Dallas Mavericks have their first road game in New Orleans against the Pelicans on Oct. 25. Here is how fans can watch that contest on Friday evening.
The Dallas Mavericks won their first regular season opener since 2015 on Wednesday. Luka Doncic led the charge by dropping 34 points in a masterful performance. Mavs fans were excited to see Kristaps Porzingis net 23 points in his game with the team too.
The Mavericks face their first road test on Oct. 25. They travel to New Orleans to battle the Pelicans. It is their first matchup against the tough Western Conference foe. Friday marks the opening of the Mavs nationally televised games as well.
Here is how fans can watch the Dallas Mavericks take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.
Friday’s contest begins at 7:00 p.m. local time in Dallas or 8:00 p.m. ET.
How to watch
It is the Mavericks’ first nationally televised game of the season. ESPN has it as the opener of a Friday doubleheader. Local fans can still watch on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. Fox Sports New Orleans is also carrying the game in Pelicans area.
Fubo.tv is the outlet for supporters looking to stream the game. They have both local and out of market NBA games all season long.
Fans can also watch online via Watch ESPN, the ESPN app, or Fox Sports Go.
The Mavs have two injuries heading in according to the team’s game notes. Center Dwight Powell remains out with his hamstring injury. Ryan Broekhoff is listed as probable with an ankle sprain as well.
Supporters should check the news just before tipoff for any late-breaking updates.
Storyline to follow: Holiday vs. Luka
The Pelicans went through a transformation this offseason. They traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers for a massive haul. The organization also won the lottery and selected Zion Williamson. The Pelicans turned the franchise over to Jrue Holiday. He is an underrated talent that averaged 21.2 points per game last season.
Expect the Pelicans to use Holiday to lead the offense and matchup on Luka Doncic. The two stars will battle plenty on Friday night.
Doncic has been playing lights out dating back to the preseason. There may be no player on the Pelicans that can slow him down. Expect another massive performance from the 20-year-old star.
New Orleans is playing small with Zion out. That could mean struggling to match up on Kristaps Porzingis. Fans should monitor that as the game unfolds as well.
Dallas Mavericks supporters should check back to The Smoking Cuban for analysis from the game plus everything else they need to know about the organization this season.