Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs host Bulls

Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs host Bulls

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for revenge on Sunday afternoon. They traveled to Chicago on Jan. 3 and lost to the Bulls behind a 39-point performance from Zach LaVine. Luka Doncic did not play in that game, and fans know the Mavs superstar has no plans of letting the Bulls sweep the season series.

Doncic has been incredible since that loss in Chicago. The 21-year-old is averaging 30.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 11.2 assists per game over his last five. Fans should expect him to keep it going on Sunday as the European crowd will be tuning in.

Here is how and what to watch for in Sunday’s contest between the Mavs and Bulls.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls: How to watch

Start time: 2:00 p.m. CT or 3:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas Market), NBC Sports Chicago (Bulls market)

Watch online: Fox Sports Go (Dallas market), NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls injury updates

Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, and Dwight Powell remain out in the league’s health and safety protocols. Jalen Brunson was upgraded to questionable on the NBA’s official injury report. Tim Hardaway Jr. (groin) is also questionable with Kristaps Porzingis checking in at probable for Sunday’s game.

The Bulls have listed Garrett Temple (ankle) and Otto Porter Jr. (back) as probable to face the Mavericks. Devin Dotson, Chandler Hutchison, Luke Kornet, and Tomas Satoransky are all listed as out.

Be sure to check Twitter for any late-breaking information before Sunday’s tipoff.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls storyline to follow: KP finding his rhythm

Kristaps Porzingis played well in his season opener against the Hornets before struggling in Milwaukee. The Unicorn and the Mavs are hoping to find some rhythm and consistency on Sunday in Chicago. Dallas needs KP to average 20 and ten for the Mavericks to reach their goals this season.

Expect both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis to have massive games on Jan. 17. Do not miss what promises to be an exciting game.