The Dallas Mavericks went to Los Angeles and defeated the LA Clippers 105-100 on Wednesday night behind an unbelievable 42-point performance from Luka Doncic. The home team has not won a game yet in the series as the Mavs lead 3-2. Can they close it out on their home floor?
Coach Rick Carlisle made massive adjustments in Game 5. He inserted Boban Marjanovic into the starting five and had his team playing primarily zone defense. It took a superhuman effort from Doncic, but the Mavericks won to regain control of the series.
Dallas does not want to go back to Los Angeles. Do they stick with their Game 5 adjustments as they attempt to close out the series? Here is a look at how and what to watch for in Game 6 at the American Airlines Center on Friday night.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 6: How to watch
Start time: 8:00 p.m. CT or 9:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: ESPN (national), Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas market), Bally Sports SoCal (Clippers market)
Watch online: Watch ESPN, Bally Sports app (both local market)
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 6 injury updates
The Mavs listed Luka Doncic (cervical strain) and Maxi Kleber (Achilles) as probable for Friday’s game on the NBA’s official injury report. Both are expected to play. J.J. Redick remains out with an Achilles injury.
The Clippers listed Serge Ibaka as doubtful for Game 6. He has missed the last three games with a back injury. Do not expect to see him in the lineup on June 4.
Fans should check Twitter just before tipoff for updates and any late-breaking information that drops ahead of the contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 6 storyline to watch: What can Luka do next?
Luka Doncic cannot be stopped. He started the series with a 31-point triple-double in a victory. Doncic had 39 in the Game 2 win. He scored 44 and 42 in two of the last three games. The 22-year-old superstar has been unstoppable in the series. He averages 35.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 9.4 assists, and 1.0 steal through the first five games on 47.9 percent shooting from the field.
The Clippers have no answers for Luka. What can he do next? Does Doncic have another 40-point game up his sleeve? Will he lift Dallas to victory in Game 6? It will take a massive performance from Luka plus plenty of help for the Mavericks to take the series on June 4. The 22-year-old superstar will be up for the challenge.
The Dallas Mavericks can finish off the upset in front of a rocking home crowd on Friday night. Expect Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to be firing on all cylinders as they look to force a Game 7. Fans will not want to miss a second of the action, so please tune in and enjoy the action.