Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry misses second straight game with leg injury

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Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry out against LA Clippers with a leg injury

The Dallas Mavericks are back for their fourth game inside the Orlando bubble. They defeated the Kings on Tuesday behind a 34-point triple-double from Luka Doncic. The Mavs will be looking to ride that momentum against the LA Clippers on Thursday.

The matchup is likely a playoff preview. The Clippers currently sit second in the Western Conference. Dallas is virtually locked into seventh meaning the two teams will square off in the first round.

The Mavs got some bad news before tipoff. Starting guard Seth Curry will miss his second straight game with right leg soreness. Let us take a closer look at what that means for Dallas.

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Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry is out versus Clippers with right leg soreness

Losing a starter always hurts, but the Mavs cannot replace his shooting. Curry is one of the best 3-point marksmen in the league. That floor spacing improves their offense tremendously. The Mavericks will certainly miss him against the Clippers.

They replaced him in the starting lineup with J.J. Barea against the Kings. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle decided to pivot at start Boban Marjanovic against the Clippers. The Mavs will need addition production and minutes from Luka Doncic, Delon Wright, Trey Burke, and Barea to grab the win on Thursday.

Wright could be used more to try to help defend the Clippers dynamic duo for Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Burke’s secondary playmaking has given Dallas a boost in the bubble too.

The Dallas Mavericks want to get the win heading into the potential playoff showdown. The Clippers have given Dallas the most problems this season. Hopefully, the Mavs can change that and grab a statement victory on Aug. 6. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for news and analysis after the game.

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