Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs host Warriors
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks snapped their six-game losing skid on Wednesday in Atlanta. Luka Doncic had 27 points, but it took a team effort to top the Hawks. The schedule remains unkind to Dallas, though.
The Mavs begin a seven-game homestand on Feb. 4 against the Golden State Warriors. It is the first of two against the Dubs in Dallas. The national TV audience comes in for both games as the Mavericks look to get back on track.
Here is how and what to watch for in Thursday’s game between the Warriors and Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors: How to watch
Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (National), NBC Sports Bay Area (Warriors market)
Watch online: TNT Watch (National)
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors injury updates
The Mavs did not submit an official injury report because they played last night. They had their entire roster healthy on Wednesday. Kristaps Porzingis is the player to watch. The Unicorn has rested on two straight second nights of back-to-backs.
The Warriors have a rest advantage but are facing multiple absences on Thursday night. James Wiseman (wrist), Kevon Looney (ankle), Marquese Chriss (leg), Alen Smailagic (knee), and Klay Thompson (Achilles) are all listed as out. The Dubs will have to play Draymond Green significant minutes at center on Thursday night.
Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest injury updates.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors storyline to follow: Luka vs. Curry
Doncic has been incredible since the start of 2021. Over his last 17 games, the 21-year-old superstar averages 28.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game. He has added to his deep bag of tricks and is unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor.
Curry is back healthy and putting on his own show this season. The two-time MVP is averaging over 28 points per game and beating triple-teams at points.
Expect both superstars to go off on Thursday night at the American Airlines Center. Tune in to see which can lead his team to victory.