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Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs host division rival Spurs

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks were red hot heading into the All-Star break. They won nine of their last 11 games as superstar Luka Doncic had the offense performing at an elite level. Now, they are back after a week off to continue climbing the standings in the second half.

The schedule makers were not friendly to the Mavs. They kick off with a back-to-back set. The Mavericks host the San Antonio Spurs on March 10 before traveling to Oklahoma City. Dallas is chasing the rival Spurs in the standings and has an opportunity to make a statement to start the second half.

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

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Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs: How to watch

Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: NBA TV (national), Fox Sports Southwest (both local markets)

Watch online: Fox Sports Go (both local markets)

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs injury updates

The Mavs recalled three of their four rookies from the G League bubble, but Nate Hinton remains in Orlando. They listed Tyrell Terry (illness) as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report, but he is the only player mentioned.

The Spurs will be without Devin Vassell (health and safety) and Quinndary Weatherspoon (G League) for Wednesday’s matchup.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for any late-breaking information.

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs storyline to follow: Can Luka stay hot?

Luka Doncic had 36 points as he narrowly missed a triple-double in the first meeting against the Spurs this season. The Mavs have won four of the last five matchups against their in-state rivals with the 22-year-old superstar averaging over 33 points per contest.

Fans know Doncic closed the first half red hot. Can he keep producing at that level after the All-Star break? Luka has dominated the Spurs in recent meetings. Expect that to continue to March 10, so do not miss a second of the action.

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