Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs face Hawks in Atlanta

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks have lost six straight games entering Wednesday’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks. Luka Doncic and the Mavs are finally healthy and ready to break out of their slump. Expect a bounce-back performance versus the Hawks.

Atlanta sits at 10-10 and sixth in the Eastern Conference. They have taken a massive step forward and are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

Here is how and what to watch for in Wednesday’s game between the Hawks and Mavericks.

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Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks: How to watch

Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas Market), Fox Sports Southeast (Atlanta market)

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

Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks injury updates

The Mavs are once again fully healthy for Wednesday’s game. The only two players on the official injury report are Tyler Bey and Nate Hinton as they have both been assigned to the G-League bubble.

The Hawks will be without Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee), Kris Dunn (ankle), and De’Andre Hunter (knee) against the Mavericks. Onyeka Okongwu is listed as questionable with an Achilles injury.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest injury updates.

Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks storyline to follow: Luka vs. Trae Young

The two All-Stars were will be forever linked because they were traded for each other on draft night 2018. Both point guards are having outstanding seasons. Trae Young is trying to break through and make the playoffs for the first time. Luka Doncic is looking to get the Mavs back on track.

Expect both players to have monster nights on Wednesday. Young dropped 25 points and ten assists in the last meeting between the two teams as the Hawks pulled the upside. Luka missed both matchups versus the Hawks last season but will be ready to put on a show on Feb. 3.

Dallas Mavericks fans should check back to The Smoking Cuban for plenty more after Wednesday’s game, including unmatched opinions and analysis on your favorite team. Do not miss it.

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