On Sunday Night, an NBA showdown between Western Conference foes will be featured from Dallas as the Mavericks host Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Westbrook has been getting most of the work done on his own and will try to carry his team to a win tonight after suffering several recent losses. Meanwhile, the Mavs have seen a good return from their trade acquisition Nerlens Noel and will try to continue that trend tonight. The Thunder vs. Mavs live streaming and TV coverage arrives from the ESPN networks for fans to enjoy.

OKC vs. Dallas matchup

Coming into this game, the Dallas Mavericks are now 3-1 since bringing Nerlens Noel over from the Philadelphia 76ers via trade.

With Noel in the starting lineup, it has allowed Dirk Nowitzki to move to the power forward spot and Harrison Barnes to fit in at small forward, making for a powerful front court. The team also has expectations that veteran Wesley Matthews will be back on the court Sunday after sitting out with a hip injury.

Despite Russell Westbrook scoring 40 points in several recent games, the OKC guard has been unable to get things done on his own. The team suffered a loss to the lottery-bound Phoenix Suns recently and now will try to bounce back on the road. It's clear Westbrook needs to find additional scoring help from the likes of teammates like Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, and maybe some of the starters.

Dallas is currently 25-36 in the standings for the Western Conference, while Oklahoma City is 35-27 and has the No. 7 seed right now for the playoff picture. The Mavs are battling with Sacramento and Portland for the No. 8 spot held by the 28-34 Denver Nuggets.

Game odds & how to watch

Sunday night's Thunder vs.

Mavs game is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ESPN will provide the live televised coverage of this Western Conference NBA matchup. Live streaming is available online through the WatchESPN website and compatible mobile apps. In addition, SlingTV has a free one-week trial offer available for all new customers who sign up for their service and features ESPN among its basic channel package.

In terms of the odds for this NBA game, it's considered a "pick" situation as the spread is currently even for this matchup. Both teams are priced at -110 on the moneyline with the over/under set at 206 points for the game.

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