The NBA playoffs are here and for the Dallas Mavericks, that only means one thing: Win at all cost. Sounds simple right? Well, in order for Dallas to take care of business they will need to show the NBA world who they really are.
Let’s take a deeper look into the Mavs’ status this season:
This 2020-2021 regular season, the Dallas Mavericks finished 42-30 and claimed first place in the Southwest Division. While it may not mean much, Dallas’ fans can save that have superiority over those so called San Antonio Spurs. Against the Spurs this season, Dallas won the season series 2-1. However, this doesn’t mean much since San Antonio did not make the playoffs. What does matter is Dallas’ record against the upcoming Western Conference.
Who exactly are the real Dallas Mavericks?
Against the West, the Mavs finished 21-21. Some top wins came against the 7th seeded Los Angeles Lakes and the playoff fighting Golden State Warriors. Other key head matchups included an April 5th win against the 1st seeded Utah Jazz and a March 13th win against the third seeded Denver Nuggets. So I guess you can can the Mavericks are the real deal.
However, the team has had their fair share of head scratching loses too. Against teams under .500, Dallas is just 17-15. Some strange loses included two recent downfalls to the Sacramento Kings, a nine point loss to the Houston Rockets and a season ending defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tough blows for a squad who finished sixth in the West.
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While this is important, the important news is how did they fair against the Los Angeles Clippers? Against the other LA team, the Mavs won the season series 2-1. In their most recent game, Dallas came out swinging. In their last game against the Clippers, the Mavs went off as Luka Doncic torched the team with 42 points and nine assists. Other key contributions included Kristaps Porzingis who had 13 rebounds and two blocks and Josh Richardson who tallied 14 points of his own.
So you’re telling me there’s a chance? Realistically yes indeed!! Now all the team needs a little bit of Luka magic, some big men down low and a bunch of defensive stops. Sounds simple right? Well the team can do it. I mean they did beat the Clippers already twice this season. So who says they can’t do it again.
All the team needs really needs is the real Dallas Mavericks to please standup!
- Published on 05/21/2021 at 16:01 PM
- Last updated at 05/21/2021 at 13:36 PM