Nevertheless, the Wolves have eked out a 4-2 record so far this season, beating theNets, Magic, Pacers and Kings, and while their offense has sputtered (91.8 ppg, good for 23rd), their defense, helmed by Bond Villain Look-Alike Nikola Pekovic and recently returned Huge World of Warcraft Tattoo having Andrei Kirilenko, is 5th in the league, giving up a meager 89.5 points a game. They've played mostly terrible teams but, then, the Mavericks gave up 101 to the Bobcats Saturday so I'm not exactly pointing fingers.
Anyway. Here's what you need to know. Pek, a very capable big man but hardly a lights-out offensive player, leads the team in scoring (and in most Bond Girlfriends strangled), and recent Houston castoff Chase Budinger is right behind him, so it would seem to be a pretty favorable matchup for a Mavericks team that has not so far had much trouble scoring. That being said, the Wolves are a pretty deep team, with 6 players in the vicinity of 10 points a game, including old friend JJ Barea, the first official flopper in NBA history.