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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors

Dallas Mavericks v Toronto Raptors

WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors

WHAT: Keeping ahead of the Lakers and Blazers by getting a key

WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 8:00 p.m. CDT

HOW: BallySports

THE STORY: With the Blazers losing to the Suns late Thursday night, it becomes as important as ever to keep the foot on the gas for the Dallas Mavericks. They play a Toronto “team” that has NINE players out (well, two of them are doubtful, but it’s frowned upon in the NBA to activate a player listed as such in the latest injury report).

Dallas is without Maxi Kleber and JJ Redick, so they should use this game mainly as a tune up. Personally, I’ll be watching how Kristaps moves on defense as his offense looked great in his first game back.

Past that, there’s a lot of watching around the league to see what’s happening with other teams. The Blazers just play once, the Lakers twice.

See yall after the game, go Mavs.