The GIST: Please enjoy this Marina Mabrey to Charli Collier assist ahead of the Wings’ first preseason game this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT, while we pretend not to stress about the Mavericks and Stars’ playoff outlooks.
🏀Mavericks: Thanks to a from Luka Doncic, the Mavs picked up a big 127–113 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday, helping them hold on to . But the LA Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers are hot on their tails with under two weeks remaining in the regular season. Talk about the wild, wild West.
- Dallas will face a true playoff test tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT, taking on Kevin Durant and the East’s second place team, the Brooklyn Nets. No pressure, no diamonds.
🏒Stars: Center Tyler Seguin gave us something to cheer about, returning to the ice on Monday and from a hip injury. But the fun stopped there as the Stars fell 5–4 to the Florida Panthers in overtime. And there’s more bad news where that came from: they dropped yesterday’s tilt with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6–2. Ugh.