San Antonio Spurs will face off with Southwest Division rivals the Dallas Mavs this weekend

Injuries continue to play a factor for the Spurs, who sat out five players, including three starters, in a staggering loss to the Phoenix Suns.

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click to enlarge The Spurs have a puncher’s chance in their New Year’s Eve showdown against their longtime foes, provided they can keep their starters on the court. - Spurs / Reginald Thomas II
Spurs / Reginald Thomas II
The Spurs have a puncher’s chance in their New Year’s Eve showdown against their longtime foes, provided they can keep their starters on the court.
Southwest Division rivals face off on Saturday night when league darling Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks take on the Spurs.

After guard Jalen Brunson's departure to the New York Knicks over the summer via free agency, the Mavericks have struggled to find a consistent secondary scorer to compliment Doncic, who's putting up MVP numbers.

Following last season's unlikely Western Conference Finals appearance, Doncic has carried the load for Dallas, and his league usage rate only ranks behind that of Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Injuries continue to play a factor for the Spurs, who sat out five players, including three starters, in a staggering loss to the Phoenix Suns earlier this month.

Maverick’s Coach Jason Kidd has described his squad as “a team that lives or dies by three,” suggesting the Spurs have a puncher’s chance in their New Year’s Eve showdown against their longtime foes, provided they can keep their starters on the court.

$24 and up, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com, Bally Sports SW-SA.

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