Dallas Mavericks preseason continues with their first home game on Oct. 11 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Here is how to watch, and what fans need to know.
The Dallas Mavericks have lost their first two preseason games, but fans are still ecstatic about the upcoming season. They got their initial glimpse of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis on the court together, and it did not disappoint. Supporters can enjoy the star duo’s highlights against the Pistons game here.
The Mavs are back at it on Friday night. They have their first home game of the year. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are invading Dallas. It should be an exciting contest with plenty of storylines to follow.
Here is how fans can watch the contest, and a few things they need to know before tipoff.
The first home game of the preseason is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas or 8:30 p.m. ET.
How to watch
Fox Sports Southwest once again has Mavericks fans living in the Dallas market covered. The Bucks local broadcast is on Fox Sports Wisconsin.
The news here is a bit murky. J.J. Barea is expecting to play his first preseason game on Friday. Coach Carlisle should give fans an update on the status of Dwight Powell. He has a hamstring injury. The big man should be considered doubtful with more information to come closer to tipoff.
Fans should stay tuned because updates come fast this time of year. Both teams could rest a few players as they prepare for the regular season.
Storyline to follow: KP’s second game
Kristaps Porzingis’ first game as a Maverick could not have gone much better. The 7’3 big man displayed his immense talent in every facet of the game. From the steal and bucket in the opening minute to nailing two 3-pointers to protecting the rim, KP is going to have a massive season.
He finished Wednesday’s game with 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 19 minutes of action. Not bad for your first game since Feb. 2018.
What can Porzingis do as an encore? He will be tasked with doing battle against Giannis and Brook Lopez if the Bucks play their starters. Milwaukee figures to again have one of the league’s best defenses. A massive performance from KP would have fans on cloud nine.
Dallas Mavericks supporters should return to The Smoking Cuban after the contest for all the latest on the game and the team.