The Dallas Mavericks return home to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 4. Here is a look at the odds plus everything fans need to know before tipoff.
The Dallas Mavericks ran their winning streak to three straight on Tuesday with a victory over the Pelicans. That marks eight wins in their last nine games. Reigning Player of the Month Luka Doncic was once again the catalyst. He dropped 33 points and 18 rebounds in 28 minutes of action on Tuesday.
The Mavericks are facing their second back-to-back of the season as the Minnesota Timberwolves invade Dallas on Dec. 4. Minnesota has won 10 of their first 19 games and currently sits in seventh in the Western Conference. It will be a stern test with limited rest for the Mavs.
Here is everything fans need to know about that game.
Wednesday’s contest inside the American Airlines Center begins at 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas or 8:30 p.m. ET.
How to watch
Fox Sports has supporters in both local markets covered on Dec. 4. Dallas viewers can watch on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. In Minnesota’s market, the game is on Fox Sports North.
FuboTV has online viewing for fans. It is a fantastic way to catch local, national, and out of market NBA action all season long.
Fox Sports Go is another option for viewers in the local markets this evening. Everyone else can watch the game on NBA League Pass.
The Mavericks opened as a -4 favorite courtesy of the Action Network. The action was quickly bet down to -3.5. The Timberwolves have the schedule advantage, but the Mavs are still favored on Wednesday evening.
The Mavericks’ had no injuries heading into Tuesday, and they appeared to come out of the game without any. The major question mark is the status of Kristaps Porzingis. He sat out the second night of the team’s first back-to-back. KP was limited to 18 minutes against the Pelicans, though. Keep an eye out for his status.
Fans should monitor the news leading up until tipoff to have all the latest information.
Storyline to follow: Defending KAT
Defeating the Timberwolves starts with keeping Karl-Anthony Towns in check. The big man is averaging 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season. He is the premier stretch five in the NBA.
Last season, the Mavs used Dorian Finney-Smith on Towns. That worked well as DFS was able to frustrate Towns with his quickness and athleticism. Expect Minnesota to get KAT involved early and often on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks will counter with a heavy dose of Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old is playing out of his mind right now. It will be interesting to see if the Timberwolves can slow him down on the second of a back-to-back. Expect Doncic to be flirting with another 30-point triple-double by the time the final horn sounds.