The Dallas Mavericks are monitoring the health of Luka Doncic closely ahead of their second straight matchup against Phoenix Suns on Nov. 19. The 22-year-old superstar suffered ankle and knee sprains with 44 seconds remaining in Mavs’ win over the Nuggets on Monday night, and he already missed one game.
The Suns needed a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Dallas on Wednesday for their tenth straight victory. Kristaps Porzingis dished out a career-high seven assists, and his play is something to watch in the Mavs second straight nationally televised game.
It should be another entertaining game between the Mavericks and Suns on Friday evening, and here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more heading into the contest.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: ESPN (national), Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports Arizona (Phoenix local market)
Watch online: Watch ESPN
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns: Injury report
Luka Doncic is listed as doubtful on the NBA’s official injury report heading into Friday’s contest, which means fans should not expect him to play. Maxi Kleber (oblique) was ruled out with Eugene Omoruyi and JaQuori McLaughlin both on assignment with the Texas Legends.
The Suns ruled out Frank Kaminsky (knee) and Dario Saric (knee) for Friday’s game. They are the only two players on the injury report for Phoenix.
Fans should check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest updates on Luka Doncic heading into Friday’s game and any late-breaking news.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 7.5-point underdogs against the Suns on Nov. 19. Dallas stands at plus-260 on the moneyline, and the over/under for the contest sits at 212.5.
The line will shift significantly if Luka Doncic is cleared to play, but fans should not expect that to happen. The Mavericks left the door ajar there, though.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns prediction
Luka Doncic does not play as the Mavericks fall to the Suns for the second time, but they cover the spread on Friday evening. The game goes over 212.5 as both teams hit more shots and there are more foul calls in the second matchup.
Dallas also turns to Boban Marjanovic to give their offense a lift, and the 7’4 big man rewards his team with a double-double and dominates the matchup against JaVale McGee.
It should be another entertaining contest on Nov. 19, so please tune in and enjoy the show as the Dallas Mavericks search for their tenth win of the season and look to stop the Suns' winning streak.