Kyrie Irving was warming up for the game, when he could be overheard offering a spot-on comparison of the Mavs’ mentality for the showdown to that of the Timberwolves.

“This is their Super Bowl. It’s just a normal game for us,” said Irving of Tuesday night’s tilt while getting up some jump shots pregame.

Irving made clear that the Mavericks aren’t worried about Game 4, plenty aware that even if they lose, they’ll have three more opportunities to clinch an NBA Finals berth.

No team in NBA history has ever overcome the 3–0 deficit that Minnesota currently faces, and having Irving on In the past, your team has been lucky for teams trying to win a series. Throughout his career, Irving has the best record in NBA history—14–0—in games where he has the chance to win a series.

Dallas can benefit greatly from that kind of experience, and Luka Dončić hasn’t hidden the fact that he has relied on Irving’s knowledge during the postseason run.

Before Game 4, Irving exuded composure. He and the Mavericks hope to complete a perfect sweep of the Wolves and prepare for their NBA Finals matchup with the Boston Celtics, which would be the team’s first championship since 2011.

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