The 2020/21 NBA Playoffs continue their course and the series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks is still wide open. Luka Doncic's team stunned the Clippers at first, putting itself 2-0 on the road. However, Kawhi Leonard and his teammates put themselves even and there's plenty to be played. Here, find out the match information, storylines, results, lineups, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it.
Tyronn Lue's side has had a tough start to this round, having lost both games at home and heading a pretty dark outlook for the remaining of the series. However, it won both games in Dallas and head back to LA hoping to take the lead for the first time.
The Mavericks, on the other hand, seemed to be about to sweep their opponents after such a strong start on the road. However, they failed to seize their two initial wins and now they are in serious trouble with Luka Doncic's injury.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Storylines
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George's Clippers are alive in this first-round matchup thanks to an unexpected comeback in Los Angeles after being outplayed by the Mavericks in the first two games. The two superstars from Tyronn Lue's side stepped up and now they'll try to go further and book the ticket to the next round.
Their apparent decision of tanking at the end of the regular season just to meet with Dallas now might pay off. Not only they've tied the series but the rival's key player, Luka Doncic, might miss the upcoming game.
His injury is a huge threat for the Mavericks, whose aspirations might be seriously reduced without him on the court. The 81-106 loss in Game 4, in which Doncic was clearly in pain and unable to perform at his best, already showed how they'd struggle when he is not there to carry the team by himself. It's uncertain whether he'll make it or not to Game 5, but the team is already working around the clock to have him.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Results
Los Angeles Clippers: 47-25 (26-10 at Home)
Dallas Mavericks: 42-30 (21-15 on the Road)
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Lineups
Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beveley (PG)
Paul George (SG)
Kawhi Leonard (SF)
Marcus Morris (PF)
Ivica Zubac (C)
Luka Doncic (PG) *
Josh Richardson (SG)
Doriann Finney-Smith (SF)
Kristaps Porzingis (PF)
Maxi Kleber (C)
* In doubt.
How to watch or live stream Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks in the US
The 2020-2021 NBA Playoffs game to be played between Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center will be broadcast in the US by TNT, BSSC, and BSSW-DAL.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers already revealed their odds for this game, and as expected, they see the hosts winning Game 5. Los Angeles Clippers are favored by 7 points, while the game total is set at 217 points.
|Game total||o/u 217|
* Odds via FanDuel.