Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets that Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr. will all play. That’s great news for the Mavs as they face a tough test at home.

Porzingis has missed the last two games due to a knee contusion sustained against the New Orleans Pelicans last Thursday.

Meanwhile, Luka Doncic missed the last game vs the Memphis Grizzlies with a sore ankle. With Doncic back in the starting lineup, Jalen Brunson will slide back onto the 2nd unit off the bench for the Mavs.

Tim Hardaway Jr., who was questionable to play with a banged up knee, is also going to play. It will be almost all hands on deck for the Mavs ahead of a big game vs one of the best teams in the league.

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The Mavs are 11-11 on the season and in need of a shot in the arm. A win vs Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets could do just that for their season. The Nets are at the top of the Eastern Conference, with a 16-7 record.

The Brooklyn Nets are 8-2 on the road. Only the Phoenix Suns have a better road record in the league at 9-2. The Mavs have lost two straight with Porzingis sidelined. The return of the ‘Unicorn’ should help the team on both ends of the floor.

Porzingis is averaging 20 points, eight rebounds and almost two blocks per game. Having someone being able to protect the paint should force Brooklyn to shoot more from the outside. Durant though, usually does not have much of a problem with that.