The Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets will battle in the first of their two Western Conference regular-season series meeting on Thursday at Ball Arena.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets
- Denver; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
- TNT and Watch TNT providing live television and online live stream coverage.
Thursday showdown will see the matchup between two of the league’s top players, Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic, and they are expected to provide the bulk of the highlights.
Denver’s Jokic leads the league in assists per game at 12.0, while he’s scoring 24.1 points, 11.7 rebounds, and shooting 61.4% from the field. Meanwhile, Doncic comes into this game averaging 25.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game.
Dallas comes into this game on the back of a 113-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night, while Denver defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in back-to-back games.
Denver finished 46-27 overall and went 26-11 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Nuggets allowed opponents to score 109.2 points per game and shoot 46.3% from the field last season.
Dallas went 43-32 overall and 27-20 in Western Conference play a season ago. The Mavericks averaged 6.1 steals, 4.8 blocks, and 12.7 turnovers per game last season.
Nuggets: Greg Whittington: day to day (left knee), Michael Porter Jr.: out (health and safety protocols).
Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis: out (knee).