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What to watch for in Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks dominated the Pelicans on Monday night for their third straight win. Superstar Luka Doncic nailed a game-winning buzzer-beater and passed Dirk Nowitzki for a franchise-record in the last two games as Dallas is starting to hit their stride.

The Mavs face a tough test on Nov. 10 as they travel to Chicago to face the Bulls. Both teams are 7-3 entering Wednesday's game, and the Bulls are top seven in both offensive and defensive rating after ten contests. Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan are each scoring over 26 points per game making Chicago difficult to slow down.

Fans will not want to miss Wednesday’s game at the United Center, so here is a look at how to watch and the top storyline as the Mavericks face the Bulls.

Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls: How to watch

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), NBC Sports Chicago (Bulls local market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls: Injury updates

The Mavs will be without Maxi Kleber because of an oblique injury, and they sent Eugene Omoruyi and JaQuori McLaughlin down to the G League. Those are the only three players for Dallas on the NBA’s official injury report.

The Bulls will be without Coby White (shoulder), Patrick Williams (wrist), Devon Dotson (G League), and Marko Simonovic (G League) on Nov. 10. Zach LaVine is playing through his thumb injury.

Fans should check Twitter just before tipoff for any late-breaking information that pops up.

Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls storyline to watch: Luka vs. LaVine

The Mavs lost both meetings against the Bulls last season, and have fallen in three straight matchups, but Luka Doncic had 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 15 assists in the only game he played versus Chicago last season. The 22-year-old superstar produced two 35-point triple-doubles in his last three games against the Bulls. Expect Doncic to have a little extra on Wednesday night.

Zach LaVine had a 39-point game against the Mavericks last season, and he currently sits sixth in the league in scoring just behind teammate DeMar DeRozan for fifth. Dallas is going to struggle to guard LaVine and DeRozan on Nov. 10, and they may be forced to use Reggie Bullock a bit more to match up against the Bulls.

The Dallas Mavericks are going to need a monster performance from Luka Doncic in Chicago if they are going to win their fourth straight game. Fans won’t want to miss it as both teams are tied for the third-best record in the NBA, so please tune in and enjoy the show.

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