Dallas Mavericks: How to watch game 41 vs. Phoenix Suns

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks look to snap their recent losing skid as they host the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 9 in a battle of Western Conference foes.

The Dallas Mavericks reach the midway point of the season as they host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday evening. The Suns have won both meetings so far this year including a 21-point blowout on opening night.

The Mavs have a massive schedule advantage, though. The Suns hosted the Kings on Tuesday. They had a late night flight to Dallas for the Jan. 9 game. Phoenix’s star guard Devin Booker also missed their last game with a back injury.

Here is how fans can watch Wednesday’s showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns.

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Start Time

The game broadcasts begin at 8:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas.

How to watch

Local Fox Sports Networks is the only way to view tonight’s game. In Dallas, supporters can watch on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. Local Suns viewers can watch on Fox Sports Arizona.

Watch online

Fubo TV is the top way to stream Wednesday’s game.

The Fox Sports App should also have online viewing in both local markets.

Storyline to follow: Doncic vs. the Suns

Luka Doncic has faced 24 NBA teams so far in a Mavs uniform. He averages his second lowest points per game total against the Suns. Poor shooting plays a massive role. Doncic has struggled to the tune of 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists on 39.3 percent shooting from the field and he missed all four his free throw attempts.

Are his struggles against Phoenix a fluke? Or is it just a bad matchup for Luka? The Suns feature strong wing defenders in Josh Jackson and rookie Mikal Bridges, but the rookie should still improve his numbers against the Suns.

Keep an eye on Luka Doncic’s performance this evening.

Final thoughts

The Dallas Mavericks host the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 9 and now fans know how to watch that contest. Dallas has lost three straight and four of the last five. Righting the ship is at the top of the priority list heading into the game.

The battle inside between DeAndre Jordan and rookie Deandre Ayton should be worth the price of admission. Both players have monster rebounding numbers for the year, and winning that battle on the glass is a key factor in the contest. The Suns will run through Ayton plenty and Jordan needs to step up on the defensive end.

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Please tune in and what should be an entertaining contest on Jan. 9. The Dallas Mavericks have a fantastic chance to snap their losing streak and continue their climb in the Western Conference standings.