Connect with us

NBA

Dallas Mavs Beat LA Lakers By 127-125

Published

on

Dallas Mavs Beat LA Lakers By 127-125

Preview of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James is hosted by Luka Doncic in an injury-marred game.

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Dallas to play the Luka Doncic-led Mavericks, who are crippled by injuries. The Lakers have just won the new NBA In-Season Tournament.

When the Los Angeles Lakers last played on an NBA floor, they were defeating the Indiana Pacers 123-109 to win the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament title.

The Lakers travel to Dallas to battle the Luka Doncic-led Mavericks in their first game following their quarter-season high. This matchup is the second part of a back-to-back. The injury-plagued Mavs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 120–113 at FedExForum on Monday night.

The Mavericks versus Lakers game is entertaining enough on its own, but with Dallas presently in third place in the West and the Lakers in sixth, fans may be in for an early preview of the playoffs.

Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Dallas to take on the Luka Doncic-led Mavericks, who are crippled by injuries. The Lakers have just won the new NBA In-Season Tournament.

Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Dallas to take on the Luka Doncic-led Mavericks, who are crippled by injuries. The Lakers have just won the new NBA In-Season Tournament.

The injury reports are the only thing preventing the excitement surrounding this contest from building. Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Derrick Jones Jr., and Josh Green are all listed as questionable for this game in addition to Kyrie Irving, Josh Green, and Maxi Kleber being out. James and Anthony Davis are both classified as questionable for the Lakers.

It will be youngster Dereck Lively II’s second time facing the big man from Kentucky, assuming Davis shows up to play. Given that both players lean heavily on defence, the paint game might get rough. Lively’s first encounter with Davis was cut short on November 22 when he suffered a back injury during Dallas’ 104-101 victory.

Everything else you should know about the game is as follows:

Injury Report:

Dallas Mavericks:

  • Luka Doncic (QUESTIONABLE – Back)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (QUESTIONABLE – Back)
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (QUESTIONABLE – Quad)
  • Kyrie Irving (OUT – Foot)
  • Josh Green (OUT – Elbow)
  • Maxi Kleber (OUT – Toe)

Los Angeles Lakers:

  • Anthony Davis (QUESTIONABLE- Hip)
  • Lebron James (QUESTIONABLE- Calf)
  • Rui Hachimura (AVAILABLE- Nose)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (QUESTIONABLE- Back)
  • Gabe Vincent (OUT- Knee)
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino (OUT- Back)
  • Maxwell Lewis (OUT- G-League Assignment)

Records: Dallas Mavericks (14-8), Los Angeles Lakers (14-9)

Where: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 6:30 PM CT

TV: TNT

Radio: 97.1 The Freak

Odds: Lakers -1.5

Next up: Anthony Edwards and Luka Doncic, two of the best guards in the conference, square off against the Mavs at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are currently leading the West.

Final Word: According to Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins, “they’re one of the top teams in three-point production, top four or five in the corners and the wings.” “Luka Doncic does an excellent job of identifying the rolls and the corners. Because he will be the primary motor, they have one of the best offences even if they are missing a few players.

Continue Reading

Trending