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Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 1: How to watch, start time, TV schedule

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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s go time for the LA Clippers. After an entire season of ramping up, this is finally the point when the games matter. First on the docket is the Dallas Mavericks, the team’s playoff opponent for the first time in franchise history.

The Clippers beat the Mavericks all three times they played each other this season, including once during the seeding games. This isn’t a matchup that should give LA much grief, but the circumstances of this postseason are unlike any other, so it’s probably best not to get too confident.

LA heads into this game having won its last two contests, though the team only used its real rotation in one of them. Meanwhile, Dallas comes in on a two-game losing streak as the Mavericks ended their season against the two hottest teams in the bubble, Portland and Phoenix.

The full schedule for the series was released last week, and here’s what you need to know for how to watch Game 1.

Game Information

Where: AdventHealth Arena, Orlando, Florida

When: Monday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. PT

How to watch: ESPN, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Southwest Dallas, fubo TV

How to listen: KEIB 1150, ESPN 103.3 FM / 1270 AM (ESP)

Projected Starting Lineups

Clippers: Reggie Jackson, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris Sr., Ivica Zubac

Mavericks: Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Kristaps Porzingis

Injuries/Absences

Clippers: Patrick Beverley (left calf), Montrezl Harrell (self-isolation), Landry Shamet (left foot) — QUESTIONABLE

Mavericks: Courtney Lee (left calf), Dwight Powell (right achilles) — OUT, Kristaps Porzingis (left heel) — PROBABLE

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