Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Game 2 against the Clippers
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Game 2 against the LA Clippers
The Dallas Mavericks dropped their playoff opener against the LA Clippers despite 42 points from Luka Doncic. The turning point in the game was Kristaps Porzingis being ejected after receiving his second technical foul. That allowed the Clippers to swing the momentum and grab the win.
The teams will be back for game two on Wednesday evening. The Clippers have won all four meetings this season, but the series opener should give the Mavericks hope that Aug. 19 will be different.
Let us take a closer look at how and what to watch for in Wednesday’s game.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 2: How to watch
Start time: 8:00 p.m. CT or 9:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (National), Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas, Fox Sports Prime Ticket (LA market)
Watch online: TNT Overtime, Fox Sports Go (Both local markets)
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 2 injury update
Dwight Powell and Courtney Lee remain out for the Mavericks. They are not expected to return this season. The Mavs listed Kristaps Porzingis as questionable with right knee soreness on the NBA’s official injury report. That could be bad news for Dallas. Trey Burke is probable after injuring his ankle in game one.
No players are listed on the Clippers injury report. Montrezl Harrell, Patrick Beverley, and Landry Shame all returned in the series opener.
Mavericks fans must check on the status of KP just before tipoff on Wednesday.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 2 storyline to follow: Luka going off
Luka Doncic broke an NBA record by dropping 42 points in his playoff debut in game one. Fans can see the highlights here.
Expect the encore to be better. The 21-year-old superstar turned the ball over 11 times on Monday night. He will have straightened out in game two.
Doncic did well at drawing fouls on Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Patrick Beverley. That will be something to watch moving forward. If Luka can get the key Clippers in foul trouble, the Mavs may be able to steal game two.
Dallas Mavericks fans should tune in for another exciting battle. Hopefully, there is an upset on Wednesday to even the series at one game apiece. Do not miss it.