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Notable items and important stretches on the 2021-2022 Mavericks schedule

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Notable items and important stretches on the 2021-2022 Mavericks schedule

The NBA released the full 2021-2022 season schedule for the Mavericks and the 29 other teams on Friday. Two notable games on Dallas’ schedule were confirmed earlier this week with their season opener being on October 21st against the Hawks in Atlanta and their second consecutive Christmas Day game with this time being against the Jazz in Utah.

Notable opponents and their trips to Dallas include:

  • Home opener on October 26th against 2021 draft #2 selection Jalen Green and the Houston Rockets
  • Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in town on November 15th and again on January 3rd.
  • The Brooklyn Nets make their lone visit to Dallas on December 7th.
  • LeBron James and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers come to town first on December 15th and then on March 29th.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo and the champion Milwaukee Bucks are in for their only visit on December 23rd.
  • The highly anticipated return of the Splash Brothers and the rest of the Golden State Warriors make their trips to Dallas on January 6th and March 3rd.
  • Rick Carlisle returns to Dallas on January 29th with his new team, the Indiana Pacers.
  • The regular season finale is against the San Antonio Spurs on April 10th.

The Mavericks are slated to play 12 back-to-backs this season, just slightly down from the 13 they played in the abbreviated 2020-2021 season.

The team’s longest homestand of the season will be six games from February 2nd through February 12th against the following opponents: the Thunder, 76ers, Hawks, Pistons and Clippers (2x). There are two “off” days prior to the start of the homestand and two “off” days after the final game on the 12th, so the Mavericks will be able to sleep in their own beds for about two weeks. A very rare occurrence in an NBA season.

The All-Star Break is from February 18th through February 24th. Dallas heads into the break with two road games against the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans and then kicks off the second half of the season with a very road stretch against the Jazz, Warriors and Lakers.

Games against opponents that finished the 20-21 season with a winning record by month:
October – 3 (out of 6 games)
November – 7 (out of 13 games)
December – 7 (out of 16 games)
January – 8 (out of 16 games)
February – 7 (out of 10 games)
March – 9 (out of 16 games)
April – 2 (out of 5 games)

Mavs PR stated that individual game tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 27th at 10 AM on or by calling 214-747-MAVS.


Editor-in-Chief for Dallas Fanatic| Born and raised in Dallas, I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas in 2014 after majoring in Radio/TV/Film. I'm a lover of all sports and support every DFW team. For random sports and other thoughts, find me on Twitter: @DylanDuell

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