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Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs host Trail Blazers

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 are catching fire. They have won four straight, and superstar Luka Doncic has scored 25 or more points in 13 consecutive games. Their offense is finding its stride as the team is starting to show its promise.

The Mavs are back in action on Sunday evening against the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard has them sitting fifth in the Western Conference with 15 victories including four straight. It figures to be an entertaining matchup on Feb. 14.

Here is a look at how and what fans can watch for in the matchup.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers: How to watch

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

How to watch: ESPN (National), Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas market), NBC Sports Northwest (Trail Blazers’ market)

Watch online: Watch ESPN (National), Fox Sports Go (Dallas market)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers injury updates

The Mavs have a clean injury report. Tyrell Terry, Tyler Bey, and Nate Hinton are in Orlando for the G League bubble. Those are the only Mavericks that will miss Sunday’s game.

The Blazers listed C.J. McCollum (foot), Jusuf Nurkic (wrist), and Zach Collins (ankle) as out on the NBA’s official injury report. Rodney Hood is questionable with a foot injury.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for any late-breaking information.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers storyline to follow: Luka vs. Dame

Fans have witnessed some epic battles between Luka Doncic and Damian Lillard. There was the bubble showdown where Lillard dropped 61 to lift Portland to victory. Doncic averages 26.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.0 dimes in his eight games versus the Blazers in his career. The Mavericks have split those with all of them being a single-digit scoring margin.

Fans should expect both Luka Doncic and Damian Lillard to put on a show on Sunday night. Stay tuned for a cannot miss contest. Supporters will get another treat on Feb. 14.

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