ESPN will host Saturday’s matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers with tip off set for 4:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will air on Bally Sports SW-Dallas in the Mavericks market and on Bally Sports SC in the Lakers market.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
The Mavericks enter the series winning seven of their last 10 contests. Luka Doncic is ascending into a perennial MVP contender, averaging 27.7 points, 8.6 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game. Kristaps Porzingis is a strong complement to Doncic, averaging 20.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. The Mavericks were tied with the Clippers 2-2 in last season’s playoffs before an injury to Porzingis took Dallas’ chance at an upset away in a 4-2 defeat.
The Clippers will be looking to remove the taste of a collapse from a 3-1 lead against the Nuggets in last season’s bubble. Kawhi Leonard enters this postseason with the possibility of becoming free agents this summer, raising the stakes for the entire organization. Los Angeles is favored to win the series, but the Mavericks will provide a tough challenge early for a Clippers team thinking about winning a championship.