Dallas Mavericks: Odds, how to watch, and more for game 27 vs. Celtics

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks return home for a battle against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 18. Here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more.

The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off an impressive victory on Monday night. They traveled to Milwaukee without Luka Doncic and defeated the Bucks who had won 18 straight coming in. It was an incredible performance.

The Mavs face another tough test on Wednesday. They host the Boston Celtics, and Doncic remains out with an ankle injury. The Celtics won the first meeting 116-106 on Nov. 11.

Here is everything fans need to know about the upcoming game.

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Start Time

Wednesday’s contest begins at 9:30 p.m. ET or 8:30 p.m. local time in Dallas.

How to watch

The national television audience is back as the game will be carried on ESPN. Local Boston viewers can watch on NBC Sports Boston.

Watch online

Watch ESPN would be the streaming outlet for the action unless fans live in the Boston market. They have to watch on the NBC Sports app.


The Celtics a -1 favorite as of Wednesday morning courtesy of the Action Network. Getting a road win in Dallas will not be easy, though. Expect a gritty performance from the Mavs on Dec. 18.

Injury update

The Mavericks’ game notes lists Luka Doncic as out for Wednesday’s game. Fans can read more here. He is the only Maverick on the injury report.

The NBA’s official injury report lists Vincent Poirier (finger), Marcus Smart (eye) and Robert Williams III (hip) as out against the Mavs.

Be sure to check Twitter for late-breaking news right before tipoff.

Storyline to follow: Slowing down Kemba

Kemba Walker was the reason the Celtics defeated the Mavericks in the first meeting. The All-Star dropped 29 points including eight 3-pointers. That included three daggers that kept the game out of reach for Dallas.

The Mavs need to do a better job defending Walker in the rematch. It could mean more minutes for Delon Wright. He is the best option to defend Kemba 1-on-1. Coach Carlisle will have a plan on how to slow him down, but the team needs to execute it.

Kristaps Porzingis and Seth Curry were the two stars on Monday night. Which players will step up with Luka out against Boston? The Mavericks are a deep team with plenty of options.

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