Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Game 5 against the Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Game 5 against the LA Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks are riding high after their game four win over the LA Clippers. Luka Doncic went from a game-time decision to dropping a 43-point triple-double in a matter of hours. He capped it off with a game-winning shot Mavericks fans will never forget.

As the series shifts to game five, everyone will be monitoring the status of Kristaps Porzingis. The Unicorn was a late scratch in game four. Coach Rick Carlisle noted that he would likely be a game-time decision on Tuesday evening.

Here is how and what to watch in game five between the Mavs and Clippers. Remember, it is a crucial contest. The series is tied two to two. The winner gains a massive advantage, so fans will not want to miss it.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 4: 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 4 injury update

The Mavs listed Kristaps Porzingis as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report. Fans may not know his status until just before tipoff on Tuesday, so stay tuned. Luka Doncic (ankle) and Trey Burke (ankle) were both listed as probable. Dwight Powell and Courtney Lee remain out.

Patrick Beverley (calf) is the lone Clipper on the report. He sits at doubtful. Beverley has missed the last three games with the injury. Coach Doc Rivers did not seem optimistic about Pat Bev suiting up.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest news.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 4 storyline to follow: Luka’s encore

Luka Doncic is fresh off an incredible performance on a sprained ankle. He willed the Mavericks to victory in game four. What can he do for an encore?

The 21-year-old superstar has shredded LA in this series. Through four games, he averages 31.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 9.8 assists in 35.4 minutes of action. Doncic has made 43 of 83 from the field in the series. No player on the Clippers can guard him. Luka continues to force switches and dominate mismatches.

Dallas Mavericks fans should expect another monster performance from Luka Doncic. He will be looking for his third straight triple-double. Luka may need it to get the Mavs a victory in game five. It promises to be exciting and entertaining, so do not Tuesday’s game.

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