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Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs at Wizards

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 wrap up a five-game road trip on April 2 as they travel to do battle against the Washington Wizards. Dallas topped the Knicks on Friday night behind another stellar performance from superstar Luka Doncic. They have won three straight and seven of their last ten games.

The Wizards have lost two straight and have just 17 wins on the season. It will not be an easy win for Dallas, though. Russell Westbrook has produced a triple-double in four straight games, and the Mavs are facing the second of a back-to-back. Expect the Wizards to finish strong because they have the rest advantage.

What should fans be watching for on Saturday evening? How can they catch the game? Let us take a closer look.

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Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards: How to watch

Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas market), NBC Sports Washington (Wizards market)

Watch online: Fox Sports Go (Dallas market), NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards injury updates

The Mavs are on the second night of a back-to-back, so they did not release an official injury report. J.J. Redick (heel), Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety), and Tyrell Terry (personal) all missed Friday’s game and are expected to remain out against the Wizards. Fans should keep an eye on the status of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis as the team is cautious with its star players.

The Wizards will be without Thomas Bryant (knee) and Daniel Gafford (ankle) on April 3. Bradley Beal is questionable with a hip injury on the NBA’s official injury report. He has missed three straight games, but could return to face the Mavs.

Be sure to check Twitter for any late-breaking news plus updates on the status of Beal and the Mavericks star players.

Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards storyline to follow: Luka staying hot

The Mavs faced the Wizards to open the 2019-2020 season. Luka Doncic went for 34 points and nine rebounds to lift Dallas to their first victory of the campaign. It was a back and forth duel with Bradley Beal that night. Fans should expect something similar if Beal can play on April 3.

Luka is white-hot right now. Over his last seven games, the 22-year-old is averaging 31.3 points on 55.9 percent shooting from the field and 47.9 percent on his threes. Nobody can stop Doncic right now.

Be sure to tune in and enjoy the game on Saturday night as the Dallas Mavericks search for their fourth straight win. Expect fireworks from both teams.

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