LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (0-2) AT MAVERICKS (2-0) Time: 8:30 p.m. Radio: ESPN 103.3 FM; Univision 1270 AM (Spanish) About the Mavericks: So far in this series, the Mavs have accomplished what not many thought they could accomplish. And that is they went into Los Angeles and won the first two games of this best-of-seven series against the Clippers. The last time the Mavs won the first two games of a playoff series was in 2011 when they took a 2-0 lead over that other LA team – the Lakers – in the Western Conference semifinals. That year the Mavs wound up sweeping the Lakers and went on to win the NBA title. . .This is the first home playoff game for the Mavs since April 23, 2016 when they lost Game 4 of their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 119-108. . .The Mavs are expecting a crowd of approximately 16,000, which will be one of the largest crowds in the NBA since the league was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic following a March 11, 2020 contest at American Airlines Center between the Mavs and Denver Nuggets. . .The Mavs are 21-15 at home this season and have won eight of their last nine home games. “But just because you’re home doesn’t mean you’re just going to walk out there and win a game,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “You still got to keep doing the things that you’ve been doing well in previous games, and that’s going to always be the challenge as you move along to the next game of a playoff series.”. .Luka Doncic has been absolutely spectacular in the first two games. The third-year point guard contributed 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the series opener, and added 39 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in Game 2. . .Whatever Tim Hardaway Jr. ate for pregame meals prior to Games 1 and 2, he may want to consider continuing that as part of his pregame meal. Hardaway feasted on the Clippers for 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting – and 5-of-9 shots from 3-point range – in the 113-103 Game 1 victory. And in the 127-121 triumph in Game 2, he tallied 28 points on 9-of-14 attempts – including 6-of-8 tries from 3-point territory. . .The Mavs are 35-of-70 from downtown for 50 percent in this series.