The Mavs won the first matchup in Indy, 112-103 despite playing without Luka Doncic. Kristaps Porzingis was more than enough that night as the Mavs’ big man dumped 38 points in the Pacers lap. That was the second game in a current 13-game stretch of strong play for Porzingis during which he has averaged almost 28 points per game.
Doncic will be available although has been playing through thumb and ankle injuries of late. The Mavs are dinged up nearly as bad as the Pacers and the starting lineups for both squads are pending at best.
The Pacers have battled through injuries on the road and are 3-1 on the current trip. Fortunately, both Victor Oladipo and T.J. Warren are expected to play. Doug McDermott will join Malcolm Brogdon on the sidelines, however. Bringing home another win from Dallas would be impressive at this point.
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Aaron Holiday, Victor Oladipo, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Mavericks: Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Kristaps Porzingis
IND: T.J. Warren (left leg) - questionable, Victor Oladipo (knee) - questionable, Doug McDermott (right big toe) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (quad) - out, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - out
DAL: Dorian Finney-Smith (right hip) - questionable, Tim Hardaway Jr. (illness) - questionable, Jalen Brunson (right shoulder) - out, Seth Curry (left ankle) - out, Dwight Powell (right Achilles surgery) - out
Enemy view: Mavs Moneyball
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