The 2014 NBA live streaming and televised games on the schedule in the coming days feature several marquee matchups. Starting things off on Wednesday night will be a battle in the "Lone Star" state as the Dallas Mavericks take on the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are coming off a dramatic overtime win on Tuesday night, while Dallas easily took care of business at home against the Lakers. Now the two teams square off with the latest televised and live stream NBA game to be presented through ESPN sports networks.
A Jan. 8 report via FOX News notes that this will be the Spurs' second straight game at home, and part of their six of seven during this home stretch. Last night they took down the Memphis Grizzlies in a scintillating game with an extra session. Manu Ginobli had the game-winning layup with 1.8 seconds to go in overtime, helping the Spurs to the 110-108 win. San Antonio is currently 27-8 overall and 7-3 in their last ten games played. The team sits even with Western Conference-leading team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, as of this report.
On the other side, the Dallas Mavs, led by Dirk Nowitski, and this year's backcourt addition, Monta Ellis, are 20-15 overall. If the playoffs started today, the Mavericks would have the eighth spot in the West. However, with more than half a season still left to be played, they'll be fighting to stay within reach of the playoffs, as the West is clearly the more competitive conference once again. Dallas enters tonight's road game after a 110-97 win at home against the Kobe-less Los Angeles Lakers.
The Mavs rank as the seventh-best team in terms of assists, dishing out 23.5 per game, and as the tenth-best scoring team in the NBA with 103.1 points averaged per game. San Antonio bests them in both categories, sitting second in assists (25.2 per game) and seventh in points (104.5 per game). Not only that, but add in the fact that the Spurs are fourth in the league in defense, holding teams to 96.9 points per game, and they would seem to have the advantage. However, playing an extra session last night could have them a bit more tired.
Odds makers started the Spurs as 8-point favorites ahead of this matchup, but they've since fallen to about 5-point favorites. The over/under points total for the game is set at 208 points after opening just a half point above that. There's no key injuries to note as of this report.
Wednesday night's Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs game has a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. NBA fans can watch this game live on ESPN for cable or satellite television coverage. In addition, those with access to WatchESPN can watch this game live streaming online through their computers or mobile devices. See more details here with regards to which cable and satellite companies allow their customers to access the WatchESPN sports broadband network.