Luka will be pumped after his underwhelming performance against the Thunder. What can he do to help the team rebound against the Magic?
Injury report for Luka Doncic
On the second night of a back-to-back, the Dallas Mavericks face the Orlando Magic. On Oct. 29, Luka Doncic and company blew a 16-point lead with four minutes left, losing in overtime to the Thunder. Can they come back against the Magic on short rest?
The Magic are only 1-5 this season, but they have a talented young team led by Fran Wagner and 2022 first-round pick Paolo Banchero. Dallas may struggle to match up against the two talented big men on Sunday night, and Banchero will be looking for his first signature win in the NBA.
Luka Doncic will be enraged by his performance against the Thunder and motivated to put on a show for Jamahl Mosley.
Doncic worked closely with the Magic’s head coach when he was an assistant in Dallas, and he cannot let his old friend have the upper hand over him.
Expect 77 to record his third straight 30-point triple-double as he leads the Mavericks to victory.
Paolo Banchero scores 20 points and ten rebounds in his debut against the Mavericks. He played against Dallas in the preseason, and the Magic will give him plenty of chances on Sunday night as they attempt to pull off the upset.
Injury Report for Dallas Mavericks
Because they are on the second night of a back-to-back, the Mavericks did not release an official injury report, but Frank Ntilikina (ankle) and Davis Bertans (knee) are both expected to miss.
After resting against the Thunder, JaVale McGee should return.
Injury Report for Orlando Magic
Jalen Suggs (ankle), Cole Anthony (oblique), Markelle Fultz (toe), Jonathan Isaac (knee), Gary Harris (knee), and Moritz Wagner (foot) are all out for Sunday’s game for the Magic.
Orlando will be shorthanded against the Mavericks, but they will have the advantage in terms of rest.