Dallas Mavericks: Odds, how to watch, and more for game 35 vs. Hornets
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks host the Charlotte Hornets on Jan. 4. Here is a peek at everything fans need to know before enjoying that contest.
The Dallas Mavericks got back in the win column in their last game. They had lost two straight but earned a fantastic team victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.
The Mavs continue their homestand on Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets. Dallas will be significant favorites heading in. The Hornets snapped a six-game losing streak in their last game. They sit at 14-23 on the season.
Here is everything fans need to know about the Mavericks vs. Hornets game.
Saturday’s contest is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas or 8:30 ET.
How to watch
The local Mavericks broadcast is once again on Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. Fans in the Charlotte area can watch on Fox Sports Southeast.
FuboTV has supporters covered with all the action on Jan. 4. Their platform features local and out of market games all season.
Fox Sports Go has the stream for fans in both local markets and others can catch the game on NBA League Pass.
The odds for Friday’s game were not yet available courtesy of the Action Network at the time of this writing.
NBA’s official injury report has ruled out Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Ryan Broekhoff (fibula), and Isaiah Roby (foot) already. Both Tim Hardaway Jr. (hamstring) and Delon Wright (foot) are listed as questionable.
The Hornets have four players assigned to their G-League affiliate but are otherwise healthy heading into Dallas.
Supporters should be on the lookout for any late-breaking news just before tipoff.
Storyline to follow: Luka staying hot
Luka Doncic returned from a four-game absence on Dec. 26 and looks like he never missed a second. Over the last five games, Luka is averaging 28.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.2 steals in 33.5 minutes per game.
The Mavericks need Doncic to stay hot. Porzingis is out and Hardaway Jr. may be next. Taking away the team’s second and third-leading scorers only places more burden on Luka. Expect him to carve up the Hornets defense on Jan. 4.
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