Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs at Sixers

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

The Dallas Mavericks have won six of their last seven games as superstar Luka Doncic is red hot. They have four games left before the All-Star break as Dallas is looking to close strong.

The Mavericks travel to Philadelphia to face the Sixers on Thursday night. Philly has won three of their last four and currently sits atop the Eastern Conference. It will be Seth Curry’s first time facing the Mavs since the offseason trade.

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

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Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers: How to watch

Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: TNT (national), Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas market)

Watch online: TNT Drama (national)

Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers injury updates

Kristaps Porzingis (back) and Maxi Kleber (ankle) are listed as questionable to face the Sixers on the NBA’s official injury report. Both players missed Tuesday’s game versus the Celtics. The Mavs will be without Josh Green, Tyrell Terry, Tyler Bey, and Nate Hinton as all four are playing in the G League bubble.

The Sixers have two players in Orlando. Both Rayjon Tucker and Paul Reed will be out on Thursday. Seth Curry (ankle) is listed as probable.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for updates on KP and Maxi, plus any late-breaking news.

Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers storyline to follow: Luka vs. Embiid

The Mavs dominated the two matchups against the Sixers last season. Luka Doncic had 19 points, eight rebounds, and 12 dimes in his only game against Philly. He missed the other meeting with an ankle injury.

Joel Embiid is making a strong push to win the MVP award this season. He averages nearly 30 points and 11 rebounds while playing outstanding defense. Expect Luka to work his way back into the race as he continues producing incredible stat lines.

The two superstars will do battle on Feb. 24. Fans will not want to miss it, so please tune in and enjoy the game.

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