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Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs vs. Spurs

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 have won six of their last seven games, but face a tricky back-to-back set starting on April 11. The rival San Antonio Spurs come to Dallas before the Mavs face the Philadelphia 76ers at the American Airlines Center. Luka Doncic and his team will be looking for two victories to keep climbing the standings.

The Spurs have lost five straight games to drop them to ninth in the Western Conference. They will be looking to bounce back against the Mavs, but it will be no easy task.

Here is a closer look at how and what to watch for in Sunday’s contest between the Mavericks and Spurs.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs: How to watch

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

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas market), Bally Sports Southwest- San Antonio (Spurs market)

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

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs injury updates

The Mavericks will be without J.J. Redick (heel) and Tyrell Terry (personal) on Sunday night. Redick could play as soon as Monday against the Sixers. The Mavs listed Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety) as probable to face the Spurs. He has not played since March 17. Maxi Kleber (leg) is questionable on the NBA’s official injury report.

The Spurs will be without Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) and Trey Lyles (ankle) on April 11. They listed Keita Bates-Diop as questionable with a hamstring injury.

Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for updates on Kleber and Cauley-Stein, plus any late-breaking information on Sunday’s game.

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs storyline to follow: Looking to make history

The Mavericks have won the first two meetings against the Spurs this season. Luka Doncic had a 36-point triple-double as Dallas defeated the Spurs in San Antonio in January. The win was impressive as the Mavs were without Josh Richardson, Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell. Dallas dominated the Spurs in early March as Doncic narrowly missed a triple-double.

The Mavericks are looking to sweep the Spurs in a season series for the first time in franchise history on Sunday night. According to Land of Basketball, Dallas has come close of multiple occasions but never pulled off the feat. Can they complete it on April 11?

Expect Luka Doncic to be firing on all cylinders as the Dallas Mavericks look for the 30th win of the season. Do not miss this battle between division rivals.

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