The Dallas Mavericks return home to take the on the Miami Heat on Dec. 14. Here is everything fans need to know about that game.
The Mavs return to Dallas to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday evening. The Heat have won three straight games and six of their last seven. They are one of the hottest and most surprising teams in the NBA.
Here is a look at everything fans need to know before watching the Dallas Mavericks take on the Miami Heat.
Saturday’s contest begins at 8:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas.
How to watch
The game will be televised in both local markets this evening. Dallas fans can watch on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. In Miami, the contest is on Fox Sports Sun.
FuboTV gives supporters the best avenue for streaming Saturday’s game. It has local and out of market action all season long.
Fox Sports Go provides another outlet for supporters in the local markets this evening. Everyone else can watch the game on NBA League Pass.
The Mavericks enter as a -7 favorite courtesy of the Action Network. That is a massive spread for two teams with similar records. The Heat’s rested disadvantage certainly comes into play.
Keep an eye out for the latest injury news.
Storyline to follow: Luka vs. Jimmy Buckets
Luka Doncic will be looking for his 21st straight game with 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists against the Heat. During that stretch, he is averaging 31.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game. The 20-year-old has been unstoppable this season.
Miami will counter with Jimmy Butler. The four-time All-Star is averaging over 20 points per game and continues to be a standout on the defensive end. The Heat have put the ball in Butler’s hands more this season. It will be interesting to see if Jimmy Buckets can slow down Luka on Saturday evening.
The Heat are 18-6 on the season. It is a showdown of the two most surprising teams so far. It will be can’t miss action, so please tune in and enjoy the game.