NBA Matchup: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: 1st March 2022
Time: 10:00 pm ET
The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off the most amazing comeback against the Golden State Warriors. The Luka led Mavericks outscored the Warriors in the 4th quarter 33-13 with a 3o-5 run in the 4th quarter. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Los Angeles Lakers lost by 28 points to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The 5th seeded Mavericks will be taking on the 9th seeded Lakers tonight. These conference opponents are set to take on each other 2 times this month. One tonight and the next time at the end of the month. The last time these teams faced off was on 16th December 2021.
Who won the game the last time they played?
When these teams faced off in December the teams looked different from what they do today. For Dallas in the game, Luka Doncic did not play. Kristaps Porzingis and Jalen Brunson carried the scoring for this team. The Mavs without Luka are significantly worse yet they dominated the Lakers in the 2nd quarter. For context, the Lakers had AD, LeBron, and Westbrook, all playing.
This game went into overtime. The Mavs and Lakers were tied at the end of the 3rd and scored the same amount of points in the 4th. The Luka-less Dallas took the Lakers into OT. However, Los Angeles saved themselves from embarrassment by narrowly winning the game in OT. LeBron, AD, and Westbrook all struggled in scoring percentages.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction
A fully healthy Los Angeles Lakers could barely beat the Luka-less Dallas Mavericks. Tonight they will be playing with AD out and Luka in. That significantly drops the chances of the Lakers even attempting to compete for a win. They let CJ McCollum dominate them, so Luka could have one of the best games of his career.
The Dallas Mavericks are heavily favored to win and are expected to beat the Lakers in a humiliating fashion.
Los Angeles Lakers:
Avery Bradley: Out (Knee)
LeBron James: Day-to-day
Anthony Davis: Out (Ankle)
Austin Reaves: Day-to-day (Ankle)
Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
Marquese Chriss: Out (Knee)
Frank Ntilikina: Out (Ankle)
Trey Burke: Out (Shoulder)
Theo Pinsin: Out (Finger)
Tim Hardaway Jr.: Out (Left Metatarsal)
How to Watch the Lakers vs the Dallas Mavericks?
You can watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks on 1st March 2022 at 10:00 PM ET on FuboTV. You can also watch the game globally on NBA league pass.