The Dallas Mavericks are just starting to find their stride. Superstar Luka Doncic is working his way back into the MVP race as Dallas has won six of their last eight games. They have three more before the All-Star break, and the Mavs are hoping to finish strong.
The team takes center stage on Saturday evening as they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets in the ABC game of the week. Brooklyn has won eight straight and currently sits second in the Eastern Conference. They will be without one of their three stars, but stopping James Harden and Kyrie Irving will be difficult.
Fans won’t want to miss the nationally televised game, so here is a look at how and what to watch for on Feb. 27.
Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets: 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 at Brooklyn Nets injury updates
The Mavs have listed Kristaps Porzingis (back) as questionable, but he had a full practice on Friday. Coach Carlisle noted he expects him to play barring a setback. Fans can hear what KP had to say about the injury here. Dallas will be without Josh Green, Tyrell Terry, Tyler Bey, and Nate Hinton as all four are playing in the G League bubble.
The Nets ruled out Kevin Durant (hamstring) through the All-Star break. He joins Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) and Reggie Perry (G League) as out on Saturday night. Jeff Green (shoulder) is questionable for the Nets.
Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for status updates and any late-breaking information.
Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets storyline to follow: Which team can get stops?
The Nets have the highest offensive rating in the NBA since trading for James Harden. Dallas is in the top five over their 11 February games. Both teams have struggled mightily on the defensive end of the floor, so it could be a battle of which team can get stops on Saturday evening.
The Dallas Mavericks will need Kristaps Porzingis, Josh Richardson, and Dorian Finney-Smith to step it up on the defensive end of the floor. Slowing down Harden and Kyrie Irving will not be easy. The game promises to be a ton of fun, so do not miss it.