Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in scrimmage vs. Pacers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in scrimmage vs. Pacers

The Dallas Mavericks opened their scrimmage slate with a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Seth Curry was on fire. Luka Doncic led the Mavs unstoppable offense to victory. Fans can read the five biggest takeaways from that game here.

They are back at it on Sunday against the Indiana Pacers. All the games during the restart are played in Orlando. The Mavs will technically be the home team, but will not enjoy that advantage. Normally timing rules will be in effect after the opening scrimmage featured ten minute quarters.

The Pacers are dealing with injuries heading in. Let us take a closer at what fans should be watching for when the Mavs face Indiana on July 26.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers: How to watch

Start time: 3:00 p.m. CT or 4:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: NBA TV

Stream online: Mavs.com, Pacers.com, Fubo.TV (features NBA TV)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers injury update

The Mavs will not have Dwight Powell, Jalen Brunson, Courtney Lee, or Willie Cauley-Stein. The rest of the team emerged healthy from the first scrimmage and should be ready to play on Sunday afternoon.

Fans could also see Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Trey Burke get their first action of the restart. Both are working on their conditioning.

It was reported on Friday that Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis left the bubble to seek additional treatment on his foot.

Myles Turner, Jeremy Lamb, and Goga Bitadze also missed Indiana’s first scrimmage against the Trail Blazers. Each should be considered questionable at best to face the Mavericks on July 26.

Fans should check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest news.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers storyline to follow: Normal rotation?

This game should feel a bit more normal. The Mavericks subbed out all five starters about halfway through the first period against the Lakers. Expect things to be closer to what fans will see in the seeding games on Sunday.

That means supporters will get a look at the Mavericks rotation. The Pacers are going to go small. Expect the Mavericks to counter. That means fans will get a glimpse at how much run Boban Marjanovic gets in those situations. They should also have improved feel for what the rotation looks like beyond the starting five.

Victor Oladipo should play for the Pacers on Sunday. That means it will be an exciting battle between him and Luka Doncic. Please tune in and enjoy the show.

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