After missing the playoffs last season, the Mavericks are back in the postseason. Dallas has made it for the 13th time in the last 14 years. Coach Rick Carlisle brings an impressive 53-50 career postseason record into 2014, and he looks to improve upon it. Monta Ellis, who has had a fantastic year starting for Dallas, will be looking to win for the very franchise that he upset in the first round of the 2007 playoffs as a member of the Golden State Warriors. He is playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki, who continues to amaze the league at the age of 35.
There are 5,287 Dallas Mavericks playoff tickets available for the first round at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Although the Mavericks have a higher playoff premium than many of the other NBA teams in 2014, the average price of these first-round tickets is $220.58. The tickets are 172.83 percent more than the regular-season price of $80.85. Since Dallas missed the playoffs in 2013, you have to get to the stadium to see the Mavericks this postseason.
Although the Mavericks were one of the final teams to secure a playoff spot, they still have many positive attributes that make them a threat in the Western Conference. They own one of the best offenses in many categories. Dallas’ offensive efficiency and effective field-goal percentage are both in the top five in the NBA. In addition, they are among the best in 3-point and free-throw shooting.
Nowitzki and Ellis lead the charge in most of those areas. Nowitzki is arguably the best pure shooter in the league, and he is once again one of the best in terms of points per shot. Ellis’ scoring average is very strong for a secondary scorer. Vince Carter and Jose Calderon are also a large part of the team’s strong shooting. Carter is on the leaderboard in 3-point and free-throw shooting, and Calderon has a top-five 3-point percentage.
The Mavericks’ defense can generate possessions for this great offense. They are among the best in the league in forcing opponents’ turnovers. Dallas steals the basketball better than most teams in the NBA. This type of defense makes Carlisle’s team a fun one to watch, so you if you’re looking to catch some playoff games live, be sure to get your Mavericks tickets today at TiqIQ.com.