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Mavericks vs Pistons Preview: The last preseason game

And the only game played in Dallas this preseason

Real Madrid v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Jesus Orihuela/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks (0-3) play host to the Detroit Pistons (2-1) in the final preseason game for both teams before the start of the 2023-24 NBA regular season. It will be broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest.

The Mavericks are still looking for a preseason win after losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves twice in the Abu Dhabi games, then falling to Real Madrid. The Mavericks have not played a game since last Tuesday. The Pistons are riding high, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder twice after having fallen to the Phoenix Suns in overtime. Let’s get to the important stuff:

  • WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons
  • WHAT: The final game of the 2023-24 preseason
  • WHERE: American Airline Center, Dallas, Texas
  • WHEN: 7:00 pm CST
  • HOW: Bally Sports

On the injury front, Luka Doncic is no suiting up for precautionary reasons. Kyrie Irving will likely play just a smattering of minutes. There are questions about Jaden Hardy as well. Detroit played Oklahoma City last night, so it stands to reason they’ll be without a fair number of players (though I cannot find any at the moment, can’t wait for the official NBA Injury report site to work again). Monte Morris and Bojan Bogdanovic missed last night’s game.

If you missed any of our earlier coverage, Jordan wrote a longer preview here. There’s this game-time betting post if you want to see what bettors think about this game. This was from yesterday, but Mette’s column on watching these Mavericks is great as always. There’s also this looooong post from our Slack channel on Luka, which I am curious if folks like.

We’ll be back after the game with a recap, a stats-to-know post, perhaps the quoteboard, the podcasts, and everything else we try to do every game.

Thanks for hanging out at Mavs Moneyball.