Early game today so we’ll keep the preview short and sweet. The Denver Nuggets are in Dallas to take on Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Happy St. Patty’s Day.

The Essentials

Who: Denver Nuggets (47-20) at Dallas Mavericks (38-29)

When: 1:30 PM MDT

Where: Don’t worry, we totally have all the good Boeing planes on our airline Center. Dallas, TX.

How to watch/listen: Denver Stiffs does not condone piracy….unless it’s the romanticized 18th century type. ABC. NBA League pass for those not in the Nuggets market. Altitude Radio 92.5.

Rival blog: Mavs Moneyball

The Matchup

Position Nuggets Mavericks Advantage
PG Jamal Murray Kyrie Irving Even
SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Luka Doncic Mavericks
SF Michael Porter Jr. Derrick Jones Jr. Nuggets
PF Aaron Gordon P.J. Washington Nuggets
C Nikola Jokic Daniel Gafford Nuggets
Bench Reggie Jackson, Christian Braun, Peyton Watson, Justin Holiday, Zeke Nnaji Tim Hardaway Jr., Derek Lively II, Dante Exum, Maxi Kleber Even


Injury report: Vlatko Cancar – out (knee), Braxton Key – out (G-League), Jalen Pickett – out (G-League), Hunter Tyson – out (G-League); Luka Doncic – questionable (hamstring), Dante Exum – questionable (foot), Josh Green – out (ankle), Brandon Williams – out (wrist), Alex Fudge – out (G-League), Greg Brown II – out (G-League).