Breaking down the first half of the Dallas Mavericks season
The NBA Season is fast approaching and teams like the Dallas Mavericks are trying to figure out which players best fit into their system. Today, let us examine the season and predict how the Mavs first-half will play out.
The Dallas Mavericks are projected to be one of the top ten NBA teams this season but there are still questions the team has yet to answer. For instance: When will Kristaps Porzingis come back? What will the starting line up looking like? Has Luka Doncic recached his full potential? and Will Dwight Powell and Jalen Brunson bounce back?
While so much is still left unsaid, it is key to analyze how the team will adjust based on their current situation.
Grab your Mavs gear and lets analyze how the season will play out. And since the NBA has released the first half of the season we will use it to support some of our predictions
(Disclaimer: I will be breaking down the Dallas Maverick’s record based on a month by month basis)
Month of December
During the month of December, the Mavs will have a tough task. They will open up the season against a generated Phoenix Suns squad who come off an undefeated bubble season. After that, the team will have to face both Los Angeles teams. The last game of the month will be against LaMelo Ball’s new quad, in the Charlotte Hornets.
To summarize, the Mavs will start off the season in high gear by knocking off the young Phoenix Suns squad. Soon after, the team will experience their first and only two game losing streak of the season, as both LA teams will dominate the Mavs. However, I see them finishing off the 2020 year on a good note, by beating the Hornets.
Month of January
During the month of January, the Mavs have a total of 17 games. The toughest opponents during that month include the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets and the Houston Rockets, a team whom they play twice.
Another thing to add, of those 17 games, 10 of those are road games. On of the road last season, the team won 62 percent of their games, in comparison to home games where they won 52.6 percent of games.
With all that being said, I predict of the 17 games, the Dallas Mavericks will lose a total of five games. The loses will include dropping games to the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz.
Record: 12 – 5
Month of February
The month of February does not get easier. Dallas has a tough task as they face up against some of the toughest teams from the Eastern Conference. On the schedule for the Mavericks includes a young Atlanta Hawks squad and a back to back to back series of games against the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and the new-look Brooklyn Nets. During that three game stretch, the team will have lost two of the three games.
Some other tough games will include back to back games against the Golden State Warriors, a matchup against the Portland Trailblazers and a match up against the young New Orleans Pelicans.
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With the schedule not getting easier and Dallas adjusting to midseason injuries, the team will struggle as a majority of the games will be on national television. During the month Dallas has a total of nine televised games. Given the break before the second half, the team will come out firing as they will be able to regroup and focus on healing injuries and overcoming COVID protocols.
Record: 7 -7
Month of March
As for the first-half of March, the team has a total of two games. One against the Orlando Magic and the other against the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder. With one of those games being at home, Dallas has no problem finishing out March will a series of two wins.
Record 2 – 0
Overall the Dallas Mavericks will start off the first-half of the NBA season on a positive note. Just allow the team chemistry to develop and KP to regain his health. All in all, this will be an exciting season of Mavs Basketball.
- Published on 12/11/2020 at 13:01 PM
- Last updated at 12/11/2020 at 12:38 PM