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Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs host Grizzlies

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Mavericks have not played since Feb. 14. They had two straight games postponed because of severe weather and power outages across Texas. The unexpected break has given Luka Doncic and the Mavs a chance to practice together as they look to continue their recent hot stretch.

Dallas hosts the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. It is the first meeting of the season between the two Western Conference foes. Both teams plan on making the playoffs, so fans should expect fireworks on Feb. 22.

Let us take a closer look at how and what to watch for as the Mavericks host the Grizzlies.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies: 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 Southeast (Memphis market)

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies injury updates

The Mavs enter Monday’s game at full strength. They will be without Josh Green, Tyler Bey, Tyrell Terry, and Nate Hinton as all four are taking part in the G League bubble in Orlando. Dallas has everyone else available as they return to the court.

The Grizzlies will be without five players against the Mavericks. Dillon Brooks (thigh), Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee), and Killian Tillie (foot) are sidelined by injuries. Memphis sent Sean McDermott and Jontay Porter to the G League bubble for additional playing time.

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies storyline to follow: Luka vs. Ja

The Mavs won two of the three meetings against the Grizzlies last season. They blew out Memphis in November and March with Luka Doncic in the lineup. Dallas lost in February, but the 21-year-old superstar was out with an ankle injury.

Grizzlies star Ja Morant only squared off against Luka in the March showdown. Morant had 11 points and eight dimes but struggled shooting from the field. The 21-year-old is one of the best young point guards in the league. Expect him to be fired up to match up against Doncic.

Fans should expect a showdown on Monday night inside the American Airlines Center. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are looking to continue their hot streak despite an extended break. Fans will not want to miss it.

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