Dallas Mavericks: How to watch Mavs vs. Clippers preseason tilt

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks fans can enjoy one final preseason game on Oct. 17 against the LA Clippers. Here is how to watch, and what they need to know before tipoff.

The Dallas Mavericks have one final preseason game on Thursday evening. They face the LA Clippers at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Mavs fans are amped for the start of the regular season. Early returns show that Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis could be a special duo that takes the NBA by storm. The Mavs need to stay healthy and continue meshing to achieve their goal of playoff basketball.

Here is how fans can watch the Dallas Mavericks final preseason contest plus a few things to know before tipoff.

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Start Time

Thursday game is out West meaning it starts at 9:30 p.m. local time in Dallas or 10:30 ET. Fans should grab a cup of coffee or an after-work nap to catch the entire game.

How to watch

The game is being nationally broadcast on NBA TV. Local Dallas supporters can still watch on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas, though.

Watch online

Fubo.tv is a stellar streaming option because it features both local and out of market NBA games this season.

Fox Sports Go should also be an avenue for fans in the Dallas market.

Injury update

The Mavericks’ game notes list Jalen Brunson (hamstring), Seth Curry (knee), and Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) as questionable for the preseason finale. Dwight Powell remains out with his hamstring injury.

Paul George is going to miss the beginning of the regular season for Clippers. Patrick Beverley and Landry Shamet are dealing with injuries that could hold them out of Thursday’s game too.

Fans should check the news closer to tipoff. Both teams could decide to rest players in hopes of keeping them healthy for the games that count next week.

Storyline to follow: Kawhi on Luka

Luka Doncic has been on fire this preseason. He is averaging 22.3 points in 26.0 minutes per game. The 20-year-old has shown plenty of improvements already too. The Clippers will likely put Kawhi Leonard on Doncic this evening. The Claw is one of the NBA’s best defenders (and players) making it a primetime matchup.

Kristaps Porzingis could be in for a massive night. LA will likely use a combination of Montrezl Harrell, Ivica Zubac, and JaMychal Green to try to slow down KP. It should be an enormous advantage for the Mavs big man.

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