The Dallas Mavericks were blown out in their season opener against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday evening. Luka Doncic led the team with 18 points, but the 22-year-old superstar had an off night that saw Dallas score just 87 points.
The Mavs will be looking to get back on track on Saturday evening as they travel to Canada to take on the Toronto Raptors. It will be the second of a back-to-back for Toronto as they play the Celtics in Boston on Friday evening. The rebuilding Raptors dropped their opener and will be looking to pull the upset over Dallas.
Fans were a bit worried about the Mavericks offense after Thursday’s opener, but they will have a chance to right the ship on Oct. 23. Here is a look at what and how to watch on Saturday night.
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors: How to watch
Start time: Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), TSN (Toronto local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors: Injury updates
The Mavs are fully healthy for the second game of the regular season. Both Eugene Omoruyi and JaQuori McLaughlin are listed as out on the NBA’s official injury report as the two-way players have been sent down to the G League.
The Raptors did not submit an official injury report because they are on the second of a back-to-back. Pascal Siakam (shoulder) and Yuta Watanabe (calf) missed Friday’s game, but no word on if their status report will change for Saturday’s contest.
Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for any late-breaking information on both teams.
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors storyline to watch: Luka gets on track
It was an ugly start for Luka Doncic and the Mavs. He was six of 17 from the field, had five turnovers, and Dallas was outscored by 24 points during his 35 minutes on the floor. The offense was not in sync and failed to space the floor. It will be interesting to see what changes they make on Saturday night.
Doncic is in line for a monster performance against the Raptors. Toronto head coach Nick Nurse has been known to throw some exotic defenses at the Mavericks superstar, but he will be locked in and ready to put on a show.
Fans will not want to miss Saturday’s game, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.