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

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kawhi Leonard Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kawhi Leonard Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last six games as they continue to climb the standings. Luka Doncic is working his way back into the MVP race, and Kristaps Porzingis looks healthy for the first time this season. Dallas is proving to be dangerous when at full strength.

They return home to face the LA Clippers on March 15. It is the first of a two-game set against their 2020 playoff foe. The Clippers played in New Orleans on Sunday night giving Dallas a significant rest advantage for the second straight game.

Will the Mavs be able to take advantage? Here is a look at how and what to watch for in Monday’s game.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers: How to watch

Start time: 8:00 p.m. CT or 9:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas market), Fox Sports Prime Ticket (Los Angeles market)

Watch online: Fox Sports Go (Both local markets)

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers injury updates

The Mavs listed James Johnson (personal) and Tyrell Terry (illness) questionable on the NBA’s official injury report. They are the only two players listed heading into Monday’s game.

The Clippers are on the second of a back-to-back, so they did not submit an injury report. Patrick Beverley (knee) has been ruled out by the Clippers for both games in Dallas. Mfiondu Kabengele also missed Sunday’s game in the health and safety protocols. The Clippers could decide to rest players on the second night of a back-to-back.

Fans will want to check Twitter before tipoff for all the latest injury information on this contest.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers storyline to follow: Luka looking to stay hot vs. LAC

The Clippers bounced the Mavericks in the first round of the 2020 playoffs, but Luka Doncic showed no team can slow him down. The Mavs superstar had a 43-point triple-double in Game 4 of that series and was incredible throughout.

The two teams have only matched up once so far this season. Dallas defeated the Clippers by 51 points at the Staples Center. Luka had 24 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in just 25 minutes of action in the destruction. Kawhi Leonard did not play for LA, but it was the largest margin of victory for the Mavs this season.

Can Luka Doncic stay hot against the LA Clippers? Expect him to do just that as the Dallas Mavericks look to make it a winning streak on March 15. Do not miss it.

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