The Dallas Mavericks have their lone preseason home game on Friday night as they host the Orlando Magic. Dallas had to come from behind to defeat the Thunder in Tulsa in their opener without Luka Doncic, but the 23-year-old superstar is on track to make his debut on Oct. 7 against the Magic.
The rebuilding Magic topped the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, and they could rest players on the second night of a back-to-back, especially in preseason. Number one overall pick Paolo Banchero had nine points in their win over the Spurs, and it could be the first time he faces the Mavericks.
If Luka is in the lineup, MFFLs will want to tune in, so here is a look at everything fans need to know about Friday’s contest at the American Airlines Center.
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder odds, spread, over/under
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavericks are eight-point favorites and sit at minus-340 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is 204.5.
Dallas Mavericks injury report
The Mavs ruled out Davis Bertans with a knee injury, but he is the only player currently listed on their injury report. Dallas is taking things easy this preseason, so do not be surprised to see a few others join Bertans on the sidelines before tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder how to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder predictions
Luka Doncic drops 20 points in 20 minutes as the Mavericks cruise to a 110-88 victory over the Orlando Magic. The 23-year-old superstar goes off against his former coach and workout partner Jamahl Mosley, who is now the head coach in Orlando. It is just preseason, but number 77 looks to be in mid-season form after the win.
JaVale McGee plays after missing a few days with an ankle injury, and the veteran big man has a 12-point double-double in his first game back with the Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
After tonight, the Mavericks have just one more preseason game before the regular season gets underway. Here is a look at their upcoming slate.
Oct. 14 at Utah Jazz at 8:00 p.m. CT in preseason
Oct. 19 at Phoenix Suns at 9:00 p.m. CT for their regular season opener
The Dallas Mavericks are less than two weeks away from their regular season opener, and fans should expect them to be ready. Luka Doncic wants his team to get off to a hot start, and he will come out blazing to start the year. Let the excitement begin building now.
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