The Dallas Mavericks head to Mexico City to face the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 12. Here is a look at how fans can enjoy the game plus so much more.
The Dallas Mavericks play the first Mexico City game of the 2019-2020 season when they face the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. The game will be played at elevation, so it will be interesting to see what impact that has on the proceedings.
The Mavs had their five-game winning streak snapped last time out against the Sacramento Kings. They will be looking to rebound against the Pistons.
Detroit is 10-14 on the season including just three wins in 12 road games. They are considered the home team despite it being a neutral site contest. They bring a difficult matchup with Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin, and Derrick Rose being problems.
Here is everything fans need to know about the game.
Thursday’s contest begins at 9:00 p.m. ET or 8:00 p.m. local time in Dallas.
How to watch
The local broadcasts have supporters covered. In Dallas, fans can catch the game on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. Fox Sports Detroit has the action in their local market.
FuboTV provides the top outlet for online viewing. They have local and out of market games throughout the NBA season.
Fox Sports Go is another option for supporters in the local markets this evening. Everyone else can watch the game on NBA League Pass.
The Mavericks opened as a -5 favorite courtesy of the Action Network. The line has not moved as of this writing.
Detroit listed Reggie Jackson (Spine) and Khyri Thomas (foot) as out for Thursday’s game on the NBA’s official injury report.
Fans should check the news just before tipoff for any late changes.
Storyline to follow: Luka’s shooting
Luka Doncic has struggled in his three games in Denver. He is 18 of 50 from the field combined. The Nuggets are a difficult matchup, but the altitude could be having an impact too. Fans will find out on Thursday night.
Doncic is still a nightly triple-double threat. Every team is having trouble slowing him down. He has not scored under 20 points since that game in Denver on Oct. 29. The Pistons may have to double-team Luka to keep him in check. Keep an eye on how they are defending Doncic on Thursday.
The rebounding battle will play a massive part too. Andre Drummond is one of the league’s best, and the Mavericks may struggle to keep him off the glass. That is something to monitor.
The Smoking Cuban will be back with plenty more after the game, so please check back with us for opinion and analysis on the Dallas Mavericks.