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Mavericks: What fans should watch for in home opener vs. Rockets

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are still working out the kinks under new head coach Jason Kidd. They split their first two games on the road and showed signs of life in the second half against Toronto.

Superstar Luka Doncic will lead the Mavs in their home opener on Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets. It will be the first chance for fans to pack the American Airlines Center and cheer on the Mavericks under coach Kidd. The Rockets are a young team that figures to bring plenty of energy on Tuesday night.

Fans can attend Party on the Plaza before tipoff as well. Here is a look at why supporters should watch and how they can do it if they cannot make it to the American Airlines Center.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: How to watch

Start time: Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: Injury updates

The Mavs remain fully healthy heading into their home opener. The only two players listed on the NBA’s official injury report are Eugene Omoruyi and JaQuori McLaughlin, who are both with the Texas Legends and ramping up for the G League season.

The Rockets are also fully healthy entering Tuesday's game. Daishen Nix and Garrison Mathews will be down with their G League club, but every other player is available for Houston.

Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for any late-breaking injury news.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets storyline to watch: Luka’s first triple-double

Doncic fell just one rebound shy of his first triple-double of the season in Toronto. The 22-year-old superstar will be looking to notch his first one of the year in the home opener. The rebuilding Rockets are going to struggle to stop Luka.

Fans will be watching the offense closely in the third game of the season. There have been spacing issues in the first two contests, but the Mavs seemed to figure some things out in the second half versus the Raptors. Will that carry over into the home opener?

Tuesday night will also be the Mavericks fan's first chance to see 2021 second overall pick Jalen Green. The teenager dropped 30 points on the Boston Celtics on Sunday night and is the rival Rockets building block as they attempt to rebuild in the post-James Harden era.

Fans will not want to miss a second of the Dallas Mavericks home opener on Oct. 26, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.

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