Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs face Pacers in Indiana

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is averaging 28.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 block per game during his eight January contests. He has been playing incredibly, but the short-handed Mavs have lost three straight games.

Dallas is back on the road as they travel to face the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 20. Both teams plan on making the playoffs this season. The Mavericks will still be without four rotation players, but Luka has his sights set on snapping their losing streak on Wednesday evening.

Here is a look at how and what to watch for on Jan. 20 as the Mavs battle the Pacers.

Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers: How to watch

Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas Market), Fox Sports Indiana (Pacers market)

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

Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers injury updates

Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, and Dwight Powell all remain out in the league’s health and safety protocols. Richardson returned to Dallas over the weekend but is not cleared to play. Tim Hardaway Jr. (groin) is listed as probable to face Indiana on the NBA’s official injury report.

The Pacers are dealing with injuries of their own. Both T.J. Warren and Caris LeVert are out for Wednesday’s game. Myles Turner (hand), Jeremy Lamb (knee), and JaKarr Sampson (back) are all listed as questionable.

Be sure to check Twitter for updates on their status, plus any late-breaking injury information.

Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers storyline to follow: What can Luka do next?

Luka Doncic has been red hot. The Raptors slowed him down a bit, but it was the second night of a back-to-back. Expect Doncic to be ready to put on a show in Indianapolis.

Luka had 36 points and narrowly missed a triple-double in his only meeting against the Pacers last season, but the Mavs lost on their home floor in an exciting game. Expect Doncic to be looking for revenge on Wednesday night.

It promises to be a fun and exciting contest between two playoff hopefuls. Do not miss it.