After an impressive 109-98 home win over the Celtics in their first game without Joel Embiid on Thursday, the 76ers travel to Dallas to play the Mavericks. It’s a matchup between two likely playoff teams, featuring a pair of the NBA’s most talented young stars in Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons.
The Mavericks are closing out their six-game home stand, entering the matchup having lost two in a row to the Nuggets and Lakers – the top-two teams in the Western Conference. Doncic struggled in those two games, shooting 2-for-12 from behind the arc and 44 percent from the field. After he missed consecutive free throws in Friday’s loss to the Lakers, Doncic ripped his jersey in frustration.
After a four-game skid, Philadelphia arrives in Dallas on a two-game winning streak. Without Embiid, the 76ers experimented with some new looks against the Celtics – Simmons and Al Horford spent more time in the paint, and the team often went smaller with more perimeter shooters on the court. Josh Richardson’s 29 points helped replace Embiid’s production and sparked a second-half comeback.
The Mavericks will once again be without Kristaps Porzingis, who is out with a knee injury.
What time does the 76ers-Mavericks game start?
The game is on Saturday, January 11, with tipoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Where is the game?
The Mavericks are the home team at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
What channel is the game on?
The game will be aired locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
With a valid cable login, viewers can stream the game at NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.
The Mavericks will be without Kristaps Porzingis (knee).
The 76ers will be without Joel Embiid (finger).
The Mavericks are favored by 2 points. The over/under is set at 223 points.