TNT will host Sunday’s first-round NBA playoff matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks with tip-off set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, and will air on Bally Sports SoCal in the Clippers market and on Bally Sports SW-DAL in the Mavericks market.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA playoff matchup, you can stream the game on Watch TNT or via their mobile app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access TNT for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
The Mavericks won’t be sweeping the Clippers in the first round. Luka Doncic has been spectacular in the postseason so far, but his 44 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 couldn’t power Dallas to a 3-0 lead. The Mavericks’ role-players have performed at a solid level but Kristaps Porzingis has been a massive disappointment. If Luka gets enough help from his co-star, an upset could be on the horizon.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have been are averaging 26 and 34 points per game, respectively. The Clippers’ have the worst defensive rating (127.5) in the NBA. Los Angeles has no answer for Doncic and its role-players can’t seem to hit shots at a high enough rate to keep up with Dallas’s dynamic offense. Moving Reggie Jackson into the starting lineup for Patrick Beverley appears to have given the Clippers an edge, but we’ll have to see whether that tactic will work again in Game 4.