Dallas Mavericks: How to watch Mavs season opener vs. Wizards

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks basketball returns with the regular season opener against the Washington Wizards on Oct. 23. Here is how fans can watch.

The Dallas Mavericks are kicking off a new era tonight. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are leading the charge as the team pushes for a return to the playoffs.

Fans should be ecstatic. The Mavs have a young star duo to build around for the next decade-plus. Both are proven talents that bring fans plenty of excitement. It should be an amazing season.

The 82-game grind begins on Oct. 23 as the Dallas Mavericks host the Washington Wizards. Here is how fans can enjoy that game tonight.

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Start Time

The action inside the American Airlines Center begins at 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas or 8:30 p.m. ET.

How to watch

Local Mavericks supporters can watch the season opener on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. The Wizards regional broadcast is on NBC Sports-Washington for those in the DC area.

Watch online

Fubo.tv provides a fantastic streaming platform for anyone watching online. They feature both local and out of market NBA games this season.

Local fans can watch online via Fox Sports Go (Dallas) or the NBC Sports App (Washington). NBA League Pass is also streaming the contest.

Injury update

Mavs starting center Dwight Powell is out for Wednesday’s game. He will also miss Friday’s contest against the Pelicans as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

The Mavericks games notes also list Ryan Broekhoff as questionable with an ankle sprain. He will likely be out of the rotation tonight.

The Washington Wizards are without Troy Brown (calf) and C.J. Miles (foot) in the opener. Isaiah Thomas is also doubtful to play.

Check the news closer to tipoff for any last-minute adjustments.

Storyline to follow: Porzingis’ first official game

Kristaps Porzingis arrived in Dallas via a midseason trade in January. He was still rehabbing, so he did not play in a game. KP is set to make his Mavericks debut tonight.

Judging by the preseason, the 24-year-old is going to be impossible to stop this season. The Unicorn got plenty of wide-open looks. Fans know those going down once Porzingis knocks off the rust of not playing in a game for 20 months.

Expect Coach Carlisle to get KP involved early. Don’t be surprised if the Mavs go to a Porzingis post up on the first play of the game. They had success with it during the preseason.

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It should be a fun and entertaining contest tonight. Dallas Mavericks fans should tune in and enjoy. Check back to The Smoking Cuban after the game for news and analysis from the contest.