The Dallas Mavericks host the New York Knicks in a game with plenty of storylines on Nov. 8. Check out the odds, how to watch, and more here.
The Dallas Mavericks narrowly escaped with a win over the Magic in their last game. It ran their record to 5-2. The Mavs are currently in second place in the West and off to a blazing start.
The New York Knicks are visiting Dallas on Friday. The Mavericks are celebrating First Responders Night. The storylines will surround last year’s blockbuster that allowed them to acquire Kristaps Porzingis.
The Knicks are struggling to begin the season. They have just one win in their first eight games.
The Mavs are facing their first back-to-back of the season. They play the Knicks on Friday before traveling to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Saturday evening. That could cause Coach Carlisle to change things up a bit. Be on the lookout for that.
Here is everything fans need to know before watching the Dallas Mavericks host the New York Knicks on Nov. 8.
Friday’s game inside the American Airlines Center starts at 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas or 8:30 p.m. ET.
How to watch
Local broadcasts have the game. Dallas viewers can watch on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. New York watchers can tune in to MSG.
FuboTV provides a fantastic outlet for streaming tonight’s game. They have both local and out of market NBA contests all season long. Check it out.
Local Mavericks fans can also watch on Fox Sports Go. The rest have to tune in on NBA League Pass.
The Mavericks opened as massive 11-point favorites over the Knicks according to The Action Network. The line has not moved as of this writing. The oddsmakers are predicting a comfortable Mavs victory.
The Mavericks game notes have no players listed on their injury report. The team appears to be at full strength heading into its first back-to-back of the year.
The Knicks have ruled out Mitchell Robinson, Elfrid Payton, Reggie Bullock, Kadeem Allen, and Ivan Rabb according to the NBA’s official injury report. Former Maverick Dennis Smith Jr. is also listed as questionable. He has missed the Knicks last five games dealing with a personal issue.
Fans should be on the lookout for any late-breaking news just before tonight’s tipoff.
Storyline to follow: KP’s first game against his former team
Kristaps Porzingis was drafted by the Knicks in 2015. He became an All-Star, elite shooter, and bonafide 20-point per game scorer in New York. The Unicorn also tore his ACL in Feb. 2018. Ultimately, that was the last game he ever played with the Knicks.
Porzingis faces his old team for the first time on Friday. Here is what he had to say after yesterday’s practice.
The Mavs and KP need to take care of business. They are at home against the team with the current worst record in the NBA. Dallas is facing a back-to-back too. Porzingis may sit out on Saturday. Hopefully, they put together a stellar performance and handily defeat the Knicks.
Dallas Mavericks supporters should tune and enjoy the show. Expect KP to be involved early and often against his former team. Friday could be the game that gets his shooting back on track. Don’t miss it.