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Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

After Philly's loss last night, teams that played preseason games in China are now 1-8 ATS and straight up in their regular-season opener, since the 2014-15 season. The Mavs are 1-point underdogs tonight in Phoenix.

Press Start: 2018 Australian & NZ NBA lineup (1:44)
Jordan slams the door on dunk (0:16)
Spalding cruses windmill dunk (0:28)
Doncic shows off all the skills (0:59)
Jordan crushes the rim (0:19)
Doncic feeds Smith who rocks the rim on alley-oop (0:22)
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Mavs' Nowitzki out weeks, to miss '18-19 start

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will miss multiple weeks while he continues to recover from April ankle surgery, according to coach Rick Carlisle. Nowitzki is expected to be out for several games to start the 2018-19 season.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki will not be ready for the Mavs' opener and will probably miss several games to start the season as he continues to rehab from April ankle surgery. "It's going to be multiple weeks," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He is doing better but has not done any significant court work."

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Uni Watch NBA season preview

Welcome to a new NBA season full of new looks, new courts and the full force of LockerVision.

Nación ESPN - The Latino Experience: J.J. Barea, an example of solidarity (1:31)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Suns guard Devin Booker (hand surgery) told ESPN's The Undefeated that he is still hopeful to play in the season-opener against Dallas on Oct. 17.

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Source: Mavericks fire accused photographer

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the league is aware of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the Mavericks' team photographer and will monitor how the team responds.

Smith makes slick one-handed pass to Powell for jam (0:17)
Doncic feeds Powell for the dunk (0:17)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"One more year! One more year! One more year!" fans in Shenzhen chant as Dirk Nowitzki leaves the court.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chinese star Ding Yanyuhang gets a standing ovation in Shenzhen when he checks in for the Mavs.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The status of Mavs forward Ding Yanyuhang for Monday's game in Shenzhen remains a game-time decision, coach Rick Carlisle said. The Chinese star has been sidelined by knee tendinitis and practiced for the first time this fall on Sunday.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle: "We love Ding. We're hoping he can practice today and feel good. If he feels good, maybe he can play a few minutes tomorrow. We'll see."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Redick on the reception from Chinese fans during his 28-point, 10-of-10 performance: "It was the most polite booing that I've ever received in my life. I mean, they booed and they cheered. It was like, ‘We're mad at you, but we appreciate the way you shoot a basketball.'"

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Team Stats

Points Per Game102.328th
Rebounds Per Game41.327th
Assists Per Game22.719th
Points Allowed105.412th

2018 Draft Picks

1(5)Trae YoungPGOklahoma
2(3)Jalen BrunsonPGVillanova
2(24)Shake MiltonPGSMU

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