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

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

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to sweep the season series against the New York Knicks on April 16. They are still riding high from an improbable comeback saved by Luka Doncic on a game-winning buzzer-beater in Memphis. The Mavs will be looking to make it a winning streak on Friday night.

The Knicks have won four straight and are locked in a tight battle for playoff seeding. Just 3.5 games separate fourth and nine in the Eastern Conference with New York currently holding down the sixth seed. They will be hungry for a win in a contest with massive playoff implications.

Here is a look at how and what to watch for in Friday’s nationally televised game between the Mavericks and Knicks.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks: How to watch

Start time: 8:30 p.m. CT or 9:30 p.m. ET

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

Watch online: Watch ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks injury updates

The Mavs ruled out Tyrell Terry (personal) for Friday’s game on the NBA’s official injury report. He is the only Maverick listed heading into April 16.

The Knicks have former Maverick Nerlens Noel listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Mitchell Robinson remains out after undergoing foot surgery in late March.

Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for the latest information regarding Friday’s game.

Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks storyline to follow: KP facing his former team

The top storyline on Friday night will be Kristaps Porzingis facing off against his former team. KP spent his first three and a half NBA seasons in New York. The All-Star demanded a trade and was quickly shipped to Dallas in 2019.

Porzingis struggled in the first meeting against the Knicks this season. He had 14 points and eight rebounds on six of 17 shooting from the field, but the Mavericks dominated the contest. They held New York to 86 points as Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson finished off the win for Dallas.

Fans should expect a wild and entertaining game on April 16. Check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest after the game, including opinions and analysis on the Dallas Mavericks that cannot be found anywhere else.

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