Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs at Celtics

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 continue their five-game road trip against the Boston Celtics on March 31. Superstar Luka Doncic returned as they dominated the Thunder in their last game. Can the Mavs make it a winning streak on Wednesday night?

Boston lost their last game and has dropped three of their last five. New addition Evan Fournier struggled in his Celtics debut, but expect them to be firing on all cylinders as the Mavericks come to Boston for a nationally televised game.

Here is a look at how and what to watch for on March 31 as the two playoff contends do battle.

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Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics: How to watch

Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET

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

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

Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics injury updates

The Mavs ruled out Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety), J.J. Redick (heel), and Tyrell Terry (personal) on the NBA’s official injury report. They are the only three Mavericks listed.

The Celtics have Jaylen Brown (hip) and Romeo Langford (health and safety) listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game. They ruled out Tristan Thompson (health and safety) and Semi Ojeleye (side).

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for updates on the questionable players and any late-breaking injury news.

Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics storyline to follow: Can Luka stay hot?

Luka Doncic missed two games before dropping 25 points in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Monday night. The Mavs earned the blowout victory as the 22-year-old superstar picked up where left off. Can Luka stay hot against Boston?

In the first meeting between the two teams this season, Doncic had 31 points, ten rebounds, and eight assists as Dallas picked up a win on their home floor. He scored 34 points with nine dimes in the only game he played versus the Celtics last season. Marcus Smart will attempt to slow down Doncic, but it will not be an easy task.

Expect another monster performance from Luka Doncic as the Dallas Mavericks attempt to make it a winning streak. Do not miss a second of the action.

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