Mavericks: What to watch for as Dallas host Clippers for second straight

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks face the LA Clippers for the second straight game on March 17. Superstar Luka Doncic had a 25-point triple-double on Monday night, but it was not enough to pick up the victory. How will the Mavs adjust in the second game?

The Clippers are a difficult matchup for Dallas. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George present problems for any foe, but LA’s wing depth gives the Mavericks fits. It will be interesting to see what tricks coach Rick Carlisle has up his sleeve on Wednesday evening in a nationally televised game.

Here is a look at how and what to watch for as the Mavericks host the Clippers on March 17.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers: How to watch

Start time: 8:30 p.m. CT or 9:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: ESPN (national), Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas market)

Watch online: Watch ESPN (national), Fox Sports Go (Dallas market)

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers injury updates

The Mavs listed Dwight Powell (illness) as questionable for Wednesday’s game on the NBA’s official injury report. He missed the team’s last game. James Johnson (health and safety) will be out against the LA Clippers. Fans can get the latest on his absence here.

Patrick Beverley (knee) remains out for Wednesday’s game. Serge Ibaka missed Monday’s games but has been upgraded to questionable with a back injury.

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers storyline to follow: Luka going off

The Mavs need more from Luka Doncic on Wednesday night. He had 25 points, 16 assists, and ten rebounds on March 15, but he shot just nine of 23 from the field with seven turnovers. Doncic was outstanding, but he made one too many miscues to lead Dallas to victory against an elite team.

Expect the 22-year-old to be looking to right the ship on Wednesday night. Fans heard the frustration in Luka’s voice about his late-game execution against the Clippers. Anticipate him to bounce back on March 17. Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss it, so please tune in and enjoy the game.

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