Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs at Magic
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks got back in the win column on Saturday night as they topped the Brooklyn Nets. Luka Doncic led the way with 27 points as Kristaps Porzingis returned to the lineup. The Mavs are back to .500 and have won three of their last four.
They travel to face the Orlando Magic on March 1. The Magic have lost three straight and have three of their preferred starters out of the lineup. Dallas will be looking to take advantage on Monday night.
Here is a look at how and what to watch for on March 1.
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic: How to watch
Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas market), Fox Sports Florida (Orlando market)
Watch online: Fox Sports Go (both local markets), NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic injury updates
Kristaps Porzingis is listed as probable on the NBA’s official injury report with back tightness. Tyrell Terry, Josh Green, Nate Hinton, and Tyler Bey remain in the G League bubble and will not play against the Magic.
Orlando has Cole Anthony (rib), James Ennis (calf), Markelle Fultz (knee), Aaron Gordon (ankle), Jonathan Isaac (knee), and Karim Mane (G-League) out for Monday’s game.
Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for an update on KP’s status plus any late-breaking injury information.
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic storyline to follow: Luka’s hot streak
Luka Doncic averaged 30.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks over his 12 February games. He shot 48.6 percent from the field and 43.5 percent on his threes. The Mavs have won eight of those 12 games. It is further proof that Dallas is unstoppable when Luka is connecting from long range.
The 22-year-old superstar will look to continue his hot streak against the Magic on Monday. Orlando is without their two preferred defenders on Doncic, so they will have to get creative. Expect another massive night from Luka as the Mavericks look to climb over .500 for the first time since Jan. 22. Do not miss it.