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Lakers vs. Mavericks Game Preview: Can the Lakers stop Seth Curry?

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The Mavericks have done the opposite of the Lakers this season.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are still winless since the All-Star break, which is an even bigger problem with a two-game road trip laying in front of them. Worse, the Dallas Mavericks — whom they visit Tuesday afternoon — have won four of their six games since basketball resumed.

That’s in no small part thanks to Seth Curry, whose play has been on par with his older brother, a guy by the name of Steph. He’s shooting lights out from deep, which means the Lakers once again find themselves in a defensive quandary.

Dallas started the season winning just two of their 15 games, looking like a lock for the lottery. They’ve turned it around since, and Dirk Nowitzki’s full-time return has helped stabilize what was a floundering team.

The Lakers have the opposite tale to tell, starting off looking like a potential playoff team in the Western Conference before falling apart. Things have not gone the purple and gold’s way, and every time it looks like they’ve turned a corner they appear to hit another wall.

Larry Nance, Jr. is expected to play tonight after suffering a minor wrist injury. Ivica Zubac may be out with a thigh contusion, however.

The good news for LA is it’s only a two-game road trip, without any back-to-back shenanigans. They face Phoenix on Thursday, but let’s take one thing at a time.

Enjoy the game, which is a bit earlier than usual with a 5:30 tip-off!

Time: 5:30 p.m. PT

TV: Spectrum SportsNet