Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs face the Spurs in San Antonio

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks went small against the Pacers to snap a three-game losing streak. Superstar Luka Doncic had a triple-double. Kristaps Porzingis led the team in scoring and look unstoppable at the five.

The Mavs are back in action on Friday night in San Antonio. The Spurs currently sit atop the Southwest Division at 8-7. Dallas will be looking to change that on Jan. 22.

Here is a look at how and what to watch for on Friday night between the Mavericks and Spurs.

Read. 5 takeaways from the Mavs win in Indiana

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs: 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 Southwest (San Antonio market)

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

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs injury updates

The Mavs will be without Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, and Maxi Kleber as all four remain in the league’s health and safety protocols. No word yet on when any of them will be able to suit up again. They are the only Mavericks on the NBA’s official injury report.

The Spurs will be without Derrick White (toe) and Drew Eubanks (health and safety protocols) on Friday night. Quinndary Weatherspoon (knee) is listed as questionable.

Fans should check Twitter just before tipoff for updates plus any late-breaking injury information.

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs storyline to follow: Will Luka stay hot?

The Mavs won three of four from the Spurs last season as Doncic averaged 32.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 10.5 assists against San Antonio. The 21-year-old will be looking to keep those numbers up against the Spurs on Friday night.

He has been incredible in January. After two straight down games, Doncic should be looking to score more against the Spurs. Expect Gregg Popovich to throw multiple looks at the Mavericks superstar. It will be fascinating to watch on Friday night. Do not miss it.

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