Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Denver against Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Denver against the Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had his first triple-double of the 2020-2021 season last time out against the Rockets. The 21-year-old is still working his way into peak form, but the MVP numbers will be here in no time. Doncic is impossible to guard and one of the faces of the league. He is only improving too.

The Mavs travel to Denver to face the Nuggets on Jan. 7. Dallas dominated the last meeting on the night the NBA shut down in March 2020. Doncic had 28 points, six rebounds, and nine assists as Boban Marjanovic stole the show and helped the Mavericks to a blowout victory.

Here is how and what fans should be watching for in Thursday’s game.

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Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets: How to watch

Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: TNT (National), Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas Market)

Watch online: TNT Overtime (National)

Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets injury updates

Kristaps Porzingis and Trey Burke were both ruled out by the Mavericks on the NBA’s official injury report. Porzingis is getting closer, but he still not ready from his offseason knee surgery. Burke did not travel with the team because of an illness. Fans can read who is going to step up in his absence here.

Denver is listing Michael Porter Jr. as questionable. He missed the last three games because of the league’s health and safety protocols. Expect him to play on Thursday night. Greg Whittington is out for the Nuggets with a knee sprain.

Be sure to check Twitter as tipoff approaches for any late-breaking injury information.

Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets storyline to follow: Luka’s Denver struggles to continue?

Luka Doncic has played three games in Denver in his young career. The Mavs have only won one of those games, and the 21-year-old has shot just 18 of 50 from the field. Will Doncic find his footing in the Mile High City?

Expect a monster performance from the Mavericks superstar. Luka is moving past his early-season struggles, and the team will need him to top the defending Western Conference finalists on their home floor. Fans will not want to miss it.

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