The Dallas Mavericks try to extend their series lead to a two-game advantage against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night at Staples Center.
Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway, Jr. led the way for the Mavericks in a ten-point win over the Clippers this weekend. Pandemic P was trending within the first 15 minutes of the game, which was never a good sign for a Clippers team that relies upon Paul George as the second scorer to Kawhi Leonard.
The Clippers need to win on Tuesday. It’s tough to call any game a must-win this early in the postseason, but heading to Dallas down 0-2 would signal a white flag of sorts for an LA team fighting off the reputation of under-achievers for the second straight season.
George and Leonard combined for 49 points in Game 1, but didn’t get a lot of help elsewhere on the roster. To take Game 2 they’ll have to limit the production from the Mavs’ role players, and hope their own shooters can start to light it up from behind the arc.
After beating Dallas in six games in the bubble, it would appear the Mavericks are on a mission to prove they’ve matured beyond the Clippers capabilities.
NBA Playoffs: How to watch Clippers vs Mavericks on reddit?
Clippers vs Mavericks will tip off at 10:30 p.m. ET from Staples Center. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV, which creates an issue for those who do not have that channel in their basic cable package. It should be available via Fubo TV, or the NBA streams subreddit community.