Clippers vs Mavericks: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch and all the pre-buzz around the NBA playoff game

The Mavs will depend heavily on Luka Doncic to deliver and will be hoping to see a repeat of his performance against the Bucks


                            Clippers vs Mavericks: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch and all the pre-buzz around the NBA playoff game
Kawhi Leonard (Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers will lock horns with Dallas Mavericks on Monday, August 17 at the AdventHealth Arena. As far as the head-to-head this season goes, the Clippers have had the last laugh against the Mavs by stealing all three wins. In addition, the Mavs are also reeling from two losses, one of them came against the Phoenix Suns. Ahead of the side's Game 1 play-off encounter, here's everything you need to know.

Time

The highly-anticipated game is slated to start at 9 pm ET on August 17.

Venue

The Western Conference match-up will be held at the  AdventHealth Arena (WWOS), Orlando, Florida.

Where to watch

The game can be watched live on ESPN.

How to live stream

NBA TV is the easiest and most preferred option. YouTube TV is the second most looked at as it provides access to ESPN, TNT, ABC, and NBA TV, as well as a good amount of regional sports networks, including those linked to Fox and NBC. Priced at $64.99, it comes across as a complete package. Other options include Sling TV and fuboTV that can be availed at reasonable prices.

Pre-match buzz

The Mavs will depend heavily on Luka Doncic to deliver and will be hoping to see a repeat of his performance against the Bucks. Kawhi Leonard is the man to watch out for the Clippers. After leading the Raptors to victory last season, he will be the red-hot man in form for Los Angeles.

According to some numbers from Winners and Whiners, the 29-year old star had a stunning season, with an average of 27.1 PPG along with 7.1 RPG and 4.9 APG. Montrezl Harrell will be the other clipper to watch out for this time around. Seth Curry, Doncic and Tim Hardaway will be the men who are capable of providing the Clippers a stiff challenge. 

Who will win

While the game will almost surely be a high-scoring affair, the Clippers look a more sound and solid unit to take the win. Kawhi will be the cynosure of all eyes when they take the court on Monday.

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