The Dallas Mavericks play against the Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena
The Dallas Mavericks are spending $7,270,169 per win while the Los Angeles Clippers are spending $8,740,930 per win
Game Time: 10:30 PM EST on Tuesday January 10, 2023
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MANN OH MANN
📼 Clippers CourtVision powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/Zi7unl0CjH – 6:00 PM
Playing for each other.
📸 @CarMax Photo of the Night
Vote #NBAAllStar ➡️ https://t.co/QWOBIWBHr4 pic.twitter.com/Hp4spbIkwD – 5:40 PM
Not sure how strong the Luka Garza hive still is, but he’s back tonight pic.twitter.com/uLjYSOOQqJ – 5:03 PM
“I understand the thought process behind it”
🏀 @adaniels33 reacts to the NBA midseason survey that the #Clippers are the favorite to come out of the West #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/QkwCh9jEx3 – 5:03 PM
Dwight Powell (right hip contusion) is questionable for tomorrow night’s game against the Lakers.
Dorian Finney-Smith (right adductor strain), Josh Green (right elbow sprain) and Maxi Kleber (right hamstring tear) will all remain out. – 5:00 PM
New @Ryen Russillo podcast on Boston’s depth, Pelicans upside, LaMelo Ball, Clippers wings, and a check-in on Scottie Barnes, Evan Mobley, and Jalen Green. open.spotify.com/episode/2I4xA4… – 4:31 PM
Jason Kidd on Josh Green: “He looks great. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.” – 4:01 PM
Josh Green looks ready to me. Nice pass, too. pic.twitter.com/wErNos045J – 3:58 PM
Josh Green going through his first full team practice in a month. If he comes out feeling good, expect him to play against Lakers tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/zIQ2ORz4HT – 3:53 PM
Josh Green, out for last few weeks with a sprained right elbow, is participating in post-practice scrimmage at USC this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/JFCkRJhF1l – 3:52 PM
⭐️The Klaw showin’ us why he’s an #NBAAllStar⭐️
Vote Kawhi ➡️https://t.co/QWOBIWBHr4 pic.twitter.com/NXTPZYDagC – 2:47 PM
Sources: Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley has drawn trade interest from the Bucks, Mavericks, Wizards, and others. More on Quickley’s trade value and improved play as a starter amid RJ Barrett’s injury on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo… – 1:56 PM
In the 7 games he’s started in place of RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley has averaged 20.3 points, 5.3 rebs and 5.9 assists.
The only players to match or exceed those averages since Christmas are:
LeBron James – 1:54 PM
Kawhi was on point from start to finish. 😤
🎯 @Kia Performance of the Game pic.twitter.com/HmHruPlUGc – 1:01 PM
🌟 The All-Star Game needs a little 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄 🌟 #WallpaperWednesday
Keep voting for Luka to be a 4x #NBAAllStar ↔️ https://t.co/v2OE03X0Ew. (@BEDGEAR) pic.twitter.com/1knT2EW0gk – 12:57 PM
🌟 The All-Star Games needs a little 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄 🌟 #WallpaperWednesday
Keep voting for Luka to be a 4x #NBAAllStar ↔️ https://t.co/v2OE03Xyu4. (@bedgear) pic.twitter.com/eybV4D02HC – 12:56 PM
Kostas Antetokounmpo names one thing Luka Doncic, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have in common 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/Z3Wv9lXlIi – 12:52 PM
Cleaning the Glass efficiency differential (points scored per 100 possessions minus points allowed per 100 possessions) while on the floor:
Are you kidding me Jokic? – 12:38 PM
Doncic was that dude — and Kawhi was *that* dude. @Janis Carr on the scene to see the Clips snap their skid; ocregister.com/2023/01/10/kaw… – 12:35 PM
Norman Powell had a message Friday for teammates inside a losing locker room. The Clippers looked like they heard it Tuesday in breaking a 6-game losing streak. latimes.com/sports/clipper… – 12:18 PM
Throughout his career, Kostas Antetokounmpo has played with some of the very best players in the world.
The Fenerbahce forward named one thing that Luka Doncic, LeBron James, and Giannis Antetokounmpo have in common 🤔
basketnews.com/news-183621-ko… – 12:07 PM
The Clippers outlasted the Mavericks and got valuable contributions from players who played more than ever while taking care of the ball.
theathletic.com/4079986/2023/0… – 11:31 AM
Talking trade rumors live now!
Hawks, Knicks, Mavericks, Pistons, Rockets and more!
youtu.be/hWAXzdKn3XI – 10:38 AM
NEWS: @Minnesota Timberwolves transfer center Luka Garza from G League affiliate @iawolves.
In Iowa’s game on Monday at South Bay, Garza finished with 31 points on 12/19 shooting, including 5/8 from deep.
Garza will be available for tonight’s Timberwolves game at Detroit. – 10:15 AM
Luka Doncic last night:
✅ 43 PTS
✅ 11 REB
✅ 7 AST
Doncic is averaging 40.8 PPG, 10.9 RPG, and 8.8 APG over his last nine games.
He’s just the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 40 PPG, 10 RPG, and 5 APG over a nine-game span.
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes… – 10:01 AM
Wednesday’s 5 things via @Take5_OilChange (Third place in West, New Orleans visits #NBA-leading Boston at 6:30 p.m. CT; Herb Jones added to injury report; #Pelicans increased lead Tuesday on fourth-place Mavericks to 2.5 games): https://t.co/6MdKcpGOEh pic.twitter.com/hgfNIjR3of – 9:57 AM
Fourteen of us at @sportingnews contributed to these midseason NBA awards picks. My ballot:
MVP – Luka
ROTY – Paolo
DPOY – JJJ
MIP – Markkanen
6MOY – Christian Wood
COTY – Jacque Vaughn
Read the consensus here:
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/nb… – 9:14 AM
Luka Doncic got his ninth double-double vs. the Clippers, while Joel Embiid crushed the Pistons in just 24 minutes #NBA eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14… – 4:56 AM
Luka Doncic takes his game to ANOTHER level against Clippers for some reason 👀🔥
39.6 PTS average in the last 8⃣ games vs Clippers pic.twitter.com/vrHVt44oYx – 4:42 AM
Kawhi has an answer for Doncic’s latest 40-point explosion with his own clutch shooting and a season-best 33 to halt Clippers’ 6-game slide. Afterward, Kawhi discussed how frustrating it was to play under a tight minutes restriction to get to this point espn.com/nba/story/_/id… – 4:11 AM
Asked Kawhi Leonard tonight about
a. What he expects from a point guard
b. His role in getting Terance Mann up to speed in his new role
Leonard: “For T. Mann, I’m just playing off of him… I think it’s just going to be an experience thing.” pic.twitter.com/GPsj24qFqd – 3:10 AM
Ty Lue on Doncic who has 8 40-plus points games vs. Clippers
“This dude, man… He’s tough. He’s a tough cover. He loves playing against a lot of people, but for some reason he really loves playing against us. So, we just got to pick our poison.” – 2:48 AM
Kawhi on ending a 6-game skid. “It’s really a simple game. Put in the effort, take care of the ball, rebound and make shots, you should come out with a victory. I feel like we did that tonight.” – 2:37 AM
In their last 15 games, the Mavs have been out rebounded in 13 of them by an avg of 7.9, inc 46-32 by LAC. In last 10 have allowed 12 Off Rebs/17.4 2nd chance inc 12/20 vs LAC. Kawhi off reb and subsequent 3 was a killer after they had closed to within 8. – 2:30 AM
Luka Doncic looses his balance and falls into the stands 😳
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/VwLLepyI1O – 2:29 AM
Kawhi bucket selection:
– 2/2 in paint
– 4/5 midrange
– 3/5 3s
To go with 12/12 FTs – 2:27 AM
Closed it out and got the dub.
📼 @honey highlights vs. Dallas pic.twitter.com/v1XssJL1Tm – 2:27 AM
Interesting that Ty Lue changed his approach to Luka. For the 1st 3.5 qtrs instead of his regular switching man to man, he went with a delayed double team that was very effective. Then for some reason he stopped doing and tried to guard Luka with one man, and got cooked again. – 2:21 AM
After LAC lost a 5th straight, Norm Powell made himself heard in the locker room.
“This team is deeper than the Raptors team I was on,” he said. “It’s all about identity and who we are and how we’re going to play.”
Tuesday is how they want to play:
latimes.com/sports/clipper… – 2:16 AM
Mavs have GOT to figure out the 2nd qtrs. In their last 3 losses to BOS, OKC & LAC, they’ve been outscored 35-26, 36-21 & 38-22 to trail by 18, 14 & 22 pts at halftime. I know no deficit can’t be overcome, but those are some DEEP holes to climb out of – 1:56 AM
A valiant 4th qtr effort by Luka (Accounted for all 23 DAL pts. 20 for him as part of a 43 pt game, but not enough as Mavs fall 113-101 to Clippers. 43-11-7 for Luka. 9th 40 pt game (32 in career) 20th Dbl-Dbl (7 in last 10 gms) 5th 30 pt half (31 in 2nd) inc 4 in last 10 games – 1:50 AM
Doncic on the scary tumble he took over the first row, la@ding on his shoulder. pic.twitter.com/60mpP4KTCL – 1:48 AM
“There’s a tad more urgency,” Robert Covington said. “That’s one thing we preached upon was urgency tonight. Basically said the first team that throws the first punch is the team that’s going to come out and win. And that’s what we sat up there and did.” – 1:42 AM
Clippers end their skid with 113-101 victory against Dallas. Denver up next – 1:39 AM
Luka Doncic’s scoring outburst not enough to propel Mavs past Kawhi Leonard, Clippers dallasnews.com/sports/maveric… – 1:32 AM
T Lue says he doesn’t think Clippers are really good at any one thing in particular right now offensively.
But encouraged by PG returning eventually to build with this lineup. – 1:15 AM
Ty Lue on Luka Doncic going for another 40-ball on the Clips, smiles:
“This dude, man…” – 1:13 AM
The Clippers commemorated Jason Preston’s first NBA points from a Nov. game in Portland. Also framed the box score for him. Pretty cool. pic.twitter.com/JGUeHM4CEE – 1:12 AM
Kawhi scores a season-high 3️⃣3️⃣ pts in the Clips win over the Mavs 🤖 pic.twitter.com/WedqxdaA8s – 1:03 AM
Luka Doncic last 8 games against the Clippers:
43 PTS | 11 REB | 7 AST
35 PTS | 11 REB | 5 AST
45 PTS | 15 REB | 8 AST
51 PTS | 9 REB | 6 AST
26 PTS | 9 REB | 9 AST
46 PTS | 7 REB | 14 AST
29 PTS | 8 REB | 11 AST
42 PTS | 8 REB | 14 AST pic.twitter.com/fUvHNgPIUT – 1:01 AM
Robert Covington’s previous season high minutes was just under 25.
Tonight: 31 minutes. Season-high +13.
Only LAC +/- higher: Terance Mann. +24 (2nd-best, had +28 in Detroit miracle) in 41:18 (season-high). – 1:00 AM
Solid Wire to wire win for Clippers over Dallas tonight despite 40+ from Luka Doncic. Kawhi and Powell were splendid in helping Clips Snap that 6-game losing skid. Good Win! – 12:58 AM
Season high in points, rebounds and steals. pic.twitter.com/Qu0wJSUzFt – 12:57 AM
LA survives 43 minutes/points of Luka Doncic, snap 6-game losing streak, and stay over .500 (22-21).
Clippers win 113-101. They get two days off and get ready for payback attempt against #1 team in the West Denver Nuggets. A rare Friday night home game. pic.twitter.com/ySkNftempH – 12:57 AM
Clippers win 113-101. Luka had 43-11-7, Tim scored 16 pts, Spencer had 13 pts and Wood scored 12 pts. Mavs are 23-19 and will play the Lakers in LA on Thursday. – 12:56 AM
Clippers halt the longest losing streak of the Kawhi-PG era at six with much-needed win over the Mavs. Luka goes for 43-11-7 but Kawhi had a season-high 33 and 9 rebounds. Norm Powell goes for 27 off bench. Reggie Jackson did not play and Robert Covington got 31 mins off bench. – 12:55 AM
Garbage time has commenced.
Kawhi Leonard: 33 points on 12 field goal attempts.
Norman Powell: outscored Mavericks bench.
Luka Doncic: 16/21 FTs (previous high FTA for LAC opponent this season – 15 by Siakam/KPJ)
Terance Mann: saved these mfers again – 12:54 AM
This is a pretty insane 3:17 stretch for Luka Doncic pic.twitter.com/BNv1aWwUTQ – 12:53 AM
“When I tell you that’s the most valuable player in the league right there. Trust me on it.” – Harp
@Luka Doncic // #MFFL pic.twitter.com/hyfi5aQ5Rv – 12:53 AM
BIG TIME BOARD BIG TIME BUCKET
Vote Kawhi ➡️ https://t.co/QWOBIWBHr4 pic.twitter.com/AlXcaoX6vz – 12:52 AM
Luka Doncic has played entire second half. He has 41, including back-to-back 3s despite missing 6 of first 7 from downtown.
LA in survival mode, up 107-99 with 100 seconds left and Kawhi Leonard (30 points) attempting 2 FTs. – 12:47 AM
Those moves 🪄
🗳️⭐: https://t.co/6MX70A4uy9 pic.twitter.com/oYHlRDCELV – 12:46 AM
Luka Doncic was just swarmed by three Clippers. No points.
Then he just cut *through* three defenders for a bucket. – 12:37 AM
Thunder’s Josh Giddey has big triple-double, joins Luka Doncic, others in exclusive 100 games club
cbssports.com/nba/news/thund… – 12:32 AM
Two very important three-pointers made by Terance Mann in the last few minutes, the last off the dribble to push the Clippers lead from 10 to 16. He is +28.
The next best +/- is Covington at +11. – 12:30 AM
Jason Kidd is challenging Luka Doncic charge drawn by John Wall. – 12:30 AM
Don’t do it to ’em like that, Norm pic.twitter.com/Dgbvw1P0Db – 12:26 AM
LA leads Mavericks 88-78 through 3 quarters.
Luka Doncic created 9 buckets (4 FGs, 5 assists). LA shot only 6/19 FGs with 5 TOs.
This game will come down to Terance Mann taking care of the basketball while Leonard and Doncic rest. – 12:25 AM
Clippers lead 88-78 after three quarters. Luka has 23-9-7, Tim has 16-4, Spencer has 13-1-4, and C-Wood has 12-2. – 12:24 AM
📽 A beautiful sequence of basketball. pic.twitter.com/uWXYnitrNJ – 12:15 AM
What a nasty spill by Doncic, happened right in front of us, did a somersault over the first row of chairs and seemed to land on his shoulder, but he returned to the game and looks fine. Scary. – 12:12 AM
Thankfully, Luka is OK. He took a tumble over the front row seats. – 12:12 AM
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is in advanced talks to join the @SEMelbPhoenix as a co-owner in Australia’s @NBL, sources tell me.
Kyrgios would join a Romie Chaudhari-led ownership group that includes John Wall, Zach Randolph, Al Harrington, Josh Childress and Dante Exum. – 12:12 AM
Luka Doncic is doing everything, including diving for a looseball and falling over a courtside seat. Fans were worried after Luka landed on his back, but he got back up on his feet shortly afterwards. – 12:11 AM
T Lue burns a timeout 114 seconds into second half after Mavericks score on 3 of 4 possessions and Clippers score only 1 of 3 possessions.
LA lead down to 72-53. Mavericks packing the paint and are going to start reaching. The Mavs will foul you, but they can’t call everything… – 12:01 AM
Dwight Powell (right hip contusion) will not return tonight against the Clippers. – 11:56 PM
Clippers lead could get wild if they start the 3rd quarter like they usually do (down 20 lol)
*and seriously, just stop putting Doncic/Wood on FT line. – 11:51 PM
Slow start for bench, but Norman Powell (16), Robert Covington (7), and John Wall (5) all outscored Mavericks bench (4 points on 2/9 FGs) – 11:48 PM
Not pretty in LA for Mavs as Clippers rip off a 19-5 run over the last 4:50 to end the half. 69-47 LA at half. Clips hit their last 7 shots. Their bench dominant outscoring Mavs bench 30-4. Powell w/16 (all in 2nd qtr). Hardaway 14 Luka 12 for Mavs. 2nd half soon @971TheFreak – 11:48 PM
Terance Mann is a game-high +27 in 22:37 first half minutes #AsPrescribed 💊 @TheAthletic
theathletic.com/4074839/2023/0… – 11:45 PM
Nice first half for Clippers as they lead Mavericks 69-47 at halftime.
Only half better all season was when they led Hornets by 31 at halftime on the night the whole roster was healthy in December before the road trip.
Just good ass basketball by LA. 53.1% FGs, 12-2 AST-TO. – 11:43 PM
Halftime: Clippers 69, Mavericks 47
17 points for Kawhi Leonard on 5-7 shooting but 7 trips to the FT line. Norm Powell with 16 in 13 minutes. Clippers have cut out the 3-guard lineups, played its wings and have only two turnovers. – 11:42 PM
With the Clippers going full-on wingz due to foul trouble with their bigs, they have led Dallas by as many as 20 points. It’s one of their best halves of the season. – 11:38 PM
Really not used to this. Consistently good Clippers pace, even with low 3-point attempts and Mavericks getting 20 free throw attempts.
LA up 56-42 with 3:30 left in first half. They’re surviving the foul trouble of the centers. Morris is key: 12 points, 5/6 FGs. 2 fouls. – 11:34 PM
Ty Lue has said that the game that he felt like Kawhi turned the proverbial corner, from a physical standpoint, was the win vs. BOS in December. Tonight also feels like a milestone in that regard, with his much pace and quickness Kawhi is playing with. – 11:33 PM
This lineup (Mann/Leonard/Wall/Morris Sr./Powell) has zero rim protection
(and before I can finish the tweet, RoCo gets Wall) – 11:31 PM
Nico Batum goes to the bench as mad as I can recall seeing him. Not sure what precisely sparked it but it’s not often you see him that upset. – 11:31 PM
Dwight Powell (right hip contusion) is questionable to return to tonight’s game in Los Angeles. – 11:28 PM
Technical foul on Ty Lue on the sideline.
Robert Covington checks out after 13 solid minutes. – 11:24 PM
Mavericks in bonus rest of first half.
Also… Tyronn Lue just got what I’m sure is his first technical foul of the season. – 11:24 PM
Merciful timeout by Jason Kidd. Clippers on the ugliest 9-2 run. How they didn’t lose the lead is a minor miracle, but speaks to how raggedy Mavericks are with Doncic (and THJ) both off floor.
LA up 42-33 with 7:44 left in first half.
That was … rough basketball mannnnnn – 11:20 PM
Moses Brown got an and-one after RoCo missed 3 FTs… but then he missed FT.
Bench is in hell. Wall/Powell/Covington/Brown 4/13 FGs, 0/4 FTs. – 11:17 PM
Robert Covington got knocked in the head and stayed down on the court for a minute but remains in the game for the Clippers. – 11:13 PM
Reggie Jackson, on the bench, acknowledges fans who call out to him. – 11:13 PM
LA leads Mavericks 31-25 through one quarter of play. Full first quarter played by Doncic and THJ. Full first quarter for Morris Sr., heavy minutes for Mann, Leonard, Batum.
Clippers shot 50%, had 5:1 assist-TO ratio, outrebounded Mavs 11-8. Leonard/Morris with 21 combined. – 11:09 PM
Clippers lead the Mavs, 31-25, after the first quarter. Luka has 8-2-2, Tim has 6-2. – 11:08 PM
Clippers 31, Mavericks 25 after one quarter.
No 3-guard lineup so far…Clippers have led by as many as 11. Only 1 turnover for LAC, and 2 for Dallas. Kawhi with 11 points. – 11:07 PM
Since this all-wings lineup took the floor after Zubac’s foul trouble, they outscored Dallas 19-12 over the last six minutes. Very productive lineup. – 11:03 PM
Leonard is having a vintage Leonard night so far, big trouble for Mavs. He has 9 points, primarily guarded by Hardaway, and the Clips lead 21-10.
On the other end, Mavs are 0-for-5 on 3s and look a little disorganized on offense. – 10:59 PM
Clippers got torched on Mavericks ATO that resulted in Powell roll dunk middle from Doncic.
Clippers on 6-2 run after that to take 21-10 lead with 4:51 left in opening quarter. Pace of offense in half court is at an optimal level, which is hard to do vs slowpoke Mavericks. – 10:58 PM
Kawhi Leonard is pulling the Mavs on a string so far. Kawhi has nearly many points (9) as the entire Dallas team so far (10). – 10:57 PM
Clippers up, 21-10, at the 4:51 mark in the first quarter. Kawhi with 9 points, Zubac with 6 points but also 3 fouls. – 10:57 PM
Kawhi is playing *fast* tonight. Came across court to steal a Dallas pass and has gotten to his spots on the offensive end with burst. – 10:57 PM
Mavericks in bonus last 5:50.
Side note: No team is better at getting to the free throw line than the Mavericks. It’s more than just Luka. – 10:55 PM
LA up 12-6 vs Mavericks at first TV timeout.
Nico Batum draws the Doncic assignment before switches.
Mavericks looking to double Kawhi Leonard on catches.
Mavericks score fewest paint points and are NBA’s worst rebounding team. We’ll see how LAC holds up without Zubac. – 10:52 PM
Ivica Zubac has three fouls less than five minutes into the first quarter. Robert Covington takes his place. – 10:48 PM
3 fouls on Ivica Zubac, all drawn by Doncic.
Robert Covington coming in for him. – 10:48 PM
Doncic is 1-for-5 and Zubac had six points and two rebounnds — but also 2 fouls. – 10:47 PM
Every Clippers starter but Terance Mann has guarded Luka at some point already, within the 5-6 possessions. Batum is trying to throw off his rhythm by picking up Doncic full-court at times.
Here’s the problem: Two fouls on Ivica Zubac in 3 minutes. – 10:45 PM
Starting 5️⃣ vs. Dallas
1️⃣ » @Terance Mann
2️⃣ » @Nicolas Batum
3️⃣ » @Kawhi Leonard
4️⃣ » @Marcus Morris
5️⃣ » @Ivica Zubac pic.twitter.com/1phSn0DKnj – 10:38 PM
Norm Powell today mentioned that Dallas ranking second to last in pace belies how fast the offense executes in the halfcourt.
“They say that numbers-wise they’re a slow team but when you’re playing them it doesn’t seem like that,” he said. – 10:21 PM
Your first five on the floor tonight ⤵️
@modelousa | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/BNHNlP5D6i – 10:19 PM
Asked T Lue pregame about protecting his players against the Luka Doncic pnr/switch hunting, and how Clippers were able to erase the deficit (but not complete comeback) in November loss at Dallas. pic.twitter.com/PwdeQpjMTf – 10:16 PM
Clippers coach Ty Lue on the team’s plan to defend Luka Doncic: “Keep him off balance as best as we can and go from there.” – 10:14 PM
Almost time for tonight’s matchup.
#GetItLocked | @betwayusa – 10:05 PM
Mavs starters: Hardaway, Wood Powell, Dinwiddie, Doncic
LAC starters: Batum, Morris, Zubac, Leonard, Mann
9:40 tip @971TheFreak – 10:04 PM
Marcus Morris Sr.
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Luka Doncic – 10:03 PM
Mavs Live starting now on BSSW. Mavs at Clippers will tip at 9:40 CST. Mavs will play the Clippers three times in the next 15 games. Clippers have lost 6 straight, their longest losing streak since a 9 gamer in November 2017. – 10:01 PM
Best fans in the world 🤳
@Luka Doncic // #MFFL pic.twitter.com/QmoHEwiSfW – 9:50 PM
Boss man of the people 🙌
@Mark Cuban // #MFFL pic.twitter.com/ofBwZdlwqR – 9:35 PM
Damn. Dorian Finney-Smith told me that after the team arrived in OKC late Saturday and Nico Harrison and I exited the elevator on the same hotel floor, the remaining elevator full of players “got stuck for 15 minutes. They had to come pry the doors open.” It was the 13th floor. – 9:22 PM
Dallas’ Luka Dončić (left ankle soreness) has been upgraded to available to play tonight in Los Angeles against the Clippers.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com – 9:11 PM
Luka Dončić (left ankle soreness) will be available for tonight’s game against the Clippers.
Dorian Finney-Smith (right adductor strain), Josh Green (right elbow sprain) and Maxi Kleber (right hamstring tear) will all remain out. – 9:11 PM
A couple of nights ago in OKC, when Hardaway took sole responsibility for the loss in his opening statement to reporters, he also took similar accountability in the locker with teammates. “I think it’s a great thing,” Jason Kidd said, though he emphasized that it’s a team loss. – 9:04 PM
Luka is in. T Mann is starting. Let’s go back pic.twitter.com/84umkFsypx – 9:04 PM
Jason Kidd says Luka Doncic is playing tonight against the Clippers. – 9:01 PM
Ty Lue on the challenge of defending Doncic. pic.twitter.com/1AVvfZoQNw – 8:51 PM
Terance Mann, Kawhi Leonard, Nic Batum, Marcus Morris Sr. and Ivica Zubac will start again for the Clippers. – 8:50 PM
Clippers will be using the same starters tonight vs. Dallas as vs. Atlanta, with Terance Mann in at guard. – 8:49 PM
Some of Kawhi Leonard’s pre-game workout ahead of the Clippers’ game tonight vs the Mavs pic.twitter.com/V1IzaoVaGX – 8:40 PM
Well, at least one multibillionaire owner is here, talking to Nico Harrison while Jaden Hardy warms up. pic.twitter.com/Rj8QGh0JZn – 8:38 PM
Per Craig Smith, Luka Tarlac will travel and is available at UCLA and USC this weekend.
Utah’s freshman forward was cleared late last week before Oregon State, but has been getting his conditioning in order. – 8:19 PM
Current Thunder lineup on the floor:
Muscala pic.twitter.com/41VKqL4fwB – 7:58 PM
*Tre Mann hits sick stepback 3*
Brian Anderson: “Some say Mann has a special set of feet”
Me: pic.twitter.com/DmmuMMhbMd – 7:47 PM
Players to record a 5 REB and 5 AST first quarter this season:
— Plumlee pic.twitter.com/gVvDDTz2Og – 7:38 PM
Most PPG since Christmas:
39.1 — Luka
35.6 — Embiid
35.5 — LeBron
33.6 — Klay pic.twitter.com/zhbjDG2Yc2 – 6:58 PM
Brandon Boston and Jason Preston have been upgraded to available for the Clippers game against Dallas. – 6:18 PM
Brandon Boston Jr. and Jason Preston are available to play tonight for the Clippers. They previously were listed as out on G League assignment. – 6:02 PM
Clippers initially ruled out Brandon Boston Jr. and Jason Preston while those two and Moussa Diabaté were preparing to beat the Birmingham Squadron last night.
Boston and Preston are available to play tonight vs Mavericks. Diabaté will remain out on his two-way contract. – 6:01 PM
Tonight’s officials for Mavericks at LA
– Bill Kennedy
– Jacyn Goble
– John Butler – 5:52 PM
Isaiah Joe working the two-man game with Mike Wilks. And Tre Mann getting loose. pic.twitter.com/mtp2Sd6zUc – 5:27 PM
🗣️ Game Day in DTLA!
🕓 7:30PM PT
🆚 @Dallas Mavericks
📺 @BallySportWest, @Clipper_Vision
📻 @AM570LASports, @TuLigaRadio pic.twitter.com/AJuAe0PX4U – 3:41 PM
Easy shot 🤷♂️
@Luka Doncic // #MFFL pic.twitter.com/Uro6tzgx2z – 3:04 PM
2nd half starts for Mavs tonight in LA vs Clippers who’ve lost 6 straight, their longest skid since a 9 gamer in Nov 2017. @PeasRadio pre at 9. tip w/Brad & me at 9:40 @971TheFreak – 2:35 PM
Luka Doncic watching the EuroLeague game between Crvena Zvezda and Real Madrid: pic.twitter.com/4Br7CWMBht – 2:22 PM
Nice to see Maxi Kleber back on a basketball court. He’s a long way from practicing much less playing. There’s a roughly 5-inch zipper scar on the back of his right thigh where he had hamstring surgery.
“Feels good,” he said with a smile as he took the court. pic.twitter.com/OlWWAJeW0h – 2:14 PM
Game 1 of 2 in Cali 🌴
🆚 @Los Angeles Clippers
⌚ 9:30PM CT – LATE TIP-OFF
📻 97.1 FM & 99.1 FM pic.twitter.com/7eIWPz8Loe – 2:00 PM
Talked with Norm Powell at shootaround. Regardless of who’s available, he said, Clips have to set an identity of physical defense and aggressive, attack-you offense. That the Clippers haven’t done that yet 42 games in, he said, hasn’t splintered the group. pic.twitter.com/1uym2VSOny – 1:54 PM
Judging from his victory “dance,” looks like Darrell Armstrong won a bet from Doncic. Bad enough that Armstrong’s Commanders embarrassed Doncic’s beloved Cowboys. pic.twitter.com/igxsdfAvDP – 1:46 PM
Nothing official, but Doncic looks fine and seemingly good to go tonight against the Clips. Bad news for the Clips, whom Doncic always seems to torture. – 1:37 PM
Last 12 games, the Nuggets rank:
2nd in Net Rating
3rd in Offensive Rating
3rd in Defensive Rating
10-2 record with wins against Memphis, Phoenix, Boston, LA Clippers, Cleveland, and more. – 1:35 PM
Luka Doncic is wearing starters’ white at shootaround and playfully punted the ball with his left foot after losing a halfcourt shooting contest. He’s listed as questionable (left ankle soreness) vs. Clippers tonight. – 1:33 PM
This atmospheric river storm just knocked most of the lights out at Clippers shootaround, power flickering in the building. pic.twitter.com/V9ILqjCtis – 12:48 PM
West All-Stars, per RPR MVP
Fox, Edwards, Ayton, Grant, McCollum pic.twitter.com/XfkGvDgY9P – 12:38 PM
Darius Bazley practicing for the dunk contest with Tre Mann pic.twitter.com/ZN1w6JfTkH – 12:08 PM
Tim Hardaway Jr.? Bojan Bogdanovic? Jalen McDaniels? With the trade deadline one month away, #Cavs are on the hunt for a wing upgrade. It’s the NBA’s worst kept secret, perhaps the biggest hole for any contender. But what is realistic and what isn’t?
cleveland.com/cavs/2023/01/t… – 11:35 AM
Luka Doncic rarely wears anything that’s not Jordan Brand with his personal logo in clear view.
… except when he donned a gray Cowboys pullover after practice last week.
In a walk-off 1-on-1, Luka detailed how he learned to love American football: dallasnews.com/sports/maveric… – 11:27 AM
This play last night sums up Isaiah Hartenstein for Knicks fans.
But Hartenstein ran the Clippers’ 2nd unit last year. Lots of DHO. He was a connective playmaker. Thibodeau has him do none of that in New York:
Knicks gotta figure it out. pic.twitter.com/RcJDY7Mlk2 – 11:20 AM
NBA midseason media survey: 30 beat reporters/columnists from each market voted on various topics. The main predictions? The Celtics (57%) are favored to win the NBA title. Luka Doncic (43%) and Nikola Jokic (40%) will battle it out for regular-season MVP https://t.co/Wz16znra4E pic.twitter.com/DYwbq92j3n – 11:17 AM
#NBA West Week 13
3, #Pelicans (25-16) Wed at Bos; Fri at Det
4, Mavericks (23-18) Tue at LAC; Thu at LAL; Sat/Sun at Por
5, Kings (21-18) Wed/Fri vs. HOU; Sun at SAS
6, Warriors (20-20) Tue vs. PHX; Fri at SAS; Sun at Chi
7, Clippers (21-21) Tue vs. DAL; Fri vs. DEN; Sun vs. HOU – 11:11 AM
Sources: The Knicks are seeking two second-round picks for Cam Reddish.
More on Reddish, Immanuel Quickley, Tim Hardaway Jr and Alec Burks. Plus, why the Lakers and Raptors may make a trade, and what’s next for the Nets without Kevin Durant on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo… – 10:39 AM
Pacific division standings:
1st — Kings
2nd — Warriors
3rd — Clippers
4th — Suns
5th — Lakers
+650 @PointsBetUSA for the Beam Team to win the division. pic.twitter.com/aYZosJJDxA – 10:32 AM
During halftime of the Nuggets’ blowout win over the Clippers last week, a scene unfolded inside Denver’s locker room that Michael Malone had never witnessed in his 30 years of coaching.
It’s a glimpse into how “connected” the Nuggets are right now:
thednvr.com/how-connected-… – 10:05 AM
NBA Sales and Marketing awards for 2022…
Team of year: Golden State
Inclusion Innovation: Golden State
Inclusion Leadership: Toronto
Team Innovation: LA Clippers
Guest Experience Innovation: Ana Glass (Heat)
Values of the Game: John Steinmiller (Bucks) & Chris Carrino (Nets) – 9:09 AM
The Ringer’s Top 100 list—curated by myself, @Rob Mahoney, @J. Kyle Mann, and @Kevin O’Connor—just had its first update:
kawhi, bam, randle, kyrie, and a bunch of other players went up
trae, rudy, kat, ayton, and a bunch of other players went down nbarankings.theringer.com – 8:15 AM
Luka Doncic settled the trademark dispute with his mother
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14… – 5:46 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo tried his Luka Doncic impression 😮😂
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/q8I661WOlv – 4:32 AM