Through 3 Quarters

The Dallas Mavericks were the heavy favorites here for a reason. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Los Angeles Lakers 113-84 three quarters in.

Dallas has been riding high on the performance of point guard Luka Doncic, who has dropped a triple-double on 34 points, 12 assists, and 12 rebounds. A double-double would be Doncic's fourth in a row.

Los Angeles has enjoyed the tag-team combination of shooting guard Malik Monk and point guard Russell Westbrook. The former has shot 5-for-9 from downtown and has recorded 25 points and four boards, while the latter has 25 points and six assists along with five boards.

The Mavericks' lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

Los Angeles @ Dallas

Current Records: Los Angeles 31-43; Dallas 46-29

What to Know

The Los Angeles Lakers have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court 1. They are staying on the road Tuesday to face off against the Dallas Mavericks at 7:30 p.m. ET March 29 at American Airlines Center. Dallas should still be feeling good after a victory, while the Lakers will be looking to regain their footing.

Los Angeles came up short against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, falling 116-108. Los Angeles was up 69-49 at the end of the half but somehow couldn't manage to seal the deal. The losing side was boosted by small forward LeBron James, who shot 7-for-13 from beyond the arc and finished with 39 points, five dimes and nine boards. LBJ's night made it four games in a row in which he has scored at least 36 points.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the matchup between Dallas and the Utah Jazz on Sunday was still a pretty decisive one as Dallas wrapped it up with a 114-100 win at home. The Mavericks' point guard Luka Doncic did his thing and dropped a double-double on 32 points and ten rebounds along with five assists.

The Lakers are now 31-43 while Dallas sits at 46-29. Dallas is 26-19 after wins this season, and Los Angeles is 21-21 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • TV: TNT
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $93.00

Odds

The Mavericks are a big 12-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as an 11.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Dallas have won 12 out of their last 23 games against Los Angeles.

  • Mar 01, 2022 - Dallas 109 vs. Los Angeles 104
  • Dec 15, 2021 - Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 104
  • Apr 24, 2021 - Dallas 108 vs. Los Angeles 93
  • Apr 22, 2021 - Dallas 115 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • Dec 25, 2020 - Los Angeles 138 vs. Dallas 115
  • Jan 10, 2020 - Los Angeles 129 vs. Dallas 114
  • Dec 29, 2019 - Los Angeles 108 vs. Dallas 95
  • Dec 01, 2019 - Dallas 114 vs. Los Angeles 100
  • Nov 01, 2019 - Los Angeles 119 vs. Dallas 110
  • Jan 07, 2019 - Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 97
  • Nov 30, 2018 - Los Angeles 114 vs. Dallas 103
  • Oct 31, 2018 - Los Angeles 114 vs. Dallas 113
  • Mar 28, 2018 - Los Angeles 103 vs. Dallas 93
  • Feb 23, 2018 - Los Angeles 124 vs. Dallas 102
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Dallas 130 vs. Los Angeles 123
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 101
  • Mar 07, 2017 - Dallas 122 vs. Los Angeles 111
  • Jan 22, 2017 - Dallas 122 vs. Los Angeles 73
  • Dec 29, 2016 - Dallas 101 vs. Los Angeles 89
  • Nov 08, 2016 - Dallas 109 vs. Los Angeles 97
  • Jan 26, 2016 - Dallas 92 vs. Los Angeles 90
  • Nov 13, 2015 - Dallas 90 vs. Los Angeles 82
  • Nov 01, 2015 - Dallas 103 vs. Los Angeles 93

Injury Report for Dallas

  • Theo Pinson: Out (Finger)
  • Sterling Brown: Out (Covid-19)
  • Trey Burke: Out (Covid-19)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.: Out (Foot)

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • Dwight Howard: Game-Time Decision (Hip)
  • LeBron James: Out (Ankle)
  • Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)
  • Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)