WHAT: A very shorthanded Dallas squad vs. Trae Young
WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CT
HOW: Fox Sports Southwest or NBA League Pass
THE STORY: In what should have been the first matchup this season between sophomore sensations Luka Doncic and Trae Young, the Mavericks instead slink into the second night of a back to back without Doncic (sprained ankle) or Kristaps Porzingis (injury maintenance), and with Tim Hardaway Jr. nursing a back injury. Atlanta will also have a bit of a short bench, but they still have Trae Young, who, despite all the praise heaped on Luka this year, is very very good in his own right.
So, uh, I don’t have high expectations for this one, folks. But go Mavs anyway!