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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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Both teams will debut some new players tonight.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

WHAT: Some new faces!

WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CT

HOW: Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports GO or NBA League Pass

THE STORY: The Mavericks made a somewhat surprising but ultimately un-flashy move at the deadline, acquiring Doug McDermott in a three-way trade that sent Devin Harris to the Denver Nuggets. As we’ve explored on the site the past couple days, McDermott fills a need for the Mavs and gives them a couple months to evaluate him. For the Lakers, however, a much flashier acquisition in Isaiah Thomas, who will just kind of be there for 28 games filling in for/backing up Lonzo Ball before moving on to a new home while the Lakers make their Big Pitch to LeBron James. Get hype?

Go Mavs.