Dallas Mavericks: How to watch the Mavs 2019 summer league opener

Dallas Mavericks Kostas Antetokounmpo (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kostas Antetokounmpo (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks summer league action from Las Vegas begins on July 5 as they take on the Brooklyn Nets. Find out how to watch here.

The Dallas Mavericks have arrived in Las Vegas and are ready to kick off their summer league slate. It is the first chance for fans to see second round pick Isaiah Roby in a Mavs uniform.

The Mavericks have a roster built around experience and defense this summer. It will be interesting to watch them against more talented but youthful teams during the Vegas tournament.

The Dallas Mavericks begin play on Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. Here is how fans can watch all the action unfold.

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Start time

The game tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET or 6:00 p.m. local time in Dallas. It will be played at the smaller Cox Pavilion, and the Nets will be considered the home team.

How to watch

Friday’s contest is being broadcast nationally on NBA TV.

How to watch online

Mavericks supporters can watch online via Watch ESPN or the ESPN app. It is being broadcast via ESPN3.

Storyline to follow: How to stop Allen

The Nets feature one of the most talented rosters in Vegas. They are bringing Jarrett Allen who started 80 regular season games for the team last season. What Allen is going to gain playing in summer league is unclear. The Nets did add DeAndre Jordan in free agency, so perhaps the 6’11 center needs to dominate summer league to keep his starting gig.

The Mavs will likely use some combination of Shayne Whittington, Youssou Ndoye, and Kostas Antetokounmpo to slow down Allen on Friday.

Brooklyn’s roster also features Rodions Kurucs. He played 63 games last season and averaged over 20.5 minutes per game. Mavericks fans can see the Nets entire squad here.

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Brooklyn is definitely the favorite heading into the July 5 contest, but expect the Dallas Mavericks to compete hard. They have plenty of players fighting for roster spots in the coming year. Mavs fans are not going to want to miss the action.