Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs vs. Clippers Game 7

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks wrap up their first-round series against the LA Clippers on Sunday afternoon with a decisive Game 7. The home team is winless through the first six. It feels like anything can happen in the final contest.

The Clippers won Game 6 behind a massive 45-point performance from Kawhi Leonard. They made key adjustments against Luka Doncic. Kawhi took the assignment and LA upped the double teams to force Game 7 back at the Staples Center.

Game 7’s are unpredictable. Here is a closer look at how fans can watch and what they should be looking for in the final game of the first round.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 7: How to watch

Start time: 2:30 p.m. CT or 3:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: ABC (national)

Watch online: Watch ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 7 injury updates

The Mavs listed Luka Doncic (cervical strain) and Maxi Kleber (Achilles soreness) as probable for Sunday’s contest on the NBA’s official injury report. Expect both to play. J.J. Redick (Achilles) remains out.

Serge Ibaka is doubtful with a back injury for the Clippers. He has missed four straight games with the issue but is the only LA player listed on the injury report.

Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for any late-breaking injury information.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Game 7 storyline to watch: Luka’s adjustment

The Clippers found a formula to slow down Doncic in Game 6. He was averaging 35.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 9.4 assists per game coming in, but LA forced the ball out of his hands with double teams on Friday night. Doncic still went for 29 points but was only 11 of 24 from the field.

The Mavs need a massive performance from their superstar to upset the Clippers on Sunday afternoon. Luka must be at the top of his game and give Dallas 35-plus. Expect him to rise to the challenge and figure out how to exploit LA’s defense once again.

Fans will not want to miss a second of the action on June 6. Please tune in and enjoy Game 7. Let’s go Mavs!

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