When is Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers 2024 NBA Playoffs Game 5? Updated schedule after Luka Doncic and co steal Game 2

NBA: Playoffs-Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers
NBA: Playoffs-Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are one of three teams in the first round to win Game 2 on the road along with the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. That means the Mavericks guaranteed at least a Game 5 at the Crypto.com Arena. When is Game 5 of the Mavericks-Clippers series?

Doncic led the Mavs to a 96-93 win over the Clippers in Game 2 of their playoff series on Tuesday. He finished with 32 points, six rebounds and nine assists. Kyrie Irving contributed 23 points and six boards, while P.J. Washington added 18 points and six rebounds.

The series is tied at 1-1 heading into Games 3 and 4 at the Americans Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Mavs have homecourt advantage and will need to take care of business if they want to boost their chances of moving to the next round.

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The NBA only released the schedule for Games 1 to 4 before the start of the 2024 NBA playoffs. Now that the Mavs won Game 2, there's an updated schedule for at least until Game 7 of their series against the LA Clippers.

Here's the updated schedule:

GameDate and Time/ResultsTV DetailsLocation
Game 1
April 21
Clippers 109, Mavericks 97
ABC
Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Game 2April 23
Mavericks 96, Clippers 93
TNTCrypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Game 3April 26, 8:00 PM ETESPNAmerican Airlines Center, Dallas
Game 4April 28, 3:30 PM ETABCAmerican Airlines Center, Dallas
Game 5May 1, 10:00 PM ETTNTCrypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Game 6*May 3, TBDTBDAmerican Airlines Center, Dallas
Game 7*May 5, TBDTBDCrypto.com Arena, Los Angeles

* - If necessary | TBD - To be determined


Luka Doncic has no problem with physical plays in the playoffs

The Dallas Mavericks are 0-2 against the LA Clippers in their first two playoff matchups in the Luka Doncic era.

Doncic might have dominated the Clippers individually, but the Mavs failed to secure a series win. That's why their Game 2 victory was huge, especially with the way the game is called this postseason.

In his postgame interview, Doncic shared that he has no problem with getting fewer foul calls due to the physical nature of the playoffs. He just wants the officials to be fair on both sides and let them play basketball.

"For sure, it's more physical. They're not calling that many fouls. They're just letting us play, which is fine. It's gotta be the same on both ends. But I think it's fine. They're letting us play. It's a lot more hits in there," Doncic said.

Luka Doncic still cooking the Clippers in the postseason

In 13 games against the LA Clippers in the playoffs, Luka Doncic is averaging 33.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 9.5 assists, shooting 49.5% from the field and 38.6% from beyond the arc.

Doncic is still cooking the Clippers in their third matchup in five postseasons. He's averaging 32.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in the first two games. He's struggling with his shot, at 42.3% from the field and 34.6% from the 3-point area.

The Clippers have no answer for "Luka Magic," and it doesn't help that they also have to worry about Kyrie Irving. It's the first time in three postseasons where the Mavs have a legitimate second option on offense behind Doncic.

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