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

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks dropped a heartbreaker to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, but they have no time to lick their wounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are in Dallas to face the Luka Doncic and the Mavs on Monday night. The national TV audience comes in for this game as well.

The Sixers currently sit tied atop the Eastern Conference with the Brooklyn Nets. The race for homecourt figures to be an intriguing one down the stretch. Both teams need a win on April 12 if they plan on accomplishing their goals before the regular season ends.

Here is a closer look at how and what to watch for in Monday’s game between the Mavs and Sixers.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers: How to watch

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

How to watch: ESPN (national), Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas market), NBC Sports Philadelphia (Sixers market)

Watch online: Watch ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers injury updates

The Mavs did not release an official injury report because they are on the second night of a back-to-back set. J.J. Redick could make his debut with the team after dealing with a heel injury. Fans will want to keep a close eye on the statuses of Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber before tipoff. Both could be sidelined on Monday night.

The Sixers will be without George Hill, who is dealing with a thumb injury. He is the only player listed on the NBA’s official injury report for Philadelphia.

Fans should check social media for updates and late-breaking news before tonight’s tipoff.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers storyline to follow: Revenge

The Sixers dominated the first meeting this season. Former Maverick Seth Curry had 15 points on nine shots as Ben Simmons played incredible defense on Luka Doncic to lift Philadelphia to a 111-97 win in late February.

Doncic has struggled against the Sixers in his career. They are the only team holding him to under 20 points per game over his three NBA seasons. It is a small sample size, but Simmons has the size and strength to keep Luka from getting to the rim for easy buckets. The 22-year-old superstar will be looking for some revenge and a monster performance on Monday night.

Dallas Mavericks fans should expect fireworks as they face the Sixers. Do not miss it.

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