WHAT: Trying hard to not get swept by the freaking Kings
WHERE: American Airline Center, Dallas Texas
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CST.
THE STORY: The Kings are without De’Aaron Fox and probably Harrison Barnes. The Mavericks will miss both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis.
Dallas is likely very tired. They’re playing many games in a short span after a long, long season. And yet their destiny for the playoffs is under their control. The win last night put them in fifth and a win is important to holding on to that spot.
Also, let’s not get swept by the Kings who are very not good despite kicking the crap out of the Mavericks this year. They need to do better against a team without two of their best players. Luka Dončić needs to come ready to play and to put the Kings away. He sets the tone and must set it early.
Game thread’s going away after the game so look for it in the comments of the recap. Go Mavs.