Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in game three against the Clippers
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in game three against the LA Clippers
The Dallas Mavericks were blown off the floor by the Lakers on Christmas Day. They gave up 138 points and were never in the game, despite Luka Doncic dropping 27 points and having seven assists.
The Mavs are looking to avoid an 0-3 start as they stay in Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Sunday afternoon. Dallas will also have revenge on their minds after LA bounced them in the first round of the playoffs last year. The Clippers have won two straight to start the season and present a third consecutive difficult test to begin the season.
Here is a look at how and what to watch for in Sunday’s game between the two playoff teams.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers: How to watch
Start time: 2:30 p.m. CT or 3:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: NBA TV (National), Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas Market), Fox Sports Prime Ticket (LA Market)
Watch online: Fox Sports Go (Both local market)
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers injury updates
Kristaps Porzingis was again ruled out the NBA’s official injury report. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle sounded optimistic when discussing the Unicorn’s progress on Christmas Day. Expect his return to be here quickly.
The Clippers listed Marcus Morris (knee) as out on their game notes. Kawhi Leonard had a scary fall during their Christmas day game that required stitches, but he looks set to play on Sunday.
Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers storyline to follow: Adjustments
The Mavs must make adjustments from their first two games. The starting unit has struggled. Luka Doncic needs to come out aggressive and keep the offense rolling. Every player needs to ratchet up his game on the defensive end. The Mavericks should be embarrassed after giving up 138 points, and they need to make adjustments against the Clippers.
The two teams played each other seven times inside the Orlando bubble. Both teams should have matchup adjustments figured out too. The familiarity could lead to an exciting game.
Doncic has no plans of letting the Mavericks slip to 0-3, so expect him to come out firing on Sunday afternoon. It is also a primetime game in Europe, so expect his friend and family to be watching. There promises to be plenty of excitement, so do not miss it.