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Mavericks: What to watch for in second of back-to-back at Spurs

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

The Dallas Mavericks jumped out to an early lead against the Heat on Tuesday night before Miami put together a 46-point second quarter to go in front. Superstar Luka Doncic had his first 30-point game of the season as he made some history, but it was not enough for Dallas to pick up the win.

The Mavericks are right back in action on Wednesday night as they travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back. Dallas won the first meeting of the season between the two teams behind a 25-point night from Luka.

Fans won’t want to miss Wednesday’s game at the AT&T Center, so here is a look at how and why they should watch the Mavs take on the Spurs.

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs: How to watch

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

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports Southwest- San Antonio (Spurs local market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs: Injury updates

The Mavs will be without Maxi Kleber on Wednesday night as he is dealing with an oblique injury. Coach Jason Kidd offered a positive update on Kristaps Porzingis heading into Tuesday’s game, but Dallas did not release an official injury report. Fans should be watching for more on the Unicorn’s status and any late-breaking information before tipoff.

Zach Collins is out with an ankle injury for the Spurs as Josh Primo, Devontae Cook, and Joe Wieskamp are on assignment with their G League team. Doug McDermott is also questionable to face his former team with a knee injury.

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs storyline to watch: Return of KP?

Fans know Luka Doncic is going to show up and put on a show. He finally got to the line against the Heat, and it could be the start of a monster run for the 22-year-old superstar.

The Mavericks need a healthy Kristaps Porzingis if they are going to make a deep playoff run, but he has missed four straight games with a back injury. Dallas cannot have the Unicorn scoring 12 points per game or sitting out with an injury. Fans will be watching closely to see if he is healthy and can find his scoring in San Antonio.

Despite all the team’s struggles in the early going, the Dallas Mavericks have still won four of their first seven games. They are still working out the kinks, and the best is still yet to come from this year’s team. Be sure to tune in and enjoy the game against the rival Spurs on Nov. 3.

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