The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off one of their best wins of the season. Superstar Luka Doncic led the way with 42 points as the Mavs dominated the LA Clippers on Wednesday night. Dallas took two of three from the Clips this season.
The schedule gets no easier as the Mavericks travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers for two straight. It is never easy to win inside the Moda Center. The Blazers have split their last four games, but it will be difficult sledding for Dallas on March 19.
Here is a look at how and what to watch for in Friday’s game between the Mavs and Blazers.
Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: NBA TV (national), Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas market), NBC Sports Northwest (Portland market)
Watch online: Fox Sports Go (Dallas market)
Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers injury updates
The Mavericks listed Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety), James Johnson (health and safety), Dorian Finney-Smith (personal), and Tyrell Terry (personal) out for Friday’s game in Portland. They are the only Mavericks listed on the NBA’s official injury report.
Portland played on Thursday night, so they did not release an official injury report. Zach Collins (ankle) and Jusuf Nurkic (calf) missed the game against the Pelicans. The Trail Blazers could decide to rest players on the second night of a back-to-back too.
Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for updates and any late-breaking information.
Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers storyline to follow: Luka vs. Dame
The Blazers topped the Mavs in their only meeting so far this season. Portland used a 45-point third quarter to propel themselves to victory. Damian Lillard had 34 to lead the way for the Trail Blazers with Luka Doncic chipping in 44 points for the Mavericks.
Over the last two years, Lillard and Doncic have engaged in some epic scoring duels. The two guards are two of the best in the game and always bring the best out of each other. Expect more fireworks on Friday night. Fans are not going to want to miss it, so please tune in and enjoy.