Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for against Bucks in seeding game five

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for against the Bucks in the fifth seeding game

The Dallas Mavericks are off to a rough start inside the Orlando bubble. They have just one win in four games to begin their seeding slate. Luka Doncic and the Mavs will be hoping to get back on track on Saturday evening against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference. They are preparing for the playoffs. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his team want to win it all during NBA Disney.

It should be an exciting showdown on Aug. 8. Here is how and what fans should be watching for when the Mavericks take on Milwaukee.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks: How to watch

Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: ESPN (National), Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas, Fox Sports Wisconsin (Milwaukee market)

Watch online: Watch ESPN, Fox Sports Go (both local markets), Fubo.tv

Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks injury update

The Mavs have Courtney Lee and Dwight Powell ruled out for the rest of the season. Seth Curry missed the last two games with a leg injury. He has been updated to questionable on the NBA’s official injury report. Dorian Finney-Smith also made the report as questionable with a hip injury.

The Bucks reported zero injuries. That could change before tipoff, though. Be sure to check Twitter for the latest.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks storyline to follow: Giannis vs. Luka

It is not every night that two of the top players in the MVP race square off, but it will happen on Saturday night. Antetokounmpo is favored to win the award for the second straight year. Luka Doncic has surprisingly made his way into the running.

Expect Giannis to guard Luka plenty in the game. It will be fascinating to see how the Mavericks superstar does against one of the NBA’s best defenders.

It should be an exciting game, so please tune in and enjoy all the action. Check back to The Smoking Cuban for plenty more after the game.

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