Despite an incredible 42-point effort from Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks succumbed to a 118-110 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the first round of basketball's NBA playoffs.
The Mavericks were seemingly en route to having a surprise lead going into game 2 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning at 06:30 in India), but an ejection for a double-technical for star forward Kristaps Porzingis early in the third quarter changed the dynamic of the contest. Consequently, the Clippers put a chokehold on the Mavericks' offence and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
Duo Kawhi Leonard and Paul George led the way for the Clippers, scoring 29 and 27, respectively, while veteran Lou Williams contributed 14 points off the bench.
Doncic, who set a new record for most points in NBA playoffs debut, rued his 11 turnovers in the post-match press conference.
You can watch how he gets on in game 2, as Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks will be available on live streaming for fans in India on Thursday morning.
Earlier on that day, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will also be in action in Game 2 of their series in the NBA playoffs.
Jason Tatum's 32 points and 29 from Jaylen Brown helped the 17-time NBA champions secure a hard-fought 109-101 victory and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
NBA playoffs schedule and live timings for India
*Only select matches will be broadcast in India
Thursday 20 August - Early Morning (IST)
Game 2: Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz 1:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST)
Game 2: Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers, 4:00 AM IST
Game 2: Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks, 6:30 AM IST
Thursday 20 August - Evening
Game 2: Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat, 10:30 PM IST
Friday 21 August - Early Morning (IST)
Game 2: Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder, 1:00 AM IST
Game 2: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic, 3:30 AM IST
Game 2: Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trailblazers, 6:30 AM IST
Friday 21 August - Evening
Game 3: Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors, 11:00 PM IST
Saturday 22 August - Early Morning (IST)
Game 3: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets, 1:30 AM IST
Game 3: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics, 4:00 AM IST
Game 3: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers, 6:30 AM IST
Saturday 22 August - Evening
Game 3: Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks, 10:30 PM IST
Where to watch the NBA playoffs live in India
Select matches of the NBA playoffs will be broadcast live in India on the Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the NBA playoffs in India, including Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks, will be available on the SonyLiv platform.
The NBA can also be watched on their official website with the subscription-based NBA League Pass.