Christmas day games have always been a fun watch in the NBA, and the one between the Dallas Mavericks and LA Lakers will likely be no different. Fans from across the NBA are excited for the clash between Luka Doncic and LeBron James, but there is more to the Mavericks-Lakers clash than the duel between the two superstars.
Both franchises started their 2020-21 NBA campaigns with losses and will be eager to get back to winning ways.
On that note, here is all the information you need ahead of the blockbuster clash between the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Lakers on Christmas Day.
The Dallas Mavericks have a mostly healthy roster coming into this game, with only one player unavailable. However, unfortunately for the franchise, that player is one of the best the team has: Kristaps Porzingis.
Porzingis is still recovering from his knee injury that he sustained during the 2020 NBA Playoffs. With the 25-year-old not expected to be back before January, the Dallas Mavericks will miss him sorely during their clash against the mighty LA Lakers.
Injured: Kristaps Porzingis.
The LA Lakers may have suffered a defeat in their season opener, but the franchise came close to suffering a much bigger loss during the game.
That is because LeBron James reportedly rolled his ankle in that clash against the LA Clippers. Fortunately, James' injury doesn't seem to be a serious one, and reports suggest that the 35-year-old could be back in action against Luka Doncic and co.
However, there is still some bad news on the injury front for the LA Lakers: Anthony Davis has reportedly suffered an injury to his right calf. While it doesn't appear to be a serious one, the player is doubtful for the clash against the Dallas Mavericks.
Doubtful: Anthony Davis.
At what time will the Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers game commence?
USA: 25th December 2020, 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
India: 26th December 2020, 6:30 AM (Indian Standard Time).
Where and how to watch the Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers game?
For those in the USA, the game will be telecast locally on ABC and nationally on ESPN. International viewers can stream the game live on the NBA League Pass.