Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs vs. Thunder

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks wrap up the first half of their season on March 3 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Superstar Luka Doncic will start his second consecutive All-Star game as the rest of the team takes a week off. It has been a wild first half for the Mavericks, but the team has shown its potential by winning eight of their last ten.

The Thunder are 12th in the Western Conference at 14-20 but present a difficult challenge to face heading into the break. They are a young team that plays hard. Dallas will have to be on their game to pick up the victory on Wednesday night.

Here is how and what fans should watch for as the Mavericks host the Thunder on March 3.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: 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 Oklahoma (Thunder market)

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder injury updates

Luka Doncic (back) and Willie Cauley-Stein (thumb) are both listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report. The Mavs could be cautious in the final game before the All-Star break. They will be without Josh Green, Tyrell Terry, Tyler Bey, and Nate Hinton as all four are in the G League bubble.

The Thunder ruled out Trevor Ariza (not with team), Hamidou Diallo (groin), Josh Hall (knee), George Hill (thumb), Aleksej Pokusevski (G League), and Moses Brown (G League) for Wednesday’s game.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for updates on Doncic and Cauley-Stein, plus any late-breaking injury news.

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Luka Doncic has been red hot since the start of February. Kristaps Porzingis has put together two straight solid performances as he continues to work his back to full strength from offseason surgery. The Mavericks need both All-Stars to play at an elite level for the team to make a deep playoff run.

The Dallas Mavericks will top the Thunder on Wednesday night if Luka and KP both play their best. Stay tuned for what should an exciting game to end the first half for the Mavs.

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