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Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs at Rockets

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for their sixth straight win as they go on the road to face the Houston Rockets on April 7. Superstar Luka Doncic has been incredible as the Mavs continue to climb the standings.

The Rockets are heading in the other direction. They have lost five straight but will be ready to face the rival Mavericks. The two teams have split their two meetings this season. Expect Houston to make it tough on the Mavs on Wednesday night.

Fans will not want to miss the showdown of division rivals. Here is a look at how and what to watch for on April 7.

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Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets: How to watch

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas market), AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston market)

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

Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets injury updates

The Mavs have an extensive injury list heading into Wednesday’s game. Kristaps Porzingis (wrist) is listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report, but he is expected to play. Maxi Kleber (leg) and Trey Burke (calf) are both listed as questionable. Dallas ruled out Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety), J.J. Redick (heel), and Tyrell Terry (personal) for the April 7 meeting in Houston.

The Rockets will be without Eric Gordon (groin), Dante Exum (calf), Danuel House Jr. (ankle), David Nwaba (wrist), and Armoni Brooks (health and safety). They listed John Wall (knee) as questionable and Avery Bradley (knee) as probable to face the Mavericks.

Be sure to check Twitter for updates on KP and the rest of the questionable players, plus any late-breaking information before Wednesday’s tipoff.

Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets storyline to follow: Luka staying hot

Luka Doncic had one of his best performances of the season against the Rockets in early January. He finished with 33 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists as the Mavericks dominated in Houston. It was the Mavs final time facing James Harden as a member of the Rockets.

Doncic has been on a tear. He is averaging 30.7 points on 53.3 percent shooting from the field over his last nine games. Luka has nailed 45.6 percent of his 3-point tries during that stretch too. Can the Rockets slow him down? They currently sit 24th in defensive rating. It could be a monster night for Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.

Fans will not want to miss Wednesday’s game. It is the first of a back-to-back set for Dallas, so stay tuned to see if they decide to rest any of their players. Expect plenty of excitement on April 7 in Houston.

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