LeBron James looks to continue his recent impressive game tear when the Lakers visit the Mavericks on Wednesday night.

In his last eight games, James is averaging 29.8 points, 8.0 assists and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from 3-point range. In Los Angeles’ most recent outing, James finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks in a win over the Magic.

Now, James is looking to score three wins in a row for the Lakers as they visit a Mavericks team that will be without Luka Doncic for the third straight game.

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Unsurprisingly, Dallas is not the same team without its 22-year-old superstar. Up to this point in the season, the Mavs have gone 2-4 in Doncic’s absence, with both wins over the Thunder and the Hornets in the last week.

Kristaps Porzingis took a step through Dallas in his most recent victory, finishing with 24 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in 25 minutes of action. With Anthony Davis battling a sore knee and Dwight Howard entering the NBA Health and Safety Protocols, Porzingis has a chance to make a difference on the front court for the Mavs.

So far in the season, both the Lakers (15-13) and Mavs (14-13) have hovered around the .500 mark. Fortunately for both Dallas and Los Angeles, there is a lot to work out in the Western Conference outside of their top three teams in the Suns, Warriors and Jazz.

Wednesday night is an opportunity for the Mavericks or Lakers to score a victory that could be a huge boost as they prepare for their respective Christmas Day shows next weekend.

Who will come out on top?

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What channel is Lakers vs. Mavericks?

  • Television channel: ESPN
  • Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | fuboTV

What time does Lakers vs. Mavericks?

  • Date: Wednesday December 15
  • Hour: 7:30 pm ET

Lakers 2021-22 Schedule

Date Play Time (ET) National television
December 15 in Mavericks 7:30 pm ESPN
December 17 in Timberwolves 10:00 pm ESPN
Decembre 19th in Bulls 3:30 pm
December 21 against suns 10:00 pm TNT
December 23th vs. Spurs 10:30 pm
December 25th against networks 8:00 pm ABC / ESPN
December 28th in rockets 8:00 pm
December 29 in Grizzlies 8:00 pm NBA TV
December 31st against the Trail Blazers 10:30 pm NBA TV
January 2 against Timberwolves 9:30 pm

Mavericks 2021-22 Schedule

Date Play Time (ET) National television
December 15 vs. Lakers 7:30 pm ESPN
Decembre 19th in Timberwolves 8:00 pm
December 21 against Timberwolves 8:30 pm
December 23th in bucks 8:30 pm NBA TV
December 25th in Jazz 10:30 pm ESPN
December 27 in Trail Blazers 10:00 pm
December 29 in Kings 10:30 pm NBA TV
December 31st in Kings 6:00 pm
January 2 in Thunder 7:00 pm
January 3 against nuggets 8:30 pm

NBA schedule for 2021-22

After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:

  • Changes deadline: Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
  • The regular season concludes: April 10th
  • Entrance tournament: April 12-15
  • The playoffs begin: April 16th
  • The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
  • NBA draft 2022: June 23