Dallas Mavericks Seek Redemption in 2024 NBA Playoffs

Dallas Mavericks Seek Redemption in 2024 NBA Playoffs

Last year, the Dallas Mavericks deliberately tanked the NBA future odds opportunity to qualify for the play-in round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. This year, the Mavericks fought hard to place in the first six of the Western Conference to avoid the play-in round. Following a five-team battle for the final two automatic qualifier spots, the Mavericks escaped the play-in round. Since 2019, the NBA Playoffs have been more unpredictable. And that is why Dallas might do some damage. With Luka Doncic, the Mavericks have a shot anytime they take the floor.

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Dallas Mavericks Team Overview

The Dallas Mavericks are 50-32 straight up, 48-34 against the spread, and 36-46 over/under the sports betting total. Late on, Dallas has covered five out of their last seven games. In comparison, the Mavericks have gone under the total in six of its previous eight matchups. Dallas is 5th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Dallas is seven games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

In sum, Dallas has NBA metrics of 7th for scoring offense, 11th for field goal percentage, 13th for 3-point field goal percentage, 27th for free throw percentage, and 21st for offensive rebounding. While on defense, the Mavericks have NBA playoff odds metrics of 20th for scoring defense, 20th for field goal percentage permitted, 18th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 25th for defensive rebounding.

Doncic helped keep Dallas in the black this season. The Mavericks will face the LA Clippers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Specifically, the series will begin on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Dallas Mavericks Key Players and Coach

Head coach Jason Kidd is a previous NBA player who had two stints with the Mavs—including in 2011 when Dallas won the NBA championship. He was a 10-time NBA All-Star. Previously, Kidd coached the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. His career record is 323-296 in the regular season and 18-24 in the playoffs.

Namely, PG Kyrie Irving is an 8-time NBA All-Star and was on the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship team. This season, Irving averaged 25.6 points per game.

PG Luka Doncic leads Dallas with 33.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game. Doncic is a 5-time NBA All-Star. In turn, he averaged over 30 points per game in the past two seasons and all three of his playoff campaigns for Dallas.

Dallas Mavericks History

The Dallas Mavericks nearly made it to the NBA Finals in 1988 after five straight postseason appearances. But Dallas fell in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. Subsequently, Dallas went a full decade without making the playoffs. But the Mavericks ended up contending with Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Finley, and Steve Nash. Of course, Nash soon went on to be a two-time NBA MVP with the Phoenix Suns, preventing Dallas from becoming a dynasty. However, Nowitzki led the franchise to its first NBA Finals appearance in 2006 where the Mavericks lost in six games to the Miami Heat.

Nowitzki and the Mavericks got revenge on the Heat five years later. Dallas won its first NBA title. Veteran guards Jason Terry and Jason Kidd took some of the pressure off Nowitzki. In comparison, Tyson Chandler was strong in defense. That led to Dallas dropping just five games on its way to its lone championship.

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