The Los Angeles Clippers will be hosting the Dallas Mavericks at the Crypto.com Arena. Luka Doncic was left out of the roster for the game against the Oklahoma Thunder. The Mavs ended up with a defeat against the Thunder, 120-109. The loss didn’t affect the league position for the Mavs, but they will be looking to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.
The Mavs are blessed with the form Luka is in, but the injuries have not left the Slovenian’s side. The Mavs have a record of 23 wins and 18 losses, which places them 4th in the Western Conference. They have managed to keep a run of 8-2. The Mavs are coming off a loss they go to Hollywood to face the Clippers. Luka is in the best form of his career and is putting up MVP-level performances every time he is on the court.
The Clippers on the other hand have had a half-decent season with the roster they have. The Clippers have a record of 21 wins and 21 losses, which places them 7th in the Western Conference. They have a run of 3-7 and carry a 6-game losing streak entering the game.
Luka Doncic is listed as questionable for the Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers game tonight
The Slovenian is on an absolute roll for the Mavs and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. The only thing hampering Luka is an ankle injury for quite a while now. This has left the fans a bit worried about the health of Doncic. Luka is listed as day-to-day and is questionable for tonight’s game against the Clippers.
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Luka has been monumental for the Mavs this season. The Clippers will be missing out on Paul George who is out for the Clippers due to a hamstring injury. Here are the injuries and expected rosters for the Mavericks-Clippers game tonight.
Dallas Mavericks injury report
- Luka Doncic (Questionable)
- Josh Green (Out)
- Dorian Finney-Smith (Out)
- Maci Kleber (Out)
Dallas Mavericks expected roster
- Dwight Powell
- Spencer Dinwiddie
- Reggie Bullock
- Tim Hardaway Jr.
- Christian Wood
Los Angeles Clippers injury report
- Paul George (Out)
- Luke Kennard (Out)
Los Angeles Clippers expected roster
- Marcus Morris Sr.
- Nicolas Batum
- Kawhi Leonard
- Terrance Mann
- Ivica Zubac
The Dallas Mavericks are favored to win against the Los Angeles Clippers
Despite the Mavs missing Luka, the team can still win against the Clippers. The Clippers are missing out on Paul George who has not recovered from a hamstring injury. The last time the two met the Mavs took the win 103-101, we expect the same result this time. The Clippers have not been able to get running and don’t seem to get better.
Both the teams enter this match trying to shake off a loss, but the Mavs have enough chemistry to turn up the pace. The Clippers need a morale boost, which certainly doesn’t seem to be coming. Kawhi Leonard has been a shadow of his prime and is averaging just 17.3 points, 3.8 assists, and 5.9 rebounds. The Mavs will be taking this game.