The 2020 NBA Playoffs get started on Monday, August 17th. While we should see most lineups at full strength, there will always be notable injuries to cover from game-to-game in each series. Here you’ll be able to find all the latest injury news and updates, plus DFS and betting analysis, for the Dallas Mavericks as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.
Dallas Mavericks injury updates
Kristaps Porzingis — Knee (Questionable)
Trey Burke — Ankle (Probable)
Luka Doncic — Ankle (Probable)
Dorian Finney-Smith Hip — (Questionable)
Update, Aug. 25 — Finney-Smith has popped up in the injury report as questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday vs. the Clippers. Porzingis is also questionable while Doncic and Burke are probable. If Porzingis and DFS are sidelined, expect a ton of Maxi Kleber and Michael KIdd-Gilchrist. We should also see more Boban off the bench. I’d expect Rick Carlisle to go with smaller lineups as well. Even looks with Doncic as the de facto 4.
Update, Aug. 22 — Porzingis and Burke are both probable for Game 4 vs. the Clippers on Sunday. Luka Doncic is questionable after injuring his ankle in the loss in Game 3. If Doncic is out, we should see more Seth Curry and Tim Hardaway Jr. involvement in the offense. Curry played over 30 minutes and had 22 points in Game 3.
Update, Aug. 20 — Porzingis and Burke are both being listed as probable for Game 3 vs. the Clippers on Friday. Burke appeared to injure his ankle during Game 2, but ended up staying in the game. Both players are on track to play, so the Mavericks should be in good health after tying the series 1-1.
Update, Aug. 16 — Porzingis is being listed as probable for Monday’s opener vs. the Clippers. He had been out since Aug. 11 as a precaution to get some rest with Dallas locked into the No. 7 seed in the West. He’s on track to play in Game 1.