The Dallas Mavericks face the New Orleans Pelicans on March 27. It is the second night of a back-to-back for both teams. The Mavs lost at home to the Pacers as Luka Doncic sat out with a back injury. New Orleans dropped a game to the Nuggets on their home floor.
Both fan bases will be watching the injury report closely leading into the game as it could potentially be a Mavericks versus Pelicans showdown without Luka, Kristaps Porzingis, or Zion Williamson. It is something to monitor before Saturday’s tipoff.
Here is a closer look at how and what fans can watch for as the Mavs face the Pels.
Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans: 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 New Orleans (Pelicans market)
Watch online: Fox Sports Go (both local markets), NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans injury updates
Both teams are on the second night of a back-to-back, so there is no official injury report for Saturday’s game. Mavericks fans will be watching closely the status of both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Doncic missed Friday’s game with a back injury but traveled to New Orleans. KP could sit for injury maintenance. J.J. Redick, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Tyrell Terry are all expected to be out for Dallas.
The Pelicans were without Lonzo Ball (hip) in Friday’s game against the Nuggets. James Johnson and Wesley Iwundu had not joined their new team yet either.
Stay tuned for injury updates and any breaking news that comes across before tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans storyline to follow: Mavs need Luka
Dallas scored just 92 points in Friday’s loss to the Pacers. They need Luka Doncic on the floor making plays to top the Pelicans on Saturday night.
The two teams had a game postponed early in the season but did match up on Feb. 12. Doncic had a massive 46-point performance as the Mavericks dominated the Pelicans. Fans are hoping for a repeat from the 22-year-old on Saturday night.
Keep an eye on the injury report and be ready for some fireworks on March 27 as two of the best young stars in the NBA are set to do battle in New Orleans.