The Toronto Raptors will continue their Texas two-step against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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The Dallas Mavericks continue their five-game homestand against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, as Luka Doncic attempts to become only the second player in NBA history to score 30 points or more in eight consecutive games to start a season, and the team seeks its third straight victory.
Wilt Chamberlain accomplished this feat 23 times in 1962 and eight times in 1959. That’s all there is to it, so history could be made on November 4 at the American Airlines Center.
The Raptors have won four of their last five games, including two straight games in which they scored more than 139 points.
Their offense is on fire right now, and the Mavericks’ defense has been shaky, so it will be interesting to see how many points Toronto can put up on Friday night.
The Mavericks and Raptors square off in a wild shootout at the American Airlines Center on Friday night, but Luka Doncic comes through late to lift Dallas to victory.
The Mavericks win their third game in a row thanks to the 23-year-old superstar’s 37 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds.
Dorian Finney-Smith is the Mavericks’ non-Luka player of the game after hitting four key 3-pointers and playing stout defense against Pascal Siakam on Friday night.
On the NBA’s official injury report, the Mavericks ruled out Frank Ntilikina (ankle) and Davis Bertans (knee) for the eighth straight game.
Jared Hardy, Tyler Dorsey, and McKinley Wright IV will be with the G League team on Friday and have been ruled out of Dallas’ game against the Raptors.
With a back injury, Fred VanVleet is questionable for Toronto, and he should be considered 50-50 for Friday night’s game in Dallas. Both Justin Champagnie and Ron Harper Jr. are on G League assignment and will miss the Mavericks game.