Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs look to bounce back vs. Warriors

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks were run out of the gym by the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. They allowed 147 points and lost by 31. The Warriors played small, and Dallas had no answer.

Luka Doncic and the Mavs will be looking to rebound on Saturday night as they host the Warriors again in one of the NBA’s new sets. Injuries will force Golden State to play small. It will be interesting to see how the Mavericks change it up.

Here is a look at how and what to watch for in Saturday’s game between the Mavs and Dubs.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors: How to watch

Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: ABC (National)

Watch online: Watch ESPN (National)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors injury updates

The Mavs have no injuries to report. They assigned three players to the G League bubble. Tyrell Terry, Tyler Bey, and Nate Hinton are all in Orlando preparing for that.

The Warriors are struggling with injuries. Marquese Chriss (leg), Kevon Looney (ankle), Alen Smailagic (knee), Klay Thompson (Achilles), and James Wiseman (wrist) are all listed as out on the NBA’s official injury report. Golden State also assigned Nico Mannion and Jordan Poole to the G League. Eric Paschall missed Thursday’s game and is questionable with a knee injury.

Fans will have to check Twitter just before tipoff to get all the latest injury information.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors storyline to follow: Adjustments

The Mavs are coming off an embarrassing loss to Golden State. They allowed 36 or more points in every quarter on Thursday in a nationally televised game on TNT. Golden State shot 57.3 percent from the field and over 51 percent on their 43 3-point attempts. It was an ugly night for the Mavericks.

What adjustments does coach Rick Carlisle have up his sleeve to stop the Warriors? Does Dallas play smaller and risk getting dominated on the glass? What answer do they have for Kelly Oubre Jr. coming off a 40-game? The Mavericks need to do all that plus keep one of the best shooters of all-time and future Hall of Famer Stephen Curry in check.

Will the Dallas Mavericks bounce back on Feb. 6? Tune in and find out.

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