WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. CT
HOW: Fox Sports Southwest or NBA League Pass
THE STORY: I’ll admit, I have not fully understood Rick Carlisle’s choices when it comes to starting lineups (seriously, what sort of blackmail does Courtney Lee have on him?), but the Mavericks are 2-0 to start the season for the first time since 2004-05, so I guess do what you want. Dallas will face another test with Portland coming into town. Portland went to the Western Conference Finals last year, and while there have been a few offseason changes, a team with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum is always going to test you.
So, we’ll see what the Mavs can do. Legoooooooo.