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Mavericks vs Rockets Preview: A skeleton crew for Dallas suits up against Houston

This is going to be a very weird basketball game for the Mavericks

Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks (16-11) head down the road to play the Houston Rockets (13-12) Friday night, part one of a back-to-back for the Mavericks. The game will be broadcast by Bally Sports Southwest at 7:00 pm. Dallas is without so many players (more on that shortly) so it’s key to just make it through the game. Dallas could win, of course, but it’s going to be an up hill battle. Let’s get to the key parts:

  • WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets
  • WHAT: Dallas just needs to make it through the game without more injured players
  • WHERE: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
  • WHEN: 7:00 pm CST
  • HOW: Bally Sports Southwest

The injury report is not good. Alphabetically, let’s go through who isn’t playing for the Mavericks: Seth Curry, Luka Dončić, Dante Exum, Josh Green, Kyrie Irving, and Dereck Lively. The Rockets have some guys out, but not anyone that would swing the game.

Get ready for all the Tim Hardaway shots. I’d write more but this has been a dumb day in the Henderson house. We’ll see what we write after this game. I am not expecting high art or a good game. Let’s just limp to Christmas already. Go Mavs.