Photo: Houston Chronicle/Jon Shapley

The Texas showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets will likely star the two best players from both sides.

In particular, Luka Doncic and James Harden are listed as probable and available, respectively, ahead of Monday’s game in Houston.

Each missed the most recent game for their team due to injury. Harden and Doncic finished third and fourth, respectively, in MVP voting for the 2019-20 season.

They were named to the All-Star team and the All-NBA First Team following the season. A final confirmation for both players will be available in pregame media sessions.