ABC will be broadcasting Saturday’s matchup of the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. It will also air on ABC Live Stream and app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription.
The Warriors hardly had any frontcourt help to call upon when they secured a blowout win over the Mavericks earlier this week because of injuries. Stephen Curry performed at his usual level of excellence by scoring 20 points, but the efforts of Kelly Oubre Jr., Draymond Green, and other role players pushed Golden State over the top. Oubre scored a career-high 40 points while Green stuffed the stat sheet and tallied a game-high 15 assists. Juan Toscano-Anderson was the Warriors’ tallest player at 6’7”, but held down the first in the post and flirted with a double-double. Eric Paschall (knee) could return for Saturday, but Golden State will still be at a major size disadvantage. Can the Dubs pull off another miracle?
Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis combined for 52 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists in a losing effort earlier this week. The star duo got help from Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson, but the rest of the Mavericks’ team was abysmal on both ends of the court. Role-players will have to step up for Dallas if it hopes to avoid getting swept in this two-game series.