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

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks put their two-game winning streak on the line as they return home to face the Washington Wizards on May 1. Luka Doncic should be back in the lineup and ready to shine on the opener of a back-to-back set for the Mavs.

The Wizards won nine of their last ten entering Friday’s game versus the Cavaliers. Dallas will have a significant rest advantage as Washington will be traveling from Cleveland to Texas for Saturday’s game.

Fans will be excited about the showdown. Bradley Beal is leading the league in scoring and attempting to push the Wizards into the play-in. What should fans be watching for as they face the Mavericks?

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards: How to watch

Start time: 8:00 p.m. CT or 9:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: TXA 21 (Dallas market), NCB Sports Washington-Plus (Wizards market)

Watch online: Bally Sports app (Dallas market), NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards injury updates

Fans will be watching the status of Kristaps Porzingis closely. He is listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report after leaving Thursday’s game with knee soreness. Supporters will be looking for any update on his status. Maxi Kleber (leg) is also listed as questionable for the Mavericks with Tyrell Terry designated as out.

The Wizards are on the second night of a back-to-back, so they did not release an official injury report. Both Thomas Bryant and Devi Avdija will remain out, but no word yet on if Washington will rest any of their players.

Fans should be sure to check Twitter for the latest updates before Saturday’s tipoff.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards storyline to follow: Beal vs. Luka

The Mavs dominated the lone meeting against Washington this season, but Bradley Beal did not play. Fans will remember the 2019-2020 season opener when the two superstars went at it. Luka had 34 points in the win as Beal was ejected late in the game after a skirmish with Doncic.

Expect the two to renew their rivalry on Saturday night. It is an important game in the standings for both teams, so both stars will be shining bright. Fans will not want to miss the action, so please tune in and enjoy the game.

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