Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in final preseason game vs. Minnesota
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in final preseason game vs. Timberwolves
The Dallas Mavericks swept the Bucks in two straight games in Milwaukee to begin the preseason. Fans saw a magical third quarter from Luka Doncic in the second outing to propel Dallas to victory. The team looks to be locking as the regular season approaches.
The Mavs have their final preseason game on Dec. 17 as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dallas fans will get a look at number one overall pick Anthony Edwards and how he is pairing with All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns.
There should be no resting as the two teams try to get ready for their first regular-season game in under one week. Here is how and why fans should watch Thursday’s contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves final preseason game: How to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas market), Fox Sports North (Minnesota market)
Watch online: Fox Sports Go (Both local markets), NBA League Pass (Out of market)
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves injury updates
Kristaps Porzingis remains out for the Mavs. Coach Carlisle noted that Wesley Iwundu missed practiced on Wednesday, but he should be ready for Thursday’s game. Courtney Lee has not yet played this preseason after signing late with the Mavericks. Consider Lee and Iwundu questionable for Dallas’ final preseason game.
D’Angelo Russell was been ruled out with an ankle injury. Naz Reid missed Minnesota’s last game and should be considered questionable against the Mavs. The Timberwolves look otherwise healthy heading into the contest.
Be sure to check Twitter before tipoff for all the latest injury updates.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves storyline to follow: Rotations
Coach Carlisle stopped short of calling it a dress rehearsal, but expect him to give fans a peek at the opening night rotation. The Dallas Mavericks may empty the bench a bit in the fourth quarter, but they will be motivated to improve their conditioning and get players ready for the regular-season opener.
It should be an exciting game against a Timberwolves hungry to get back to the playoffs. Expect plenty of fireworks inside the American Airlines Center. Be sure to tune in and enjoy the game.