Dallas Mavericks: How to watch game 44 vs. San Antonio Spurs

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks continue their schedule on Jan. 16 by hosting the rival San Antonio Spurs in a crucial game in the Western Conference standings.

The Dallas Mavericks are looking for their first win of the season over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. The Mavs dropped the first meeting 113-108 in overtime on Oct. 29. The Spurs are in the thick of the playoff hunt, so a victory for Dallas further cements their playoff beliefs.

San Antonio is struggling in recent games. They have lost two straight and three of their last four. To further their struggles, each loss has been by double-digit points, and they have failed to top 100 points twice.

The Spurs feature two potential All-Stars this season. Both LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan are averaging over 20 points per game. DeRozan is playing de facto point guard and averaging 6.4 assists per game. Aldridge patrols the paint to the tune of 8.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks a night. Expect both to see plenty of action in Dallas.

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Here is how fans can watch the Jan. 16 contest between the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs.

Start Time

Wednesday’s game inside the American Airlines Center begins at 8:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas.

How to watch

Fans in Texas can view tonight’s game on their versions of Fox Sports Southwest. Oddly, both networks have the same name and are differentiated by the city. Local broadcasts are the only outlets providing live TV coverage.

Watch online

Fubo TV has NBA League Pass and provides a fantastic avenue to watch the Jan. 16th game.

Local Texas viewers can also stream the game online through the Fox Sports App.

Storyline to follow: Doncic vs. DeRozan

Mavs star rookie Luka Doncic played 40 minutes in the first contest against the Spurs. He produced 31 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four 3-pointers made, one steal, and one block on fantastic percentages.

The Spurs countered with DeMar DeRozan. He played 43 minutes while netting 34 points with six rebounds, nine assists, and three steals. DeRozan was also perfect from the foul line and shot 57.1 percent from the field.

The Mavericks need to keep DeRozan in check on Wednesday evening. They also need Luka to continue scoring in bunches. Doncic is averaging 23.9 points per game over Dallas’ last ten games. Winning the battle of leading scorers is always a key to securing an NBA victory.

Final thoughts

The Dallas Mavericks are hosting the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 16. Fans now know how to watch that contest.

DeAndre Jordan had 19 rebounds against the Spurs in the first meeting. He should be able to dominate the paint this evening. Winning the rebound battle is significant to a Mavs victory. They also need Jordan patrolling the paint to stop drives from DeRozan and Aldridge. Hopefully, DJ is up to the task on Wednesday.

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