Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Game 3 against the Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Game 3 against the LA Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks evened the series against the LA Clippers on Wednesday night. Luka Doncic led the way with 28 points, but he struggled with foul trouble in the second half. The entire team fought hard for the upset in game two.

The Mavericks shift to being the home team inside the Orlando bubble for Friday’s game three. Fans will see the Mavs logo and hear their public address announcer.

Game three is pivotal. Can the Mavs ride the momentum of their victory into a second one? Will the Clippers storm back in game three? Here is how and watch to watch for in the Aug. 20 contest.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 3: 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 3 injury update

Dwight Powell and Courtney Lee remain out for the season. The Mavs also list Kristaps Porzingis (heel) and Trey Burke (ankle) as probable on the NBA’s official injury report. Both men looked healthy in game two, but keep an eye on their statuses as the game draws closer.

Patrick Beverley (calf) is listed as doubtful. He missed game two and looks set to miss another with his troublesome calf.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for any late-breaking information.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 3 storyline to follow: Luka making adjustments

Luka Doncic has had a series in the first two games. The 21-year-old broke the record for points in a playoff debut with 42 in game one. He had 11 turnovers, though. Luka knocked that down to one on Wednesday but struggled with fouls.

Expect another adjustment from the Mavericks superstar in game three. He will smarter and avoid fouling. Doncic has only fouled out of one game in his NBA career. He has had five or more fouls just five times after game two. Do not expect it to be an issue.

The Clippers switched to Kawhi Leonard guarding Luka in the fourth quarter on Wednesday. Will they stick with that in game three? Leonard is going to defend Doncic late in games, but will they go to it earlier? It is something to monitor going forward.

Game three promises to be an exciting and entertaining contest that fans will not want to miss. Enjoy the game on Friday night. Let’s go Mavs!

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