NBA Preseason Rosters: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves — Will Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns Take Down Luka Doncic & Co. Again?

Published 10/07/2023, 8:37 AM EDT

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After three months of hiatus, NBA fans finally rejoiced as NBA basketball returns. The NBA preseason gives players an opportunity to get up to speed for the long season ahead. And the fans also benefit, as they can watch their beloved team prepare for the first time in three months. The Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves played each other at the Etihad Arena on October 5th.

The Timberwolves won the hard-fought game, even without their star man Anthony Edwards against the Mavs. The two teams will face each other once again later today, as the Mavs look to bounce back from the loss.

Will Ant Edwards play Today?


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Timberwolves and the Mavericks played out a thrilling match at the Etihad Arena, UAE. The game ended 111-99 in favor of the Wolves, with Karl Anthony Towns scoring 20 points, most for the Wolves. The Mavs gave minutes to both their stars, Kyrie and Luka. Luka Doncic starred for the Mavs, as he out-scored everyone during the game with 25 points. But the Timberwolves star player, Anthony Edwards, missed the game because of an ankle injury he suffered during practice.


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Though Edwards’ ankle sprain isn’t believed to be serious, he still remains a doubt for the game later today. As reported by Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Coach Chris Finch hopes Edwards will be able to play in Saturday’s preseason game against Dallas. Minnesota fans would be hoping that they can see their franchise cornerstone return to the court as soon as possible because their hopes rest on Edwards’ shoulders.

Where and When can you watch Wolves vs. Mavs?

Fans can watch most games on NBA TV. For that, they would also have to subscribe to the NBA League Pass. The cost of a subscription would be $14.99 per month and there is also an NBA League Pass premium, which would cost $22.99 per month. If you buy either of these plans directly on NBA.com, you’ll also get NBA TV at no extra cost.


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USA Today via Reuters

The Game begins at 12:00 PM, Eastern Time. Another mouth-watering clash between the Warriors and the Lakers begins at 8:30 PM, Eastern Time.


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Some NBA Preseason games are also available on ESPN and TNT. You can stream games on channels like ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT with services such as YouTube TV or Fubo TV.

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Dushyant Singh


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Dushyant Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. His basketball script journey began in 2020 when he was captivated by the Los Angeles Lakers’ triumphant NBA championship win. Before that he was merely dribbling and dunking as a boy next door.
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Saumya Khanduja