Watch Mavericks vs. Lakers: TV channel, info on live broadcast, start time

Who is playing

Los Angeles @ Dallas

Current Records: Los Angeles 13-19; Dallas 17-16

What you should know

This Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers hope to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 117.81 points per contest. They and the Dallas Mavericks will compete for holiday cheer at 2:30 PM ET Sunday at the American Airlines Center. Dallas is going to stumble in after a win while the Lakers are going to stumble in after a loss.

It looks like Los Angeles must have made Santa’s naughty list since the squad didn’t end up with the win they were expected to get last Friday. They fell in a 134-130 heartbreaker to the Charlotte Hornets. The loss was just more heartbreak for Los Angeles, which fell 117-114 when the teams previously met in January. Small forward LeBron James put in a good effort for the losing side as he had 34 points and eight assists. LBJ’s afternoon made it six straight games in which he has scored at least 30 points.

Meanwhile, while it wasn’t a dominating performance, Dallas beat the Houston Rockets 112-106 last Friday. Point guard Luka Doncic took over for Dallas, finishing with 50 points (a whopping 45% of total) and ten assists along with eight boards.

The Lakers are expected to lose this next one by 8. They have failed players playing the spread in the last four games, so buyers beware.

Los Angeles’ loss dropped them to 13-19 while Dallas’ win lifted them to 17-16. Doncic will be someone to keep an eye on after he shot 6-for-12 from downtown and nearly finished with a triple-double of 50 points, ten dimes and eight rebounds this past Friday. Let’s see if he can build on that strong performance or if Los Angeles’ defense can bottle him up.

This is how you see

  • When: Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center – Dallas, Texas
  • TV: ABC
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports app
  • Ticket cost: $226.00

Odds

The Mavericks are a huge 8-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.

Oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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History of the series

Dallas has won 13 of its last 24 games against Los Angeles.

  • March 29, 2022 – Dallas 128 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • March 1, 2022 – Dallas 109 vs. Los Angeles 104
  • December 15, 2021 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 104
  • April 24, 2021 – Dallas 108 vs. Los Angeles 93
  • April 22, 2021 – Dallas 115 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • December 25, 2020 – Los Angeles 138 vs. Dallas 115
  • January 10, 2020 – Los Angeles 129 vs. Dallas 114
  • December 29, 2019 – Los Angeles 108 vs. Dallas 95
  • December 1, 2019 – Dallas 114 vs. Los Angeles 100
  • November 1, 2019 – Los Angeles 119 vs. Dallas 110
  • January 7, 2019 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 97
  • November 30, 2018 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Dallas 103
  • October 31, 2018 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Dallas 113
  • March 28, 2018 – Los Angeles 103 vs. Dallas 93
  • February 23, 2018 – Los Angeles 124 vs. Dallas 102
  • February 10, 2018 – Dallas 130 vs. Los Angeles 123
  • January 13, 2018 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 101
  • March 7, 2017 – Dallas 122 vs. Los Angeles 111
  • January 22, 2017 – Dallas 122 vs. Los Angeles 73
  • December 29, 2016 – Dallas 101 vs. Los Angeles 89
  • November 8, 2016 – Dallas 109 vs. Los Angeles 97
  • January 26, 2016 – Dallas 92 vs. Los Angeles 90
  • November 13, 2015 – Dallas 90s vs. Los Angeles 82
  • November 1, 2015 – Dallas 103 vs. Los Angeles 93

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